Friday, March 18, 2011

harmonic minor - Ah, Poor Bird

So far in our lessons we have done songs in natural minor.  The natural minor has the same notes as its relative major key (e.g. C major and A minor) with the tonic being "la" rather than "do".  In harmonic minor the tonic is still "la", but 7th degree of the scale ("so") is raised a half step.  Watch today's lesson to hear the difference between natural and harmonic minors.