Chords in the Harmonic Minor Key
The Harmonic Minor scale is a seven note per octave series of notes. When harmonized the notes of the Harmonic Minor scale creates chords which is called diatonic chords because the notes from the scale are not altered or borrowed from another key. For example I will demonstrate with the C Harmonic Minor scale .
C D Eb F G Ab B notes of the C Harmonic Minor D Eb F G Ab B C notes of the D Locrian 6 Eb F G Ab B C D notes of the Eb ionian #5 F G Ab B C D Eb notes of the F Dorian #4 G Ab B C D Eb F notes of the G Phrygian Dominant Ab B C D Eb F G notes of the A Lydian #2 B C D Eb F G Ab notes of the B Altered
C D Eb F G Ab B notes in red make up a C Minor D Eb F G Ab B C notes in red make up a D diminished chord Eb F G Ab B C D notes in red make up a Eb augmented chord F G Ab B C D Eb notes in red make up a F minor chord G Ab B C D Eb F notes in red make up a G major chord Ab B C D Eb F G notes in red make up a A major chord B C D Eb F G Ab notes in red make up a B diminished chord
The interval or distance between all seven notes would be a series of Whole steps and Half steps. These whole steps and half steps are the determining factor that makes the harmonic minor scale the harmonic minor scale.
C - D - Eb - F - G - Ab - B - C Whole Half Whole Whole Half Whole & half Half
No matter what key you are in this formula of whole and half steps will always work to make the harmonic minor scale.
In this video I will demonstrate the chords that are derived from the Harmonic Minor scale in the keys of D Harmonic Minor, A Harmonic Minor and F Harmonic Minor.