B Harmonic Minor Piano Scale

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B Harmonic Minor Piano Scale

Compton Piano StudioThe key of B minor and D major are related and share the same key signature of 2 sharps, F sharp and C sharp.  B minor is known as the relative minor of D major; D major is known as the relative major of B minor.

B is the 6th note of the D major scale.  The 6th degree of any major scale is always the note which represents the related minor key.

As the keys of D major and B minor are related to each other, they both share the same key signature of 2 sharps.  Therefore the scale of B minor, in its most basic, natural form, will share exactly the same notes as D major but rather than beginning and ending on D (D major) will begin and end on B (B minor).

D major:  D   E   F sharp   G   A   B   C sharp   D

B Natural minor: B   C sharp   D   E   F sharp   G   A   B

To change the natural B minor scale into the harmonic B minor scale

Take the notes from the natural B minor scale and raise the 7th degree, A, by one semitone or half step to A sharp.   There will still be 2 sharps, F sharp and C sharp, in the key signature but now A sharp will appear as an accidental on the music staff.

B Harmonic Minor Scale:

B    C sharp    D    E    F sharp   G    A sharp    B

Below are the piano notes, sheet music and suggested fingerings for the B harmonic minor piano scale

B harmonic minor piano scale
B harmonic minor piano scale

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