In this video guitar lesson we will begin to study how to play the harmonic minor scales on the fretboard. If you still haven't read the PDF tutorial on "Understanding Minor Keys" make sure you do so before watching the video. You can find it in the music theory lessons archive.
For this video lesson I have broken up the harmonic minor scales into the 3-notes per string format. That will require us to learn 7 scale forms, one for each scale degree in a harmonic minor scale.
For those of you who followed along with the major scale studies on this site, it will be the exact same concept.
In this particular video, I do a little bit of explaining then show you the first 3 scale forms. Part Two will cover the last four.
Don't forget to download the PDF TAB download for this lesson below.
These scale forms require a few large stretches due to the augmented 2nd found in them, but I think you will find this 3-notes per string format to be the easiest way to play this scale type.
Stay tuned for Part Two, then after that we will work on visualizing these scale forms in all keys!! See ya then!!
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