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You do not get many songs that entirely use chords from the Harmonic minor Scale.
Instead we squeeze it in to a Major Scale chord sequence to add a cool/different/intriguing/ effect.
Cool chords come from this scale, that's what!
They all have their niche so if you play one and do not like it - do not write it off! It will be the perfect chord at some point in your musical journey.
You need to be up to speed with the
MAJOR SCALE CHORD FORMULA.
So, what is the Harmonic Minor scale?
Well, it is a cool series of notes that can really spice up a tune.
How do you create it?
Showing the Intervals that exist when using the Major Scale Formula for each note of the Major Scale
The idea is that you can play 'spot the difference' to realise why you would use one chord 'flavour' over another.
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The focus for today's blog here at the 11th Fret is Derryl Gabel.
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This is my technique for learning the notes on the fretboard.
All the notes are a Tone apart except for
A common scale shape that people learn is the minor pentatonic scale shape.
And not surprisingly, we use it as a minor scale shape.
But this is music, and it's a crazy world of interpretation and it's inhabitants are always multifaceted.
It is also the C Major Pentatonic Scale [cue little finger to mouth, Dr Evil style]
Chords are stacks of notes based on a simple formula
...from the scale.
Applying this to the Major Scale gives us the MAJOR SCALE CHORDS.
Use this formula to create a chord sequence or determine what key a song is in.
What is the Major Scale formula?
It is a way of labelling distances between notes.
The Major Scale Formula sets you up with the foundation to learn a lot of theory.