View Full Version : harmonizing minor scales!

04-13-2003, 05:35 PM
Lets say we take EbMajor scale and want the relative minor of that which is Cmin.

Could you simply harmonize chords first in EbMajor than simply rearrange the order of the chords so they fitCmin?
EbMajor chords
EX. I-EbMaj, II-Fmin, III-Gmin...so on

Cmin Chords
Ex. I-Cmin II-Ddim 7 III-EbMaj.....so on

Since Cmin is the relative 6th in EbMajor could you just rearrange them as I had just said?

Further by following the correct number of whole and half steps..could you harmonize harmonic scales the same way?

04-13-2003, 08:31 PM
Bonjour Pkutcher

The answers and MORE is in Guni articles Chord Scales part 1,2,3

B'bye Michel;)

04-13-2003, 09:06 PM
If your tune is truly in the relative minor (Aeolian Mode) you can use the same chords and just rearrange them starting on the vi.
In the case of HM you need to keep in mind the 7th tone is raised 1/2 step from the Aeolian mode so each chord that contains that scale degree will be altered by it being 1/2 step higher.

i iio III iv v VI VII for Aeolian (Natural Minor)
i iio III+ iv V VI viio for HM

04-14-2003, 08:15 AM
Hi pkutcher,

As Michel recommends I suggest that you have a read through the 3 chord scale articles.

If there's any question left you can give us a shout :D

To save ya some surfing time:

Part 1 (http://www.ibreathemusic.com/learn/article/105)
Part 2 (http://www.ibreathemusic.com/learn/article/106)
Part 3 (http://www.ibreathemusic.com/learn/article/108)