12. Scales Steps - Harmonic Minor

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An important scale for harmony resolving and ethnic flavour is the harmonic scale. The only difference between the natural minor scale and the harmonic minor is at the seventh degree, which is raised by a half-tone.

The pattern is:

Harmonic Minor

For A Harmonic Minor (A, B, C, D, E, F, G#):

A Minor Harmonic

And the tabs:

A Harmonic Minor Tabs

Transpose to all the scales using the table:

Root A A# Bb B C C# Db D D# Eb E F F# Gb G G# Ab
n = fret 5 17 6 18 7 19 8 20 9 10 11 0 12 1 13 2 14 3 15 4 16