#1
Okay, so my friend told me two things, that phrygian major and mixolydian flat 5 are the same as harmonic minor. so i looked at the phrygian scale, changed the minor 3rd to a major 3rd, and it completely made sense. i played with the mixolydian scale, put in a flat 5, and its not exactly harmonic minor... plus it has some chromatic stuff going on so its kinda strange. am i missing something? how is mixolydian flat 5 related to harmonic minor?
#3
i don't know, He's probably on crack.
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#4
Quote by nirvana4lf
Okay, so my friend told me two things, that phrygian major and mixolydian flat 5 are the same as harmonic minor. so i looked at the phrygian scale, changed the minor 3rd to a major 3rd, and it completely made sense. i played with the mixolydian scale, put in a flat 5, and its not exactly harmonic minor... plus it has some chromatic stuff going on so its kinda strange. am i missing something? how is mixolydian flat 5 related to harmonic minor?

Not harmonic minor, the only thing I can think of (as I don't recall ever learning about a Mixo b5 scale) would be the fifth mode of melodic minor, which is a Mixolydian b6. The only thing I remember even related to a Mixolydian b5 would be one of the modes of a Neapolitan scale (don't remember which) that's a Mixolydian b5 b6, but those modes are absolutely wacky and your friend probably wasn't referring to them.
#5
here are all the patterns you get when turning around the harmonic minor
1 2 b3 4 5 b6 7 - harmonic minor
1 b2 b3 4 b5 6 b7 - locrian natural 6th
1 2 3 4 #5 6 7 - ionian augmented
1 2 b3 #4 5 6 b7 - dorian #4
1 b2 3 4 5 b6 b7 - spanish phrygian/phrygian dominant/spanish gypsy/whatever
1 #2 3 #4 5 6 7 - lydian #2
1 b2 b3 b4 b5 b6 bb7 - altered diminished seventh

I don't see no mixolydian b5
#6
Quote by one vision
Harmonic minor is phrygian dominant, if that's what you meant by phrygian major..?



yeah that is what i meant, i guess i needa learn the right terms for it haha


anyways, i realized that the second half is just wrong, he prolly remembered wrong. the only way i realized to derive the harmonic minor from mixolydian would be to raise the root note i.e. if we took G mixolydian, raised the G into a G# you would have A harmonic minor