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This week’s challenge:
How do you spell the notes of a D Sharp Harmonic Minor Scale?
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ANSWER for 4/19/21
Like any diatonic scale, D sharp harmonic minor has seven consecutive letter names, none skipped and none repeated. The seventh note of D sharp natural minor, C sharp, is raised a half-step in harmonic minor. Keeping the same letter name, it must be called C double sharp.
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Aron Bernstein says
You’ve got it, Mike! The seventh note in the scale has the letter name C, which can’t be changed. So we’re stuck with C double sharp. Way to go!