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Watch the Harmonic Minor online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Rock Guitar 10: Advanced Soloing Principles

Harmonic Minor - Metal is a video guitar lesson presented by Chris Buono and is sourced from Modes That Matter.


One of the endearing qualities of harmonic minor, when phrased a certain way, is its downright evil sounding. Exploiting the extended interval between the b6 and 7 and playing with some added diabolical elements you can conjure up a truly devilish vibe. The jam track here is comprised of diadic components that are all part of standard 80's American metal protocol. It's the use of the harmonic minor scale that will send this jam over the top though, or should I say down below to a place where fire is the prevailing decor. The message here is modes can effectively color what it is you're playing over taking into a completely new direction.