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Scale Choice Guide


Minor Type Chords
Chord Types Most Appropriate Scale Choices Chord Function
Minor Triad Dorian Mode, Blues, Minor Pentatonic Chord II
Minor 6th Dorian Mode, Blues, Minor Pentatonic Chord II
Minor 7th Dorian Mode, Blues, Minor Pentatonic Chord II
Minor 7sus4 Dorian Mode, Blues, Minor Pentatonic Chord II
Minor 69 Dorian Mode, Blues, Minor Pentatonic Chord II
Minor 9th Dorian Mode, Blues, Minor Pentatonic Chord II
Minor 11th Dorian Mode, Blues, Minor Pentatonic Chord II
Minor 13th Dorian Mode, Blues, Minor Pentatonic Chord II
Minor Triad Phrygian Mode, Blues, Minor Pentatonic Chord III
Minor 7th Phrygian Mode, Blues, Minor Pentatonic Chord III
Minor 7b13 Phrygian Mode Chord III
Minor Triad Aeolian Mode, Natural Minor, Melodic Minor, Harmonic Minor Chord I Minor Key
Minor Maj7th Melodic Minor, Harmonic Minor Chord I Minor Key
Minor Triad Aeolian Mode, Blues, Minor Pentatonic Chord VI
Minor 7th Aeolian Mode, Blues, Minor Pentatonic Chord VI
Minor 7b13 Aeolian Mode Chord VI
Minor 7b5 Locrian Mode Chord VII
Minor 7b5 Mode 2 Harmonic Minor Chord II Minor Key
Minor 7b5 Locrian #2,
Minor 9b5 Locrian #2,