Here are three Harmonic Minor Licks broken up into 2 sections. The first (A) part of the lick ends on a neutral note, while the second part of the lick (B) walks around a diminished arpeggio.

We typically want to focus on the diminished arpeggio while playing over the V chord. These licks are in the key of Dm so our V chord is the A7. The diminished arpeggio actually outlines an A7b9 arpeggio… cool!

If you have any questions with that be sure to check out the link in the Related Lessons.


-Related Lessons-

:24 – “Lucy” | Hip Minor Progression – i i VI V (1m1m65)
:46 – Harmonic Minor Scale (Whole Neck!)
:48 – Saddest of all keys?!
:58 – Diminished Arpeggios & Chords
1:00 – Transposing (Chords as Numbers)?! | UGT 5/8
1:05 – Dominant 7b9 Arpeggios
1:28 – Trills | Spicing Up Your Arpeggios
1:50 – Bending and Vibrato | Expressive Guitar Playing
2:01 – Pedal Tones (Static Bass Notes)
3:20 – Slides, Hammer-ons, Pull-offs, Palm Muting & Rakes
3:54 – Dominant 7 Inversions (Whole Neck!)


Harmonic Minor Licks | 3 PDF, Harmonic Minor Scale Shapes, Diminished & Augmented, Dominant 7b9 Arpeggio Shapes, Theory, Dominant 7 Inversions

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