E harmonic minor piano scale

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E Harmonic Minor Piano Scale

Compton Piano StudioThe 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

E harmonic minor piano scale
E harmonic minor piano scale

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