Here's some common uses for the Harmonic Minor Scale, along with a more in depth explanation on what's different about the Harmonic Minor Scale. The big ways to use them are 1) when you see the dominant 7 chord, or 2) long minor chord vamps.

Common songs that have these phenomenons-
Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones
Sweet Child O' Mine – Guns N' Roses (Outro Solo)
The Way – Fastball
You Know I'm No Good – Amy Winehouse

Hope this helps utilize a very cool scale... thank you!

-Related Lessons-

0:30 - Harmonic Minor Scale (Whole Neck!)
1:04 - Minor Scale Shapes | CO 8/10
1:39 - Transposing (Chords as Numbers)?! | UGT 5/8
2:55 - 6th String Barre Chords | BO 9/10
2:55 - 5th String Barre Chords | BO 10/10

PDF's - Harmonic MinorCAGED Chord Shapes & CAGED Scale Shapes

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