The Harmonized Harmonic Minor Scale

To harmonize the harmonic minor scale, we can follow the same process of stacking thirds as we did with the major scale. Here are the chords created by harmonizing the harmonic minor scale:

Taking the A harmonic minor scale (A-B-C-D-E-F-G#) as an example, we’ll stack thirds on each note:

  • Starting with A, we add a third above (C) and another third above that (E), resulting in the A minor chord (A-C-E).
  • Moving to B, we repeat the process, resulting in the B diminished chord (B-D-F).
  • For C, we get the C augmented chord (C-E-G#).
  • D gives us the D minor chord (D-F-A).
  • E produces the E major chord (E-G#-B).
  • F yields the F major chord (F-A-C).
  • Finally, G# (raised seventh note in the harmonic minor scale) provides the G# diminished chord (G#-B-D).

These chords derived from the A harmonic minor scale are the harmonized chords of that scale. They can be used to create chord progressions and provide a harmonic framework within the context of the harmonic minor tonality.

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