Watch the Harmonic Minor online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from Modes That Matter

Taking a total left turn the harmonic minor scale in this instance is used to play over a Latin jazz vibe, specifically a bossa nova setting. While the previous segment was set up to play harmonic minor horizontally in a way where you can relax and just play, this series of changes, though diatonic to harmonic minor, must be approached with care. Set in Cm the i-7 (Cm7) and iv-7 (Fm7) chords will need for you to be careful with the 7th degree and ask of you to play it as a passing tone. Conversely the V7 chord will want you to embrace the 7th degree as it is a vital chord tone in that chord. As stated throughout the course, let your ears do the walking.