Harmonic minor scale guitar positions are important to learn if we want to nail soloing over chord changes in minor keys. Some say the harmonic minor scale is the 2nd most important scale.
Weekly Lesson #81
HARMONIC MINOR SCALE GUITAR LESSON CONTENT OUTLINE WITH TIMESTAMP LINKS:
0:00 - Guitar playing intro
0:08 - About the lesson and channel
1:34 - Theory of the Harmonic Minor Scale
4:28 - The 5 Harmonic Minor Scale Guitar Positions
5:15 - First Position
5:39 - Root-to-root method
7:21 - Second Position
7:32 - Third Position
7:43 - Fourth Position
8:53 - Fifth Position
9:58 - Melodic Patterns
11:36 - Top 3 Pentatonic Scale Patterns PDF
12:00 - What is the harmonic minor scale for?
15:54 - Conclusion, outro, Free PDF
LINKS & LESSONS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO:
- FREE PDF: Top 3 Pentatonic Scale Patterns for more melodic soloing
- My website
- Full Playlist of This Series
- Minor Scale Chords Guitar Lesson - Learn how the hits used them
Harmonic Minor Scale Guitar Lesson DESCRIPTION:
What's the most important scale to learn for improvising?
That's right, the major scale.
What's the second most important scale to learn for improvising?
Well, some would say it's the harmonic minor scale.
That might be surprising because we usually don't think of the harmonic minor scale as very useful until we really understand its application.
In a minor key, when the V chord is major (or dominant 7), it's coming from the harmonic minor scale.
That means that if we want to NAIL that V chord when improvising over it on the guitar, then we want to use the harmonic minor scale.
And that type of V chord is in nearly every minor key song!
It's also in TONS of major key songs (via minor chords getting "tonicized")
So yeah, harmonic minor is a handy (and necessary) scale to learn for nailing changes when improvising on the guitar.
This week's lesson is a continuation of my scale mapping series and it's all about how to thoroughly learn the harmonic minor scale guitar positions.
Harmonic Minor Scale Guitar Positions Diagram from This Lesson
I hope you enjoyed this lesson and found it beneficial. Let me know what you thought in the comments. Thanks! :)
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