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Today we are learning the G minor melodic scale. Before I show you the fingering, let's look at the notes of the scale. They are G, A, B flat, C, D, E, G flat and G on the way up. Like all melodic scales the first two notes coming down change. In this case they change from G flat and E to F and E flat.
Start with the thumb of the right hand on the G. Work your way up until the third finger hits the B flat. Now cross your thumb under and continue up the scale. You will end with your pinky on the G. Reverse the procedure to come back down the scale, remembering to change the first two notes as you come down.
The left hand starts off with the pinky on the G. Work your way up finger by finger until your thumb hits the D. Next bring your third finger over to the E and continue until you finish the scale with your thumb on the G. Coming back down the scale is the opposite. Again, remember the change of notes on the way down.
For the next lesson, I recommend checking out How To Play a Glissando .