The E flat harmonic Minor scale is a musical scale that begins and ends on an Eb note. This type of scale was originally developed to aid in the creation of chords, but it is also used in melodies. It has been utilized in a diverse range of musical genres, from the works of Mozart to the pop songs of Katy Perry, and even in neo-classical metal.
NOTES ON THE E FLAT HARMONIC MINOR SCALE
The notes of the B flat harmonic Minor Scale are: Eb, F, Gb, Ab, Bb, Cb, D, Eb
E FLAT HARMONIC MINOR INTERVALS
The harmonic minor scale is similar to the natural minor scale, with the exception of a raised 7th degree by one semitone. This alteration changes the major 2nd interval between the 6th and 7th notes to an augmented 2nd.
The intervals in the Eb Harmonic Minor scale are listed below, and it is important to note that these intervals apply to all harmonic minor scales
E FLAT HARMONIC MINOR MODES
The natural minor scale is equivalent to the Aeolian mode. By raising the 7th of the Aeolian mode, we obtain the harmonic minor scale, which is denoted as Aeolian #7. The beauty of modes is that they are interconnected; for example, A Aeolian and B Locrian have the same notes, with the exception that B Locrian begins on a B. Similarly, C Ionian has the same notes as A Aeolian, but it starts and ends on a C.
Using this method, we can produce modes for Eb Harmonic Minor, and the corresponding mode names and notes are presented below.
HOW TO PLAY THE E FLAT HARMONIC MINOR SCALE
To play the E flat harmonic minor scale, you can refer to the diagram provided below.
The harmonic minor scale can be played in several position on the guitar. Here is the standard position starting on a Eb. This shape can be moved up and down the neck to play different harmonic minor scales.
THE KEY SIGNATURE OF THE E FLAT HARMONIC MINOR
The harmonic minor scale is commonly used in compositions written in a minor key. For instance, if we play the Eb Harmonic Minor scale, our composition will be in the key of Eb (natural) Minor. Since Eb minor is the relative minor of Gb major, it has a key signature with six flats.
E FLAT HARMONIC MINOR ON CLEFS
Below is the E flat harmonic Minor Scale written in the treble clef, bass clef, alto clef and tenor clef including both ascending and descending.
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