D Harmonic Minor Scale on Guitar

Here you can learn how to play the Harmonic Minor Scale in the key of D on the Guitar. As well as the scale notes, degrees and patterns of the D Harmonic Minor Scale, where available we also provide suggested Guitar fingerings. In the Guitar view below, you can display the notes of the D Harmonic Minor Scale mapped out onto the Guitar fretboard and switch between the notes, degrees, intervals or, if we have them, suggested Guitar fingerings.

Theoretical Only

The D Harmonic Minor Scale is considered theoretical only as it has double sharps or flats in the key signature.

The usual alternative is the enharmonic equivalent C♯ Harmonic Minor Scale

Notes Ascending

D, E, F, G, A, B, C, D

Notes Descending

D, C, B, A, G, F, E, D

Pattern Ascending

T, S, T, T, S, TS, S

S = Semitone, T = Tone (2 Semitones)

Pattern Descending

S, TS, S, T, T, S, T

S = Semitone, T = Tone (2 Semitones)

Intervals Ascending

D > D0Perfect Unison (P1)
D > E2Major 2nd (M2)
D > F3minor 3rd (m3)
D > G5Perfect 4th (P4)
D > A7Perfect 5th (P5)
D > B8minor 6th (m6)
D > C11Major 7th (M7)
D > D12Perfect Octave (P8)

Intervals Descending

D > D0Perfect Unison (P1)
D > C1minor 2nd (m2)
D > B4Major 3rd (M3)
D > A5Perfect 4th (P4)
D > G7Perfect 5th (P5)
D > F9Major 6th (M6)
D > E10minor 7th (m7)
D > D12Perfect Octave (P8)

Music Theory

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