Minor Scales – Harmonic Minor and Melodic Minor Scales

Harmonic Minor Scale

The harmonic minor scale raises the 7th note of the natural minor scale by a half step and has the following scale formula:
W – H – W – W – H – W+H – H

A Harmonic Minor Scale: A | B | C | D | E | F | G♯ | A
E Harmonic Minor Scale: E | F♯ | G | A | B | C | D♯ | E
B Harmonic Minor Scale: B | C♯ | D | E | F♯ | G | A♯ | B
F Sharp Harmonic Minor Scale: F♯ | G♯ | A | B | C♯ | D | E♯ | F♯
C Sharp Harmonic Minor Scale: C♯ | D♯ | E | F♯ | G♯ | A | B♯ | C♯
D Harmonic Minor Scale: D | E | F | G | A | B♭ | C♯ | D
G Harmonic Minor Scale: G | A | B♭ | C | D | E♭ | F♯ | G
C Harmonic Minor Scale: C | D | E♭ | F | G | A♭ | B | C
F Harmonic Minor Scale: F | G | A♭ | B♭ | C | D♭ | E | F
A Flat Harmonic Minor Scale / G Sharp Harmonic Minor Scale: A♭ | B♭ | C♭ | D♭ | E♭ | F♭ | G | A♭ / G♯ | A♯ | B | C♯ | D♯ | E | F♯♯ | G♯
E Flat Harmonic Minor Scale / D Sharp Harmonic Minor Scale: E♭ | F | G♭ | A♭ | B♭ | C♭ | D | E♭/ D♯ | E♯ | F♯ | G♯ | A♯ | B | C♯♯ | D♯
B Flat Harmonic Minor Scale / A Sharp Harmonic Minor Scale: B♭ | C | D♭ | E♭ | F | G♭ | A | B♭ / A♯ | B♯ | C♯ | D♯ | E♯ | F♯ | G♯♯ | A♯

Melodic Minor Scale

The melodic minor scale raises the 6th and 7th notes of the natural minor scale when you are playing in ascending order. When the melodic minor scale is played in descending order, the notes of the scale are same as the natural minor.

A Melodic Minor Scale: A | B | C | D | E | F♯ | G♯ | A (Ascending)
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | A (Descending)
E Melodic Minor Scale: E | F♯ | G | A | B | C♯ | D♯ | E (Ascending)
E | F♯ | G | A | B | C | D | E (Descending)
B Melodic Minor Scale: B | C♯ | D | E | F♯ | G♯ | A♯ | B (Ascending)
B | C♯ | D | E | F♯ | G | A | B (Descending)
F Sharp Melodic Minor Scale: F♯ | G♯ | A | B | C♯ | D♯ | E♯ | F♯ (Ascending)
F♯ | G♯ | A | B | C♯ | D | E | F♯ (Descending)
C Sharp Melodic Minor Scale: C♯ | D♯ | E | F♯ | G♯ | A♯ | B♯ | C♯ (Ascending)
C♯ | D♯ | E | F♯ | G♯ | A | B | C♯ (Descending)
D Melodic Minor Scale: D | E | F | G | A | B | C♯ | D (Ascending)
D | E | F | G | A | B♭ | C | D (Descending)
G Melodic Minor Scale: G | A | B♭ | C | D | E | F♯ | G (Ascending)
G | A | B♭ | C | D | E♭ | F | G (Descending)
C Melodic Minor Scale: C | D | E♭ | F | G | A | B | C (Ascending)
C | D | E♭ | F | G | A♭ | B♭ | C (Descending)
F Melodic Minor Scale: F | G | A♭ | B♭ | C | D | E | F (Ascending)
F | G | A♭ | B♭ | C | D♭ | E♭ | F (Descending)
A Flat Melodic Minor Scale / G sharp Minor Scale:
A♭ | B♭ | C♭ | D♭ | E♭ | F | G | A♭ / G♯ | A♯ | B | C♯ | D♯ | E♯ | F♯♯ | G♯ (Ascending)
A♭ | B♭ | C♭ | D♭ | E♭ | F♭ | G♭ | A♭ / G♯ | A♯ | B | C♯ | D♯ | E | F♯ | G♯ (Descending)

E Flat Melodic Minor Scale / D Sharp Melodic Minor Scale:
E♭ | F | G♭ | A♭ | B♭ | C | D | E♭ / D♯ | E♯ | F♯ | G♯ | A♯ | B♯ | C♯♯ | D♯ (Ascending)
E♭ | F | G♭ | A♭ | B♭ | C♭ | D♭ | E♭ / D♯ | E♯ | F♯ | G♯ | A♯ | B | C♯ | D♯ (Descending)

B Flat Melodic Minor Scale/ A Sharp Melodic Minor Scale:
B♭ | C | D♭ | E♭ | F | G | A | B♭/ A♯ | B♯ | C♯ | D♯ | E♯ | F♯♯ | G♯♯ | A♯ (Ascending)
B♭ | C | D♭ | E♭ | F | G♭ | A♭ | B♭ / A♯ | B♯ | C♯ | D♯ | E♯ | F♯ | G♯ | A♯ (Descending)

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