D Harmonic Minor Piano Scale
The 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