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    Default help with G harmonic minor arpeggio

    I am doing my Grade 1 mandolin exam in 2 weeks and have to play the G Harmonic minor scale with the arpeggio.
    I have got the scale itself down, but I am struggling to get the arpeggio (notes and tab)

    Can anybody help me out with this PLEASE!!!

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    Is it not the 1,3 and 5 of the scale?

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    thats what I was told too. the 1,3,5 and octave but when I played this to how I had worked it out from the scale I was told it was wrong??!!!

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    Default Re: help with G harmonic minor arpeggio

    Could it be they're looking for an arpeggio of a 7th chord instead of a triad? Playing 1-m3-P5 as you did gives you the same notes as the Im arpeggio from the natural minor scale. If they're asking for an arpeggio based on the harmonic minor scale, perhaps they're looking for 1-m3-P5-M7 ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Bunting View Post
    Mike, Thanks very much!!!

    Feel a right idiot now. It's so simple when you count the notes correctly. I'm bookmarking the link you sent.

    Thanks again!!!

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