• Here Are 48 Scales Every Serious Pianist MUST be Familiar With

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    There are scales every serious pianist must learn and we’re covering 48 of them in this lesson.

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    Have you learned these harmonic minor seventh chords yet?

    harmonicchors-small.jpgI promised you that I’d cover the seventh chords of the harmonic minor scale next so here we go!

    First, let’s review how we came up with the triads. We started with our C harmonic minor scale (which is essentially the same as the natural minor scale except that the 7th tone is raised a half step).

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    Warning: Play these harmonic minor chords at your own risk

    chords101picsmall.jpgToday, I’m going to introduce you to the corresponding chords of the harmonic minor scale. As you know, the harmonic minor scale is basically the same as the natural minor scale except that it has a raised 7th tone.

    You’ve already learned the corresponding chords of the natural minor scale in prior posts. Now, let’s build the chords for the harmonic scale.

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    The secret to playing harmonic minor scales

    advancedmusiciansmall.jpgSo by now, you’re probably familiar with how to create minor scales. When I say “minor scale,” I’m usually talking about the natural minor scale (the most common). Sometimes, the “natural” part makes all the difference when you’re differentiating between other types of minor scales like the “harmonic” and “melodic.”

    And that’s exactly what I want to talk about today… the harmonic minor scale.

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