Exam ple 5 Harmonised Minor scales
The purpose of this example is to highlight both Half-diminished and
Cmaj7 Diminished 7th potential in both the Natural minor/Aeolian mode and the related Harmonic minor scale. As you can see, the harmonised Aeolian features a B Half-diminishedΣ situated on its second degree, whereas the Harmonic13 minor has both Half-diminished on degree II and full Diminished Dm7 11 Em7 Fmaj7 G7 7th located on degree VII. Remember that the symmetrical nature of 13 Diminished12 7 means that this chord can be replicated also 12 in minor9 3rds, so
5 8 that G#dim7 has the same notes as B, D and Fdim7.