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Minor Harmony and Chord Progressions (Explained)

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Minor harmony is difficult to understand compared to major key harmony because there are 3 minor scales to deal with: natural, harmonic, and melodic minor.

So how do you know which chords harmonized from those scales to use? What are the common chord choices in minor harmony? That’s exactly what I unpack in this video.

Important Links and Resources

Suggested Resource:

Used a clip from a video in the companion course for my eBook “Zero to Improv

Further Reading:

How to Harmonize Minor Scales With 7th Chords.

Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."


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