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Jazz & More Guitar Lessons: Harmonic Minor

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Jazz Advanced, Harmonic Minor.
It's time for a mode, that is maybe
not that typical for jazz, but
it's still very choose, usable.
It's called Harmonic Minor.
It's very common in classical music,
and also in hard rock and metal.
This is a good scale to know.
So if we're in D minor now, just to take
a different key than our previous modes
we've been going through,
the notes would be D, E, F, G, A.
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B flat, C sharp, and D.
D, E, F, G, A, B flat, C sharp.
And try to find it all over the neck
instead of doing it in position.
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Up there.
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This way you will learn
to hear the mode and
not just think about
the specific fingering.
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And what makes this mode
interesting is this interval.
That you have here.
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It, it makes this mode
sound a bit eastern.
Eastern sounding in a way this.
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This interval.
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So so it's like an Aeolian scale like,
an Aeolian scale.
Like a pure minor, minor scale, but
with a major 7th instead
of a minor 7th like this.
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All right.
So, if we're gonna explore the scale,
and stack stack it in 3rds, let's see.
What we will get,
what kind of triads we will get,
and what kind of sev, 7 arpeggios,
will be at 7th arpeggios, so.
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This is the first one.
D, F, A, and C sharp.
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It's the first step.
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The second will be minor 7 flat 5.
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E, G, B flat, and so we diminished triad.
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And minor 7th, the D.
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Okay?
The third one will be.
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major 7 augmented.
So, F, A, sharp 5,
the C C sharp.
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And major 7.
E.
So.
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Like that.
And the fourth step will be.
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Like a G major chord,
minor chord, minor 7.
Sorry.
G minor 7.
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Also, and the next one will be.
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so those, those notes were G,
B flat, D and F.
I forgot to tell you.
Then A, C sharp, E and G.
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Like that and that's an A 7.
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Arpeggio.
So once again, repeat it.
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And then, we are at B flat, and
then we have a B flat major 7.
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B flat major 7.
B, D, F, and A.
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And the last step, C sharp,
from B flat going up to C sharp.
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Then we have a diminished arpeggio.
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C sharp.
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E, G, and B flat.
And this one could also be played
you know in the other indentions.
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So this is really.
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You really useful.
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To use this step.
A good thing to practice, is to go through
these arpeggios just like I'm doing here
right now, so
you feel comfortable with them.
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And then back.
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Like that.
And, another exercise I would like
to give you is to practice, for
instance, 4th intervals on the scale,
on the D harmonic minor.
That will sound something like.
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And if you continue higher up.
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Maybe turn around the other way.
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Like that.
So, let's play along
with the backing track.
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Some 4th notes.
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Scale.
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Sound the arpeggios you find diminished.
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Find that eastern sounding interval.
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Chromatics.
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And find these nice arpeggios.
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So a practice, especially some,
as used it as an exercise,
some fourth note intervals.
You had them here, D, G,
E, A, F, B flat.
G, C sharp,
A, D, B flat, E.
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Then continue higher up.
C sharp, F, D, G, B,
A, F, B flat.
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And.
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G and C sharp.
Maybe try to sing it.
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When you, when you practice this.
It's a good thing to be able
to hear all these intervals.
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And so on.
All right.
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