#1
So if I wanted to make a harmonic sound, I flatten the 3? So, 1,2,3b,4,5,6,7
Ok, this does not make sense because if I use E Minor - E, F#/Gb,G,A,B,C,D
It would not sound right if I flatten the third, please clear up? Thanks!
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#2
to make a minor scale a harmonic minor scale you sharp the 7. So it is E, F#, G, A, B, C, D#
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#3
Quote by JDubG
So if I wanted to make a harmonic sound, I flatten the 3? So, 1,2,3b,4,5,6,7
Ok, this does not make sense because if I use E Minor - E, F#/Gb,G,A,B,C,D
It would not sound right if I flatten the third, please clear up? Thanks!


Well, first off, its an F# instead of a Gb. Secondly, the harmonic Minor formula is: 1 2 b3 4 5 b6 7.

To the main question. The way to apply the formula is to grab the major scale, and apply the formula to the major scale, creating the new scale you want. For example:

You want E harmonic minor right? Heres E major:

E F# G# A B C# D#

apply the harmonic minor formula (1 2 b3 4 5 b6 7) to the scale, creating this:

E F# G A B C D#.

Right now, I assumed you were asking for harmonic minor (you could mean harmonic major too) when you said "harmonic sound." I hope that helps, and I hope thats what you need.

DANNY

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#4
Yeah, thank you very much! Now I understand it.
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#5
You can make a minor scale the harmonic minor scale by raising the seventh, like RPotts said. So, let's use E minor. E F# G A B C D. Let's raise the seventh, D. E F# G A B C D#. There we have it, E harmonic minor.

Usually when the numbers are used - like you gave an example of 1 2 b3 4 5 6 7 - it is compared to the major scale. So if someone saw 1 2 b3 4 5 6 7, they'd probably think that you were talking about taking a major scale and flattening the third (which would technically give you the melodic minor scale).