HARMONIC MINOR SCALE

The Harmonic Minor Scale's 7th tone is raised 1/2 step (comparing it to the minor scale) giving it a gothic or classical sound as it was used frequently in  baroque and classical music.  Many modern day guitarists use this scale in rock and metal.

Compare it to the Minor Scale

an illustration showing the difference between the Minor scale and the Harmonic minor scale

Compare it to the Major Scale

an illustration showing the difference between the Major scale and the Harmonic minor scale

"A Harmonic Minor Scale"

an illustration explaining the A harmonic minor scale
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