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Re: SC-004 • The Harmonic Minor Scale
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2009, 01:56:47 am »
hi, i would like to know de "formula" of this scale i mean if i want to record a progression of chords to do something over it  how do i know what chords i have to use ??  for example i know for the major scale it is 1M 2m 3m 4M 5M 6m 7dim5b.   thank you :)

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Re: SC-004 • The Harmonic Minor Scale
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2010, 09:15:05 pm »
tronxo the minor scale is basically a major scale starting at the 6th note. So use the same formula as the major but start at position 6.
Minor, Diminished, Major, Minor, Minor, Major, Major.
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Re: SC-004 • The Harmonic Minor Scale
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2010, 09:40:51 pm »
I think that's not fully correct.

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the minor scale is basically a major scale starting at the 6th note
That would be the natural minor scale aka aeolian mode.
The harmonic minor is like the natural min but with the seventh degree raised on semitone.
Natural minor: 1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7
Harmonic minor: 1 2 b3 4 5 b6 7
So the chord progression in harm. minor would be:
min,dim,min,min,maj,maj,dim

Hope i got that right...

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Re: SC-004 • The Harmonic Minor Scale
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010, 10:20:12 pm »
Yep nephente I had forgotten the fact he was on about the harmonic minor, my bad.
So you would have two diminished chords, the 2nd and the 7th as you said good spot.
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Re: SC-004 • The Harmonic Minor Scale
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2010, 03:43:15 am »
So this may seem like a stupid question but here it goes..

In the scale positions charts, which fret does each chart start on?

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Re: SC-004 • The Harmonic Minor Scale
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2010, 07:37:03 am »
@ oneofakind
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welcome to the forum
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this holds for any scale pattern diagram ... where the root note is indicated and the pattern is moveable then the fret is governed by the key you are playing / learning the scale in ... find the root note and that's your fret