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Chord Construction on the Harmonic Minor Scale for all Instuments

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Chord Construction on the Harmonic Minor Scale for all Instuments

Rey More, Beginner to Pro Guitar Lessons

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4 Lessons (33m)
    • 1. Chord Construction on the Harmonic Minor Scale Introduction

    • 2. 3 Voice Chord Construction on the Harmonic Minor Scale

    • 3. 4 Voice Chord Construction on the Harmonic Minor Scale

    • 4. 5 Voice Chord Construction on the Harmonic Minor Scale

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This Class will review how to construct chords on the Harmonic Minor Scales. You must have already musical knowledge regarding the keys, know how to read music. This is an intermediate course open to all instruments. We will review constructing 3 voicing, 4 voicing and 5 voicing chords on the Harmonic minor. This is the 3rd class regarding chord construction you can also follow  class regarding construction on the Major scale and construction of chords on the Jazz Melodic Minor.

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Hello, I'm Rey More (aka Remo Moretto). I'm a professional musician ( song writer, guitarist and singer)

I have been teaching guitar for more than 35 years and am an RGT registered guitar Tutor ( RGT is the registry of guitar tutors at the London Collage of Music UK).

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1. Chord Construction on the Harmonic Minor Scale Introduction: Hi, everybody. This is raid more. I'm here to present your new classes court construction on the harmonic minor scales with doing three y seeing four boys and find voicing on the harmonic minor scale. We've already done two classes regarding major scale construction, contract on a major scale and Josh Melodic minor. This is the third part eso This will be the third class on court constructions on the scales. For those of you are just 20 minute right now I'm on Argentine registered guitar tuner. So with the London College of Music Thea Argentina NRDC Registered tutor I've already started some other glasses here on skills here, one of which is the beginning to pro guitar lesson from beginning to pro There's another glass regarding the the 12 pendant major pentatonic scales off for the guitar guitar. So basically a lot of my courses are regarding guitars with the court construction on the Hmong minor scale regards Oh, instruments. So whether you're guitarists, play at its two saxophonist or clarinet it whatever you play, then you can you can follow this lesson. Take a look also what the other toe court construction lessons that I've done. I want to do another theory. Less lessons also. So this is just the same. The first part, which is very major thing for all instruments. Learning how toe construct cords and learning the keys. Of course. So if you know your keys, it will be easier for you to uh, not because this is an intermediate course. You have to know how to read music to follow. This course s so you can understand that you have have some basic music knowledge from major keys, scales, etcetera, etcetera. OK, so we'll see you in the next video. We'll start me. We'll do these constructions on the harmonic minor scale dead. Take care. 2. 3 Voice Chord Construction on the Harmonic Minor Scale : Hello, everybody. And welcome back to our third course on court constructions. This is a court construction on the harmonic minor scale. We'll still be using the A minor scales on a harmonic minor in this case, at a the same procedure as we've done in the other with the major scale court construction and the jazz melodic minor corporate structure will be jumping thirds. We'll be doing Wand 23 25 Now, this is 1/3 and this is 1/3 but we're not gonna calculate 33rd 1 of the lucky 123 and to five. OK, that's what you wanna know when we start doing this Now, our first this zoom in a bit on it Here, get the biggest possible. It does look a little bit blurry about the program. Unfortunately, the bigger it gets a little bit more blurrier. So as you see in key, we don't have anything here. So is he here next? They are our trouble clef here We don't have anything. There's nothing in key. But we do have a g sharp because the a harmonic minor has g sharp. Okay, but we're relative minor of the C major scale. Now we're taking the first note, which is a and the next note, which is C natural. And here I've defined it already has a minor chord. Why minor? Because in the a major scale are were always referring to the major skill of the first note . Okay, so in the a major scale, we have a C sharp. Okay, so if it was a speech of it would have been a major third. Instead, it see natural. So it is a minor third because it's not the natural note. It's not. It's not. It's not a major surge. The May majors third is C sharp, so we haven't seen natural. So it becomes automatically a minor intervals. It's a minor third. Then we're gonna go a to G and start to e. Sorry, a e is a perfect fifth. We have e natural in the a major skill. This is an e natural is automatically perfecter. Fifth are perfect. There are demented or their diminished. This is a perfect fifth. Okay, are thirds or major or minor. Let's jump right next to our next Gord out lighter for you. So here we have the be diminished quarters. Why Well, look at that Right away. Be manager scale. We have five sharps, F c g, the and