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Harmonic Minor Scale Forms Pt.2

FavoriteLoadingBookmark this Lesson. In the video guitar lesson we will learn the last four 3-notes per string scale forms for Harmonic Minor.

Remember that these two video lessons are really just to get you to memorize the scale forms. We will talk about visualizing them in all keys very soon.

Make sure you also practice the theory side of the minor scales. Don't forget the PDF tutorial on minor scales in the theory archive section. Try to be able to spell the notes of any minor scale type in any key. If you can do that and you have these 7 scale forms memorized you will easily be able to visualize harmonic minor in every key across all areas of the fretboard. 😀

Download the TAB PDF for this lesson showing the last four forms here.

Harmonic Minor Scale Forms Pt.2

Have fun learning this very cool and exotic sounding scale type!!

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Harmonic Minor Scale Forms Pt.2

6 Comments

  1. fretfanatix on March 30, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    thank you Mr Brown 🙂

  2. Jayanth Kumar on June 25, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    harmonic minor scale pt2 is very nice. Jayanth

  3. Jim on June 28, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    There is an error on Harmonic Minor Scale Forms Pt.2
    The shape built from the 4th should show the high e string, highest note as one fret higher.

  4. Vic on July 2, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Isn’t the 5th mode of the harmonic minor the Phryrigian Dominant?

    • Carl Brown on July 3, 2014 at 7:32 am

      Hey Vic, yes it is called that in addition to a few different names. Unlike the traditional church modes (ie Ionian, Dorian etc..) the modes of harmonic and melodic minor don’t have any naming conventions that are used by all musicians.

      Some musicians will call the 5th mode of harmonic minor Phrygian Dominant, others call it Phrygian Major, or Phrygian #3.

      Simply put, the scales of the harmonic and melodic minor are usually named after the mode they are most closely related to with the addition of whatever alteration of that mode they have, hence the #3 above. 🙂

      Hope this helps! Carl..

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