In this easy Spanish guitar lesson I'm going to teach you how to play a scale and a chord progression that has an exotic flamenco sound. Take your time practice the notes of the scale slowly until it becomes second nature.
How To Practice The B Harmonic Minor Scale
The B harmonic minor scale it's a fun scale to use for improvising over of the minor progression. The harmonic minor has an exotic sound and reflects the Moorish influence on flamenco music.
I like to use this scale that has a slide in it because the slide at some character to the notes. I'd encourage you to play around right within notes slide to see what kind of sound you can make.
First, play the scale all the way through. Start from the lowest note and work up into the highest note. Then practice coming back down the scale starting from the highest note. Progress to where you can go up and down fluidly.
Another good practice is to just play for five notes out of the scale and see how fast you can go. You can start from any note and go either up or down. This is a good practice to improve your speed and also to keep things interesting.
Of course another fun way to practice a scale is while playing along with the chord progression.
B Minor Chord Progression
Here's the chords that I'm playing in the first part of this video:
All the chords are bar chords except the E minor which is an open position chord.
Of course this is not the only way to play the B harmonic minor scale, but I think you'll find this a useful addition to your repertoire of guitar scales.
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