A. So here we have a B and A D Natural. Not at the shop in B Major as thes sharp. So it is a minor third. Then we're gonna go be to f Natural. As we said f sharp and be major. Here it is f natural. So it is a diminished fifth. So we call this be diminished. Okay? Remember, we also have the that little circle on top that we could weaken used to for the diminished symbols. Okay, I didn't write to me. I'm not gonna write it now, but we've already done that. If you want, you could take a look at the melodic minor. Jasmine. A lot of minor car construction. Of course, that I'm doing that I have done on this on this site. Okay, let's go to our next movement will move in here on. Let's start off with here. We've defined This is a seo Manticore plus sign means augmented. Remember, that does not mean major. So those of you were tuning in for the first time and see a plus sign and have been thinking that the plus That means Major, it is wrong to think that way. Plus sign means augmented fifth. Okay, we're augmenting the fifth. Just because the minus sign means Mayer does not mean that the plus sign means Major the plus size means were adding to it The major. It means that everything is in its natural key. Okay, so this would have been a g natural. Then we would have had a perfect perfect fifth and said here we have on augmented fifth, not start off right away. We'll see that we have C and E. So C and E in the c major scale is natural. And see, this is C E natural. So this is Ah ah, a major third. Then we have C and G sharp in the C major scale. Our G's are natural. This is a g sharp. So it's raised its augmented. And this in fact, is called a C augmented court. Okay, now that's just go to the next one. Okay, We'll put it there for you. That's outline it here. We've defining the d minor chord once again. We're looking at the d major scale and we're harmonizing in the a a harmonic minor scales. So no sharps or flats in key Onley one sharp, which is G sharp. So in the d major scale, we have two sharps f sharp in C sharp So D f natural is a minor third interval does not have sharp it's f natural. So it's a minor third and D and A is a perfect fifth interval. So that automatically tells me that this is a d minor chord. If it waas a diminished fifth were about diminish, it was augmented were written and sharp five or augmented. Okay, it's a natural note that belongs to the D key. So it's a perfect fifth. So we automatically call this a deep minor court. Okay, that school to our next one. Okay, here we only have the word letter either. So when we only have letters written that means automatically needs that the court it's major. Okay, so we don't have to write Major. Now let's go down. We have the e major scale to look at. The major scale has four sharps f c g and T. So e G sharp is a major third interval and e and B okay, is a, um, perfect fifth. So we have a major third with a perfect that we have a major court. Okay, so it's an E. Major court is for three voicing now on. We're not talking about other type of poisons. When we get to the next four voices, you'll see the changes that will occur. Now for this one again. F major in the F major scale, we have one flat. That's B flat. So here we have an F and an A natural. So is a perfect perfect. It's a major third. Okay, so we're gonna go back f and where have see here. So which is a perfect fifth because we said there's only be flat in the key of f here. We have a c natural. So it's a perfect fifth. It's an f major chord. Okay, let's go to our next one. And this is our final one for this section here. Now G sharp diminished. Okay, let's start again. G sharp. Major scale. So why aren't we doing a flat? We're not doing a flat, because when we do scales were doing order of notes, notice g sharp and not a flat. So we have to look at the G sharp major scale. Now, for those of you who know your 12 major scales, you say, Well, there's no G sharp major. Yes, there is. When we talk about harmony, there is a G sharp major scale. It is simply the G major scale raised one Haft also in G major. We have one sharpest of sharp in the G sharp major skill will have a double sharp. That's f double sharp and six sharps. Okay, that's why we're going to get this diminished court, and this will show you why. So we're gonna have g sharp and be natural. It should be a B sharp, because in g sharp, we just said there are six Sharps and one double sharp. The double sharp is aft and everything else is sharp, but this is a B natural, so it's a minor third, and then we have g Sharp and de Natural, which is a diminished fifth. So that's why we come out with the G sharp diminished court here. Okay, It's not hard when you think about, um, the the scales in themselves. And they're not hard to understand if even if you have never done a g sharp major scale. Don't refer to the A flat When you're doing this, refer to it. Has a g sharp and do it the way I told you, Take a G major scale and raise everything I have. Don't you end up with a double sharp and six sharps. Okay? And that's the way you're supposed to look at it. Okay, We'll see you in the next video. And that will be the four voices still on the the harmonic minor scale. Okay, take care. 3. 