This is the universal pattern for a minor scale.
'Youke' can discover a minor scale by starting on any note and following this whole- and half-step pattern.
Compare and contrast the minor scale to the major scale pattern.Note: This is the natural minor scale. To create a harmonic minor scale, which sounds a bit more mysterious or tense, raise (sharp) the seventh note a half-step (change so to si).
You get to use your fourth finger in the fourth fret for A-flat.