MEAT & POTATOES: IONIAN MODE

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God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

Merry Christmas

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen is a traditional English Christmas Carol often played in the key of E minor. The writer of the Carol is unknown and like a lot of other famous Carols the copyright is in the public domain, hence the tab and chords are shown below for your Yuletide merriment.

The Guitar Pro 6 files are available for the following:-

Harmony in tab and notation

Harmony in slashes

Melody


E natural minor scale box shapes

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The melody for God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen is composed from the E natural minor scale using the 6Em4Em1 octave shape at the guitar's nut.

The notes used for the God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen melody are shown on the fingerboard diagram that follows:-

GRYMG notes at nut

The F# note on string four at fret four involves a modification of the standard moveable 6Em4Em1 box shape located at fret twelve.

A modified 6Em4Em1 box shape for the E natural minor scale is detailed in the tables below - as the moveable pattern that is located at fret twelve falls off the edge of the fingerboard when located at the guitar's nut - hence a modified fingering is used for the melody of God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen. Shown to the right is the box shape complete with a gap where the F# on string three would be if imaginary fret minus one existed.

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6Em4Em1 incomplete box pdf

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This issue demonstrates the E NATURAL MINOR SCALE box shapes.

The EDCAG octaves sequence is shown for E natural in the diagram that follows:-

EDCAG octaves E natural

GuitarPro6 E natural octaves

The diagram that follows shows all of the E natural mionor scale notes plotted over the guitar's fretboard in the EDCAG octaves style:-

EDCAG octaves E natural minor notes

GuitarPro6 E minor scale

As always a more long term solution to fretboard navigation is to see scales/arpeggios as INTERVAL shapes rather than note names - as these are universal to all scales, arpeggios and chords rather than specific to one particular root note - with this in mind the intervals for the E natural minor are detailed below in the
EDCAG octaves
manner:-

EDCAG octaves E natural minor intervals

The table and tabbed panel below details all five box shapes for the E natural minor scale in the
EDCAG octaves style.


EDCAG octaves - E natural minor scale box shapes

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6Em4Em1 pdf
4Dm2 pdf
5Cm2 pdf
5Am3 pdf
6Gm3Gm1 pdf
6Em4Em1 at 12 pdf


  • 6Em4Em1 incomplete
  • 6Em4Em1 modified
  • 4Dm2
  • 5Cm2
  • 5Am3
  • 6Gm3Gm1
  • 6Em4Em1 at 12



  • 6Em4Em1 incomplete
  • 6Em4Em1 modified
  • 4Dm2
  • 5Cm2
  • 5Am3
  • 6Gm3Gm1
  • 6Em4Em1 at 12

6Em4Em1 incomplete box

6Em4Em1 modified box

4Dm2 box

5Cm2 box

5Am3 box

6Gm3Gm1 box

6Em4Em1 box at 12


English village church

To save us all from Satan's power, when we were gone astray....Zon Brookes

English village church


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