4 Voice Chord Construction on the Harmonic Minor Scale: Okay. Welcome back. So this is court constructions on the harmonics. The a harmonic minor scale. This time we're going four voices that were adding the seventh to the e chord that we constructed before on the three voices. So now we're having won three, five and seven Starting off with a the same thing will be done with B and the same thing will be done with all the other notes. Okay, so let's see. Let's just go down directly. We'll zoom in on our first court here. As you see, I've read a minor Major seven. Okay. No, we had our minor scale. Okay, Are minor chord before. So a c natural and he was a minor chord. Were adding a g sharp. Okay, in the a major scale, the a major scale, we have a g sharp. We have three sharps f c and G sharp. Remember now. So if we have three Sharps and G sharp is a major seventh, if it was a gene natural, it would have been a minor seventh. We would call that a dominant seven quote. We would just have to put the number seven, but being a major seven on a minor chord. We have to write the minor base a minor major seven. And that's how our court develops with, uh, with that scale there. Okay, let's go on to our next one here. Beast Minor seven. But still, it's a little bit better. B minor seven, flat five or behalf diminished. Okay, Now be major. We said we have five sharps. It was a B minor eso it was be diminished chord before, okay? Because we only have three knows it was giving us a diminished. But now we're adding on a okay. Natural. A natural in the B major scale are Azour sharp. This is an a natural coming from the B majors. Gill, the A should be sharp, but it's in a natural, so it is a minor seven chord. So there we will put minor the number seven and then we will put the flat five after it. So it's no longer at the Minister, Gord. It's 1/2 diminished chord and we'll see that at the end. Why? What's the difference between a diminishing 1/2 the minute scored? Okay, let's go ahead to our next scale here the next, The next chord here sorry. No, we hear we have C major seven Sharp five. Before we had the Psi augmented chord with the three notes. Okay, Now we're adding a, um maybe here letter than so from seed to be We have a major seven Interval major seven. Because in the C major scale, B is natural, so we call it a major seven. But remember, we have the augmented fifth, so it's not. We're not going to write c documented major seven, but we're going to write C major seven, sharp five. That's how we write the court indication for that. Okay, let's go on to our next one. Now here we have a D minor seven court before was the minor wait for the three notes. It was the minor. We're adding on the seventh here in D Major. We have two sharps of serpents. C sharp. This is a C natural, So D c naturalism Minor. Seven. So we just put number seven there next to the minor. The minor. Seven. Remember if it was a major seven, the minor major seven and said here is the minor seven because it's a minor seven. Also. Okay, minor chord with a minor. Seventh. Okay, minor. Seventh it. Okay, now next one. Here we have e seven. Our court was the major before with the three notes. Now, with the fourth note, we're adding on a d natural in the key of E major. We have shar a d sharp. So it is a minor seventh. So once again here, we're not gonna put major seventh or we're just gonna put number Savage, because if it was, the shovel would have written Major seven eat major seven Instead, it's a the natural. So it's a minor seven interval from eat D and we'll write e seven. Okay, let's move on to our next one. Here we have an f major seventh chord. Okay, F major, seventh in the key of f. We have the b flats. Were adding here toe r f major court. From before we're adding a, uh me, which is an e natural in the Kiev FTE is natural. So it is a major seven interval. And that's what we write. F major chord becomes an F major seventh with Major seven Angel. Okay, let's go to our here are diminished chord. And they said what? What I wanted to get to from before. Maybe we should just assume it in a little bit more centralized. Okay now G sharp diminished. Seven. We had RG shop the minute scored. Remember in G sharp, we have an F double sharp at all the other notes or sharp. Here we're adding the interval of G sharp F natural. So it's not even f double sharp or F sharp. So it's not even a minor seven. It's a diminished seven. So it's going down two times, and this is where our course remained diminished. G sharp diminished seventh chord. So when you have that type of interval where we have not a minor seven, but a double minor seven, let's put it that way because we're lowering it that the instead of having f double sharp, we didn't lower one time to make it a minor seven, which would be f sharp. We lure that Tuta. It's lowered two times here, so it's a double minor, right? So as we call is gonna be called the G sharp diminished seventh chord. This is different from the halftime it half diminish is with the minor seven. Okay. And this has gotta diminished seven is what we've thrown it down. Even one more. Uh, it's a double minor. Let's put it that way. We've lowered it two times. Okay, that's how come we call this a g sharp, diminished chords. You should diminish seven court. So when you see this, you know that your seventh is lowered to times from the actual major scale of the first note. Okay, well, this is about it for this one, and we'll just zoom back out here just a little bit and, uh, we'll see you in the next lesson Regarding the five voices elects final lesson for the five poisons. 4. 