#1
How would I go about harmonizing a minor scale? Like Dm, or Gm?
Would it be the same as harmonizing a major scale? Can anybody give me an example? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#3
hmm
Let's take D harmonic minor, it has the notes:

D E F G A Bb C# D

To harmonize the thirds, you just take the third note right?
I'm a noob to harmony and theory too, so hopefully I'm right.

D is G,
E is A
F is Bb
G is C#
A is D
Bb is E
C# is F

should be right,
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Last edited by Nameless742 at Jun 24, 2010,
#4
Quote by Nameless742
hmm
Let's take D harmonic minor, it has the notes:

D E F G A Bb C# D E F G A Bb C#

To harmonize the thirds, you just take the third note right?
I'm a noob to harmony and theory too, so hopefully I'm right.

D is G,
E is A
F is Bb
G is C#
A is D
hmm, but D is G?
okay, so someone explain this to me as well.


You would play the D and harmonise with a G.


Edit: Disregard ^ The guy below me is right, the D is the first, E is second and F is the third.
Last edited by stephen_rettie at Jun 24, 2010,
#5
the third of D is actually F

ie. a triad of D is DFA where D is 1, F is 3 and A is the fifth

so to harmonise the third of D you would play the F and the same third rule applies for other notes
#6
Quote by Nameless742
hmm
Let's take D harmonic minor, it has the notes:

D E F G A Bb C# D

To harmonize the thirds, you just take the third note right?
I'm a noob to harmony and theory too, so hopefully I'm right.

D is G,
E is A
F is Bb
G is C#
A is D
Bb is E
C# is F


should be right,


You're harmonising in 4ths, there. Count up 3, including the starting note.

D is F,
E is G,
F is A,

etc. etc.
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#7
To harmonise just go up a third each time.

Harmonic minor: i iio III+ iv V VI viio

Melodic minor (a): i ii III+ IV V #vio viio

Melodic minor (d): i iio III iv v VI bVII