How to construct and play the harmonic minor scale

Name

This is the harmonic minor scale.

Intervals

How to construct the harmonic minor scale?

Use the following intervals in any order to construct this scale. Start on a specific note on which you want to construct this scale from (for instance the note "C") and calculate each interval on top of it. Afterwards, you will be able to play it on your instrument.

Perfect unison

Has 0 semitones and spans 1 naturals.

Major second

Has 2 semitones and spans 2 naturals.

Minor third

Has 3 semitones and spans 3 naturals.

Perfect fourth

Has 5 semitones and spans 4 naturals.

Perfect fifth

Has 7 semitones and spans 5 naturals.

Minor sixth

Has 8 semitones and spans 6 naturals.

Major seventh

Has 11 semitones and spans 7 naturals.

Chords

Which chords can you play on the harmonic minor scale?

Cheatsheet

Play the harmonic minor scale in any musical key

You can play the C harmonic minor scale with the following notes.

C   D   Eb   F   G   Ab   B  

Sheet music of the C harmonic minor scale.

The notes of the C harmonic minor scale written down in sheet music.

C harmonic minor on the piano.

The notes of the C harmonic minor scale on the piano.

You can play the C# harmonic minor scale with the following notes.

C#   D#   E   F#   G#   A   B#  

Sheet music of the C# harmonic minor scale.

The notes of the C# harmonic minor scale written down in sheet music.

C# harmonic minor on the piano.

The notes of the C# harmonic minor scale on the piano.

You can play the Db harmonic minor scale with the following notes.

Db   Eb   Fb   Gb   Ab   Bbb   C  

Sheet music of the Db harmonic minor scale.

The notes of the Db harmonic minor scale written down in sheet music.

Db harmonic minor on the piano.

The notes of the Db harmonic minor scale on the piano.

You can play the D harmonic minor scale with the following notes.

D   E   F   G   A   Bb   C#  

Sheet music of the D harmonic minor scale.

The notes of the D harmonic minor scale written down in sheet music.

D harmonic minor on the piano.

The notes of the D harmonic minor scale on the piano.

You can play the D# harmonic minor scale with the following notes.

D#   E#   F#   G#   A#   B   C##  

Sheet music of the D# harmonic minor scale.

The notes of the D# harmonic minor scale written down in sheet music.

D# harmonic minor on the piano.

The notes of the D# harmonic minor scale on the piano.

You can play the Eb harmonic minor scale with the following notes.

Eb   F   Gb   Ab   Bb   Cb   D  

Sheet music of the Eb harmonic minor scale.

The notes of the Eb harmonic minor scale written down in sheet music.

Eb harmonic minor on the piano.

The notes of the Eb harmonic minor scale on the piano.

You can play the E harmonic minor scale with the following notes.

E   F#   G   A   B   C   D#  

Sheet music of the E harmonic minor scale.

The notes of the E harmonic minor scale written down in sheet music.

E harmonic minor on the piano.

The notes of the E harmonic minor scale on the piano.

You can play the F harmonic minor scale with the following notes.

F   G   Ab   Bb   C   Db   E  

Sheet music of the F harmonic minor scale.

The notes of the F harmonic minor scale written down in sheet music.

F harmonic minor on the piano.

The notes of the F harmonic minor scale on the piano.

You can play the F# harmonic minor scale with the following notes.

F#   G#   A   B   C#   D   E#  

Sheet music of the F# harmonic minor scale.

The notes of the F# harmonic minor scale written down in sheet music.

F# harmonic minor on the piano.

The notes of the F# harmonic minor scale on the piano.

You can play the Gb harmonic minor scale with the following notes.

Gb   Ab   Bbb   Cb   Db   Ebb   F  

Sheet music of the Gb harmonic minor scale.

The notes of the Gb harmonic minor scale written down in sheet music.

Gb harmonic minor on the piano.

The notes of the Gb harmonic minor scale on the piano.

You can play the G harmonic minor scale with the following notes.

G   A   Bb   C   D   Eb   F#  

Sheet music of the G harmonic minor scale.

The notes of the G harmonic minor scale written down in sheet music.

G harmonic minor on the piano.

The notes of the G harmonic minor scale on the piano.

You can play the G# harmonic minor scale with the following notes.

G#   A#   B   C#   D#   E   F##  

Sheet music of the G# harmonic minor scale.

The notes of the G# harmonic minor scale written down in sheet music.

G# harmonic minor on the piano.

The notes of the G# harmonic minor scale on the piano.

You can play the Ab harmonic minor scale with the following notes.

Ab   Bb   Cb   Db   Eb   Fb   G  

Sheet music of the Ab harmonic minor scale.

The notes of the Ab harmonic minor scale written down in sheet music.

Ab harmonic minor on the piano.

The notes of the Ab harmonic minor scale on the piano.

You can play the A harmonic minor scale with the following notes.

A   B   C   D   E   F   G#  

Sheet music of the A harmonic minor scale.

The notes of the A harmonic minor scale written down in sheet music.

A harmonic minor on the piano.

The notes of the A harmonic minor scale on the piano.

You can play the A# harmonic minor scale with the following notes.

A#   B#   C#   D#   E#   F#   G##  

Sheet music of the A# harmonic minor scale.

The notes of the A# harmonic minor scale written down in sheet music.

A# harmonic minor on the piano.

The notes of the A# harmonic minor scale on the piano.

You can play the Bb harmonic minor scale with the following notes.

Bb   C   Db   Eb   F   Gb   A  

Sheet music of the Bb harmonic minor scale.

The notes of the Bb harmonic minor scale written down in sheet music.

Bb harmonic minor on the piano.

The notes of the Bb harmonic minor scale on the piano.

You can play the B harmonic minor scale with the following notes.

B   C#   D   E   F#   G   A#  

Sheet music of the B harmonic minor scale.

The notes of the B harmonic minor scale written down in sheet music.

B harmonic minor on the piano.

The notes of the B harmonic minor scale on the piano.