5 Voice Chord Construction on the Harmonic Minor Scale: Okay. Welcome back. Here we are. Court construction on the a harmonic minor scale. Five voices this time will be doing one, three, five, seven and nine. Remember, if you volley of the other Lasses, we call it a night and not a second. Okay, it's called. The night follows the structure of 1357 After seven, there's a night it is a a second. It could be a major second or minor second, but we're gonna be using number nine to indicate the second. Okay, So, like I've said, this is the other the court construction under the jazz melodic minor scale, a lot of people tend to put too. They're saying, Well, it's a second. Why don't we call a second in Music Harmony? We've always used the nine to indicate that because we're constructing cores, doing 135 and always jumping 1/3 upwards, even though it is a second, we still use number nine. Okay, I don't want to repeat that too many times because I see a lot of people do that. They put number two instead of using number nine in many cases, and honestly, we understand what they're doing. But it is. Theoretically, it's incorrect to call it that way, even if it's not wrong. Okay, don't Let's just go up here. So we had our eight minor major seven. What we're doing now, let's guess circle that core there. Okay? What we're doing now is we're adding our nine okay are made or second, as you said, as I will say before bizarre knife. So from a to B natural, we have be natural here. Right? So what does that mean? Be natural in the A major scale R B is natural, so it is a major second or major ninth. OK, so at this point, a minor major night. Not when I write major nine. That means automatically means that there's my seventh in the court. Otherwise, I would write if I didn't have the seventh in the court. I would write a minor, add nine. Okay, which is a different thing. It's a different court because it doesn't have the seventh and a lot of people would write a minor to. That's why I'm saying it's I understand what you're saying when you're writing it, but it is not correct, right? That weighs just We've always used number nine. So why do you want to change something when it works? I mean, it's not It's not. It's not incorrect. Okay, lets go. Ah, to one, that is. That's when somebody studies something but doesn't fully study it. And the size it was a second. Let's call it a second, right? That's that's what happened there. That's basically went pretty sure what happened when somebody's first started using that. Um, okay, Next scored. We had a B minor, seven flat fights or behalf Diminished chord. We're adding a nine, not we're adding from B. We're adding a C natural in the B major scale are Caesar Sharps. So it's a flat nine, and this is how we're gonna write it. Be minor. Seven flat, five and flat knights of the half Diminished is written first, minor seven, flat five. And then we'll add the flat nine after. Okay, So the flats that going in order right after the Sabbath, when you start putting flats or sharps, they go in order after the Sabbath. Okay, that's how you writing the court. This is how you're gonna right the court B minor. Seven flat five, flat nine. Or be with the minus. Sign seven flat five flat nine. Okay, minus sign means minor because we're lowering the majors. The plus side does not mean Major. Remember that. Okay, the plus time means automatic as we're raising again, That's what On the fifth. And that's what we're gonna talk about now. R C major seven sharp 5/4 are meant five Chord was started off with a CR commanded, which was the three notes, right? We had a 13 and five. Then we added of the seven, so became a major seven sharp five. So from the CEO commented it because, or C plus cord, we automatically went to C major seventh refined Not we're adding on the knife. And it's a major night Major, Second major, nine core. Okay, Intervals will see d natural in the C major scale that he is natural. So it's a major nine in this case. Here we call the court. See major nine sharp five. OK, let's not get too much into the seconds again because I know a lot of people get think Well , why don't wait in the use. Second, what is the court? Construction is simple. It was what we're always jumping 1/3 above the next note. So the number nine came out after seven right, 789 the third above. So even though it's the second, that's why were using the night. It's always been rid of that weight. Putting number two there now, like I said, changing something that's already understood. If you didn't understand that, they shouldn't put Number two there, they should have tried to get it explained better to themselves. I said, There's nothing wrong with it because we understand what you're trying to say, But honestly, I don't I don't like the idea of changing something that works if it didn't work. If it works, I mean, it's easy to understand. It's easy for everybody to understand if you listen carefully to what's being told to you also. And you know what you're talking about when you're talking about scales. Okay, now we had our D minor seven chord because we stopped off here of the 1357 and we're adding an E. So on the D major scale, we have a e natural. This is an e natural, so it is a major nine or major second, but it's called the major nine in this case here. So the whole thing is the cord has a minor seven. So we're just gonna add nine in place of the seven. If it waas a major seven, we would have read in D minor, major nine, But being a minor seven. So the interval D and C was a minor seven interval. We right, number seven, And now we're adding the night, So we have tonight. So