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Why do we need to raise 7 in the minor scale?
Why do we create harmonic minors? We raise the 7th when ascending to strengthen to leading tone quality of the note. We also do this on other scales with a flattened 7th.
What is the raised 7th of a minor?
The 7th scale degree is raised to have a leading tone in the key; makes V-i sound as we expect. It is called the harmonic minor sclae since the seventh scale degree is changed to make the harmony i-V-i sound correct. 7th scale degree is called leading tone (ti) — just as in the major scale.
Why is there no VII dim 7 VII dim in either major or minor?
The diminished triad built on vii is just a substitute for the V7; it’s the same notes as V7, but lacking the root. Adding a diminished seventh to that dim 7 triad makes it work even better, but in a major key one would have to alter another chord tone to get a dim 7.
Do you raise the 7th in A minor scale?
In the harmonic minor scale, the seventh scale degree is raised. While a natural minor scale has a flat seventh, or minor seventh, the harmonic minor scale has a natural seventh.
Is VII diminished in minor?
Answer C: Although the symbol for the viio chord is written with lowercase letters, it also has a small circle indicating that it is not minor, but rather diminished.)
What is a raised 7th?
The harmonic minor scale has a raised seventh, creating a minor second (half step) between the seventh and the octave. This half step creates a pull (leading tone) to the tonic that is useful in harmonic context and is not present in the natural minor scale.
What is m7 in music?
It stands for the 7th note of the scale. Technically, it means you play the seventh note of the scale (with the minor chord) and lower it a semi-tone. For example, in cm7, the seventh note of C major scale is B.
Are seventh chords always diminished?
The seventh chord is now B – D – F – Ab, a diminished triad and a diminished seventh. Therefore, it is a fully-diminished seventh chord. The eighth chord is a repetition of the first (C – Eb – G – Bb), making it a minor-major seventh chord. Finally, we will discuss the diatonic seventh chords of melodic minor.
Why do harmonic and melodic minor scales exist?
So in conclusion, the harmonic minor scale is used to give us access to the dominant chords typically used to establish the key, and the melodic minor scale is used to smooth out the melody when the 6th and 7th degrees of the scale are used.