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Old 2005-09-22, 21:50
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Harmonic Minor

I know (or I think I know) that a harmonic minor scale has a flat 3rd and a sharp 7th, so if i were the make a harmonic major would i just sharp the 7th and thats it? Is there even such a thing as a harmonic minor?
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Old 2005-09-23, 00:08
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Yes, there is a harmonic minor scale. It's the same as the natural minor scale (Aeolian), with a major 7th tone instead of the minor 7th tone.

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He's asking about the possibility of a harmonic major scale, though.
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Old 2005-09-23, 14:51
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Oh... I misread the question. Sorry. To play the harmonic major scale just start the harmonic minor scale three scale tones up (Relative minor--3frets--Relative major) from the minors scale tone. You may interpret the theory different, but to me the harmonic major still has a b3rd, b6th, and a #7th, you just play a mode of it to get the major, but theoritically, it just has a b6th tone, the rest are major scale tones. Check It Out

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That'll do nicely. Cheers!
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Oh... I misread the question. Sorry. To play the harmonic major scale just start the harmonic minor scale three scale tones up (Relative minor--3frets--Relative major) from the minors scale tone. You may interpret the theory different, but to me the harmonic major still has a b3rd, b6th, and a #7th, you just play a mode of it to get the major, but theoritically, it just has a b6th tone, the rest are major scale tones. Check It Out

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yeah that helps, but sorry im the one who fucked up i meant to say is there a such thing as a harmonic major I typed it wrong
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Old 2005-11-10, 23:14
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harmonic major

dont they call it phrygian major the 5th mode of the harm minor
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it's actually called the "Phrygian Dominant" sometimes called "Harmonic Phrygian", "Gypsy Minor" .
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Harmonic major scale?.....never heard of that.
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Harmonic major scale?.....never heard of that.

It's not a widely used scale...I can't remember which song, but Children of Bodom do use it. I'll get back to you on that one.
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Question Harmonic Minor

How do i go about playing the harmonic minor in all keys. I know that the harmonic minor is 1 2 3b 4 5 6b 7 so lets say i use the key of c so then i get C D Eb F G Ab B. Do I just make shapes in that key and then move them around? so if i wanted to play in the key of " A" id start on a "A" note ? if i learned the circle of Fiths would that help me at all or. But yeah what are some suggestions?

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Old 2007-10-23, 20:30
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so if i wanted to play in the key of " A" id start on a "A" note ?


Exactly. To play the harmonic minor in a different key, start with scale with that note as the root.
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