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Music Theory Worksheet - Lesson 21: The Harmonic Minor Scale

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Lesson 21: The Harmonic Minor Scale Music Theory Worksheet

There are three types of minor scales: natural minor, harmonic minor, and melodic minor.  A harmonic minor scale is made up of eight consecutive tones in a specific pattern of half steps and whole steps as follows: whole step, half step, whole step, whole step, half step, whole+half step (1.5 steps), half step.

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Alternatively, if you are looking for a comprehensive resource for scales, I recommend The Complete Book of Scales, Chords, Arpeggios and Cadences By William A. Palmer, which includes scale, chord, arpeggio and cadence studies in all major and minor keys presented in a convenient two-page format.  It also contains an in-depth 12 page explanation of the fundamentals of major and minor scales, chords, arpeggios and cadences. 


What this worksheet is about:

The harmonic minor scale can start on any note as long as it includes the following pattern.



For example, the A harmonic minor scale starts on A and consists of 8 consecutive tones: A, B, C, D, E, F, G#, A.  The following pattern makes up the A harmonic minor scale, where W represents a whole step and H represents a half step.



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