D harmonic minor scale surely is one of the basic minor guitar scales. And since that’s exactly what I’m covering in this series it makes the perfect subject for today’s edition.

Similar to the C harmonic minor scale this one sounds a little “weird” as well, so don’t be surprised the first time you play it. The standard pattern has been presented on the image below.

D harmonic minor scale v1

Plus, the tab:

D harmonic minor scale v1

As you can see, this pattern is a simple one, for the progression is easy to follow, and it involves only three strings.

Now something a little more interesting. A pattern that’s better for practicing because it can be moved up and down the fretboard. It also contains some atypical progression which forces you to stretch your fingers a little more. And this time you are hitting D sounds three times.

D harmonic minor scale v2

The tab:

D harmonic minor scale v2 tab

Of course, these are not the only possible ways of playing the D harmonic minor guitar scale. The short video tutorial below shows a slightly different pattern than the one presented by me.

If you want to learn more you can visit all-guitar-chords.com and get the full pattern for the D harmonic minor scale (click here).

(Images by http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/)