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

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[MUSIC]
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.
[MUSIC]
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.
[MUSIC]
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.
[MUSIC]
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.
[MUSIC]