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Cello Lessons: Chord Scale: Dominant 7b9 - Harmonic Minor

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In a minor key, the five chord is
a dominant seventh, flat nine.
You'll see that symbol in a lot
of jazz tunes in a minor key.
If we were in the key of F minor,
our dominant seventh flat nine
chord would be over C.
So let's learn the C scale
associated with this chord.
It's gonna be a harmonic minor scale.
But a C harmonic minor scale
would sound like this.
But to go over this chord,
we're actually going to use the harmonic
minor scale from the root key.
So if C is the five chord in F minor,
we're gonna play F harmonic
minor scale over the C seven flat nine,
and that will sound like this.
The reason we call it harmonic minor
is cuz we're actually changing F natural
minor by one note and
we're raising the seventh
scale degree from E flat to E natural so
that our five chord can
have a major third,
which is really necessary for
that dominant sound.
So that's what we're altering
in order to play this scale.
Let's see how
it sounds with
the backing track.
This is a great
sound all on
its own, but
it's gonna
be really
applicable in jazz,
as the five chord
in a minor key.
Try it with this vamp track on
dominant seventh flat nine chord and
we'll be coming back to
this scale in minor swing.