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Chords in the key of C harmonic minor

The chord chart below lists the common traid and four note extended chords belonging to the key of C harmonic minor. Roman numerals indicate each chords position relative to the scale.

  • C harmonic minor scale notes: C D Eb F G Ab B

The triad and extended (four voice) chord sequence derived from the harmonic minor scale are as follows

Chord progressions using the harmonic minor scale will often be mixed with chords taken from the other minor scales. It's common therefore to see something like i - iv - V7 progressions where the V7 is taken from the harmonic minor while the rest of the chords are taken from the natural minor.

This is explained in more detail in the chord theory pages

Triads: min dim aug min maj maj dim
Extended: min/maj7 m7b5 maj7#5 min7 dom7 maj7 dim7
i iidim III iv V VI VII
Cmin Ddim Ebaug Fmin Gmaj Abmaj Bdim
Cminmaj7 Dm7b5 Ebmaj7#5 Fmin7 G7 Abmaj7 Bdim7
Typical chord progressions in C harmonic minor
i - iv - V7 Cm - Fm - G7
ii - V7 - i Dm7b5 - G7 - Cm

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