whatever you have a nine added onto a minor chord, you automatically know that there's 1/7 in the court also. Okay, that's what That's why we write it that way. So you don't understand that there is the numbers. There's also the seventh in the court. If the seven it is not present in the court construction, then we would just be putting ads nine to the Triad. The 1st 3 notes, okay, there wouldn't be 1/7 in the core that was just being adding a nine. Now, Next, Gord E seven, flat nine. Okay. We had our e seven chord were adding on F natural in the e major scale. We have f sharp. So this is this the ninth lowered 1/2 tone. So it's a minor ninth or miners second, but minor ninth is what we use E seven, flat nine. Okay, so our base court is seven, and then we have a four north quarter seven, right? We have e Major has a triad. We have minor seventh, so it becomes east seven. And then now we're putting a flat nine there. So it's flat night. Let's go. Our next court f major seven sharp nine. Okay, F major, seventh sharp night. So f major scale. We have our b flat. We're adding a g sharp. Okay. Adding the G sharp that's from F to G is a major nine chord major nine interval story. OK, but we're adding a g sharp, so that means our ninth is being raised 1/2 tone. So f major seven sharp nine. That's how we're gonna right the court. That's the name of the court. And we know that there is 135 seven and sharp nine their soul 1357 of the F major scale, plus a sharp nine. Remember, we're always constructing on the major skill of the first note. Even though we're constructing the courts on the a harmonic minor, which has no sharps or flats and keys right here. I'll see you again here. There's no sharper flat ski. We do have a g sharp there. For those of you who don't know the theory about that, um, you gotta have to study your theory before you come here on the court construction. But why in the minor scales we don't, Right. Uh, that's you gotta study that in theory, before you come into harmony because this is harmonizing. Were harmonizing cords here. Okay, It's part of the basics of harmony here. Okay, So you have to know why in the minor skills we don't use, but we don't put the sharps or flats that we add onto those inside the music. We don't put them on next to the key. We put them next to the north. Okay, Last chord was a, uh, gee sharp diminished seventh chord. Now, way said before the other previous last sentence that G sharp had one double sharp, which is af and all the other notes were sharp. So this is G sharp and a natural. It's not a sharp It should be a sharp. It wasn't the G sharp major scale, but it's a natural. So we're flattening the nine. So it's a minor. Nine intervals. Minor second interval. Okay, It's correctly recalled. A minor second edible in court construction will call it a flat nine. Okay, so G sharp diminished. Seven flat night. Now, I'm pretty sure the majority of you understand that if you don't, you can ask me some questions, uh, in a conversation if you're part of the premium package and I'll answer them for you. Um, but I really don't. If you know your theory regarding major skills and minor skills and the relative minor scales, you'll understand a lot of things doing this on the court constructions, right? That's what we want to really do. It is knowing if you know your theory. When you get to this point here, court constructed, isn't that very hard? The way I'm sure that you so I'm not giving you calculations like ah, a C is a minor third plus C e, which is a major third, and we have a minor court. No, I'm not talking. That's gonna were gonna be +135 always relating to our first note. Okay. And that's what you want to do. You want to relate to the first note that we're starting off with. So when we start off with B were related to the B major scale, even though here there is nothing in key, you're relating it to the majors. Guilt harmonize the court. That's one thing that should always be understood. I don't tell my students everything that we do in music relates to the major scale. It looks at the major scale to give its composition to give its name. Okay, that's fundamental to know we'll see you in a future. Last in theory lesson. I don't know. I'm thinking about what I'm doing now. But anyway, for those of you are interested in guitar lessons, have a beginning to pro guitar lesson course for those who play the guitar, I'm s I'm adding lessons to those courses every week. I also have ah pentatonic scale 12 major pentatonic scales molds also because they're divided into molds, devices like starting off with each note on different groups, and I'm adding lessons there every week. So one lesson a week will be add until we get to the 12 lessons instead to the beginning. The pro guitar lesson course there is a a lesson added every week until we become sufficient to just go ahead by ourselves. Okay, so, uh, take care. And if you haven't understood anything, remember, Go home and do these by yourself on a piece of paper. Don't just transpose the cords for yourself. Transposing them is not gonna help you to learn the idea of constructing them. Okay, it's better to do that if you play a sax clarinet of flutes. Remember, you can't play the cord, but you can play the AARP, Egil over the course, you could go play. 13579135 Right. That's what you can play. And that's how you're gonna study your course. Take care. Have a great week. Wait day. Whatever is happening to you, it's always great. Take care