E flat harmonic minor piano scale

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E Flat Harmonic Minor Piano Scale

Compton Piano StudioThe key of E flat minor and G flat major are related and share the same key signature of 6 flats, B flat, E flat, A flat, D flat, G flat and C flat.  E flat minor is known as the relative minor of G flat major; G flat major is known as the relative major of E flat minor.

E flat is the 6th note of the G flat major scale.  The 6th degree of any major scale is always the note which represents the related minor key.

As the keys of G flat major and E flat minor are related to each other, they both share the same key signature of 6 flats.  Therefore the scale of E flat minor, in its most basic, natural form, will share exactly the same notes as G flat major but rather than beginning and ending on G flat (G flat major) will begin and end on E flat (E flat minor).

G flat major:  Gb  Ab  Bb  Cb  Db  Eb  F  Gb

E flat Natural minor: Eb  F  Gb  Ab  Bb  Cb  Db  Eb

To change the natural E flat minor scale into the harmonic E flat minor scale

Take the notes from the natural E flat minor scale and raise the 7th degree, D flat, by one semitone or half step to D natural.   There will still be 6 flats, in the key signature but now D natural will appear as an accidental on the music staff.

E Flat Harmonic Minor Scale:

E flat   F   G flat   A flat   B flat   C flat   D natural   E flat

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

E flat harmonic minor piano scale
E flat harmonic minor piano scale

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D harmonic minor piano scale

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D Harmonic Minor Piano Scale

Compton Piano StudioThe key of D minor and F major are related and share the same key signature of 1 flat, B flat.  D minor is known as the relative minor of F major; F major is known as the relative major of D minor.

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

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

F major:  F G A Bb C D E F

D Natural minor: D E F G A Bb C D

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

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

D Harmonic Minor Scale:

D     E      F      G      A      B flat     C sharp      D

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

D harmonic minor piano scale
D harmonic minor piano scale

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C sharp harmonic minor piano scale

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C Sharp Harmonic Minor Piano Scale

Compton Piano StudioThe key of C sharp minor and E major are related and share the same key signature of 4 sharps, F sharp, C sharp, G sharp and D sharp.  C sharp minor is known as the relative minor of E major; E major is known as the relative major of C sharp minor.

C sharp is the 6th note of the E major scale.  The 6th degree of any major scale is always the note which represents the related minor key.

As the keys of E major and C sharp minor are related to each other, they both share the same key signature of 4 sharps.  Therefore the scale of C sharp minor, in its most basic, natural form, will share exactly the same notes as E major but rather than beginning and ending on E (E major) will begin and end on C sharp (C sharp minor).

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

C sharp natural minor: C#   D#   E   F#   G#   A   B   C#

To change the natural C sharp minor scale into the harmonic C sharp minor scale

Take the notes from the natural C sharp minor scale and raise the 7th degree, B, by one semitone or half step to B sharp.   There will still be 4 sharps, F#, C#, G# and D#, in the key signature but now B sharp will appear as an accidental on the music staff.

C Sharp Harmonic Minor Scale:

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

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

C sharp harmonic minor piano scale
C sharp harmonic minor piano scale

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C harmonic minor piano scale

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C Harmonic Minor Piano Scale

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The key of C minor and E flat major are related and share the same key signature of 3 flats, B flat, E flat and A flat.  C minor is known as the relative minor of E flat major; E flat major is known as the relative major of C minor.

C is the 6th note of the E flat major scale.  The 6th degree of any major scale is always the note which represents the related minor key.

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

E flat major:  Eb   F   G   Ab   Bb   C   D   Eb

C Natural minor: C   D   Eb   F   G   Ab   Bb   C

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

Take the notes from the natural C minor scale and raise the 7th degree, B flat, by one semitone or half step to B natural.   There will still be 3 flats, B flat, E flat and A flat, in the key signature but now B natural will appear as an accidental on the music staff.

C Harmonic Minor Scale:

C    D    E flat    F    G    A flat    B natural    C

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

C harmonic minor scale for piano
C harmonic minor scale for piano

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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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