Harmonic Minor Scale: Get Started In Using It

Author: Tommaso Zillio

This is a video I did not want to make.

But after several requests from my viewers, I guess I can’t avoid it anymore, can I?

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See, musicians have been using the harmonic minor scale for more than 250 years now…

… so it’s quite hard to find something new to say about it.

Then again, this scale spans several styles. You can find it not only in classical music, but also in metal and flamenco, and in the occasional jazz standard.

So rather than making a video on ‘new’ things about the harmonic minor, I started making a video on "getting started with the harmonic minor".

I tested some of it on some (willing) student… and I found out that what I had to say was pretty useful to them.

So here’s the video on how to make music with the harmonic minor, and I hope you like it!

If you like the sound of harmonic minor, then you also want to check out other two scales that sound similar.

Here’s the Double Harmonic Minor ("more is more" after all…)

… but have also a look at the Double Harmonic Major:

Enjoy!

About the Author

Tommaso Zillio is a prog rock guitarist and teacher with a passion for Music Theory applied to Guitar. To know more do not forget to subscribe to his youtube channel.

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