ExamplE7 Aeolian/harmonic Minor interchange
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Here we find Meola in a more lyrical mood with some marginally slower phrasing that once again showcases the interchange between A natural Minor (A-B-C-D-e-F-G) and A Harmonic minor (all the same except G# replaces G). You’ll notice that he aligns this transition to coincide with the chord of e7 in our progression. Usually this would be an e minor in A minor but our G# allows us to create an e7, thus strengthening the resolution from v7 (e7) to i minor (Am), improving the harmony along the way and thus eliciting the name ‘Harmonic’ minor scale. easy!