Monday, 17 August 2015

How To Play A Minor Harmonic Scale

Our journey through the piano scales continues with this lesson on A minor harmonic scale.  Minor scales are created initially using the same notes from their relative major scales (in this instance, A minor is created from its parent scale, C major). Just using those notes, you come up with a "natural" minor scale.

Harmonic minor scales are a modification to natural minor scales to make it more useful to composers who want to mimic the powerful chord progressions in major keys - hence, the "harmonic" for the harmonies (chords) created from this scale. 

For a fun "Star Wars" inspired insight into the differences between major and minor scales, check out my blog post at 

Original Content: How To Play A Minor Harmonic Scale

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