Watch the Harmonic Minor Lick online guitar lesson by Tom Dempsey from Jazz Scales Handbook

In this example, I'm going to show you an eight bar musical example of how you can use your Harmonic Minor scale to play over two different ii-V-i progressions in the key of C minor. In essence, it's actually two licks put together here, but they can also be played sequentially. Learning how to use your Harmonic Minor scale effectively over a ii-V-i in a minor key is an important skill to realize. The richness of the Harmonic Minor scale will bring new dimensions to your improvisation repertoire.