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Piano Fingerings for Dorian Minor Scales

Dorian Minor Scales for Piano LH

The Dorian Minor Scale is a very useful scale; it is arguably the most useful minor scale for jazz musicians.  It is the top scale choice for most jazz musicians when improvising over a minor chord.  The dorian minor scale has a b3, b7, and a natural 6.

The Dorian Minor Scale differs from the Natural Minor Scale by only one note:  the natural 6 (as opposed to the b6 of the Natural Minor Scale).

This is the third post in the Piano Scale Fingerings series.

Major Scale Fingerings

Natural Minor Fingerings


Dorian Minor Scales for Piano

-Camden Hughes

Camden Hughes
Camden is a working jazz pianist, multi-instrumentalist, and music educator currently living near Boise, ID. He teaches music at the Idaho Arts Charter School, and is the jazz adjunct professor at Northwest Nazarene University. Check out his music at



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