Can natural, harmonic and melodic minor (melodically and harmonically) be used together?



Asked by: Corey Hanson

Is melodic minor the same as natural minor?





The melodic minor scale is a minor scale with raised sixth and seventh scale degrees, but only when ascending. A descending melodic minor scale is identical to a natural minor scale.

What is the difference between natural minor harmonic minor and melodic minor?

A harmonic minor scale differs from a natural minor scale in that the seventh note is raised one semitone. Melodic minor scales raise both the sixth and seventh notes one semitone when ascending, but when descending, the sixth and seventh notes are flattened, producing the natural minor scale.

Is Natural Minor same as harmonic?

In summary, the harmonic and natural minor scales are mostly the same. The main difference is the harmonic minor’s seventh scale degree is raised by a semitone compared to the natural minor’s seventh scale degree. The harmonic minor has a leading tone while the natural does not.

What chords work with melodic minor?

Once you have harmonized the melodic minor scale you get two dominant 7th chords on the fourth and the fifth degree, two minor seventh chords (which on as a major seventh) on the first and second degree, one major seventh augmented chord (III) and two minor seventh flat fifth chords on degrees VI & VII.

Which minor scale should I learn first?





Well the most common scale to learn first is the Minor Pentatonic Scale. That’s the one that I recommend that you start with and it is included in my beginners course. Once you have that one down (and can use it) then you should explore the Major Scale.

What is the easiest minor key?

the natural minor

Start with the natural minor, because it is the easiest to learn and remember, and it’s also the most common minor scale used in popular music.

Do the three different types of minor scales use the same key signature?

The interval pattern for minor scales is different from that of major scales. Every minor key shares a key signature with its relative major. There are three common types of minor scales: natural minor, melodic minor, and harmonic minor. Jazz also commonly uses a “dorian minor”.

Why are there 3 types of minor scales?

So why are there 3 minor scales? There are 3 minor scales, or more precisely, 3 variants of the minor scale because of how harmony and melody interact in tonal music. Composers change some notes of the minor scale to achieve a specific sound for a particular style.



How do you use a harmonic and melodic minor?

Minor when we're going up the scale we're going to raise the sixth note as well so that b flat is going to become a b. Natural so have a listen to how the harmonic as how the melodic minor.

How do you harmonize a harmonic minor?

When you put those three notes together. That's an E minor. Okay E a G and B. My uncle so that first chord that first note is harmonized to an E minor triad.

Is Dorian the same as melodic minor?

The modern Dorian mode is equivalent to the natural minor scale (or the Aeolian mode) but with a major sixth. The modern Dorian mode resembles the Greek Phrygian harmonia in the diatonic genus. It is also equivalent to the ascending melodic minor scale with a minor seventh.



Which minor scale is used in jazz?

The Dorian minor scale as a b3, natural 6, and b7. It is the most commonly used minor scale for improvisation in jazz music. It works over any ii chord, or i chord, but it can also be used for other minor chords, such as the iii chord and the vi chord.

What scales can I play over a minor?

The Pentatonic scale is the easiest and most effective scale to play over a minor key and is capable of beautiful bluesy, dark and soulful sounds. The scale is widely used in pop, rock, blues and other styles of music.

What is the fastest way to memorize piano scales?

So from the note g a block of. Three. Then a half step up. And from that note you make a block of. Four. Giving you one black note hit the root again at the top. And you've got your scale.

Should you learn all scales piano?

You should memorize scales so they are easily recognized and feel natural to play or use in music. It is then much easier to avoid hitting any incorrect notes, whether playing by ear or reading. It helps you to learn new music quicker and to develop your technique and understanding of music theory.



In what order should you learn piano?

Major scales are the most common and useful to learn first on piano, followed by the natural, harmonic and melodic minors. Start with C Major as it has no sharps or flats, then G D, A and E major before starting the minors. Next, learn some pentatonic, blues and chromatic scales plus the modes.

How fast should you be able to play piano scales?

If you can play at 120, you are in good shape, and can play fast enough to pass the RCM Level 10 exam. At 144, you are probably more comfortable with scales than most college-level piano majors. At 176, you should not have a problem playing scales in all but the most demanding repertoire.

Do concert pianists practice scales?

Some concert pianists no longer practice scales regularly because they no longer need to, but all professional classical pianists have paid their dues in the form of many, many hours of scale practice. Personally, I find great benefit in starting nearly every day’s piano practice by practicing scales.

How often should I practice piano scales?

It is my opinion that all serious pianists should spend at least 5-20 minutes a day on scales. You can practice them more or less, this is just my preferred amount of time. The purpose of this post is to break down the reasons why you should practice piano scales daily, as well as the benefits of doing so.



Should I practice every scale every day?

Yes – knowing your keys is vital. That is why you need to practice your scales rigorously throughout all 12 keys of the piano REGULARLY, preferably daily! Once you get a deeper understanding of all the keys, music will get easier to play and enjoy!