Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Harmonic Minor Scale

The new "make guitar diagrams" software is still making me smile and I'm churning out guitar study aids faster than I can think of things to say about them.

In other news, I'm working on an acoustic sort of ballad for the mighty EIGHTBALL VOODOO , should be fun hearing Jays filthy snarl on something a bit less full on than the last couple of tracks we recorded.

Anyhow, it's time for some more dots, squares and numbers...

This time telling you where your fingers go if you want to play the HARMONIC MINOR SCALE. Famed from classical music of old and neo-classical widdlers like Yngwie Malmsteen, so if you want to get your neoclassical shred on, then check this out!

The scales is spelt with the following intervals: 1,2,b3,4,5,b6,7. It's the gap of a minor third between the b6 and 7 that gives the scale it's distinctive sound.

Anyhow, enough waffle, bring on the dots!

1 comment:

  1. Hai there Rob! I'm Afghan from Jakarta.

    All of your resources in this blog are really helpful for me. It's really difficult for me learning all of the scales and modes before I read your data and I think It's very logical. Because I found many virtuoso tell about scales and many complexes modes can be learned in very logical way, but I can't find how it works.

    I'm so blind with Dorian, Phrygian, etc. So I've decided that I'll learn from the very basic scale. Pentatonic, Major, and Minor scales. Pity of me. LOL.

    I have some video cover in my youtube channel here if you don't mind for stopping by and throw up some comments X)

    Greatly thanks!