G harmonic minor contrary motion piano scale

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G harmonic minor contrary motion piano scale

G harmonic minor piano scale in contrary motion
G harmonic minor piano scale in contrary motion

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G harmonic minor piano scale

Compton Piano Studio > Piano Resources > Piano Scales and Arpeggios > Piano Harmonic Minor Scales > G Harmonic Minor Piano Scale

G Harmonic Minor Piano Scale

Compton Piano StudioThe key of G minor and B flat major are related and share the same key signature of 2 flats, B flat and E flat.  G minor is known as the relative minor of B flat major; B flat major is known as the relative major of G minor.

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

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

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

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

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

Take the notes of the natural G minor scale and raise the 7th degree, F, by one semitone or half step to F sharp.   There will still be 2 flats, Bb and Eb, in the key signature but now F sharp will appear as an accidental on the music staff.

G Harmonic Minor Scale:

G    A    B flat    C    D    E flat    F sharp    G

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

G harmonic minor piano scale
G harmonic minor piano scale

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