E Harmonic Minor Piano Scale
The key of E minor and G major are related and share the same key signature of 1 sharp, F sharp. E minor is known as the relative minor of G major; G major is known as the relative major of E minor.
E is the 6th note of the G major scale. The 6th degree of any major scale is always the note which represents the related minor key.
As the keys of G major and E minor are related to each other, they both share the same key signature of 1 sharp. Therefore the scale of E minor, in its most basic, natural form, will share exactly the same notes as G major but rather than beginning and ending on G (G major) will begin and end on E (E minor).
G major: G A B C D E F sharp G
E Natural minor: E F sharp G A B C D E
To change the natural E minor scale into the harmonic E minor scale
Take the notes from the natural E minor scale and raise the 7th degree, D, by one semitone or half step to D sharp. There will still be 1 sharp, F sharp, in the key signature but now D sharp will appear as an accidental on the music staff.
E Harmonic Minor Scale:
E F sharp G A B C D sharp E
Below are the piano notes, sheet music and suggested fingerings for the E harmonic minor piano scale