This Micro Lesson works through a Classical Guitar melody in the key of, "D Minor."
The melody passage begins with a phrase from the, "D Harmonic Minor," scale in measure one. The phrase runs from the note of "E" and includes a passing tone of the major 3rd, (F#), before resolving on the tonal center note (D).
The second measure operates from a two-note interval from the fifth chord of the key performed as a major quality, (A Major). This retains a connection the, "D Harmonic Minor," scale since the, "A Major," chord has a major 3rd (C#). This tone is the defining note of the "Harmonic Minor Scale."
Measure three begins with a two-note dyad of the, "D minor," quality and uses an interesting chromatic drop-down across "C#" and "C natural."
The chromatic double-stop drop-down idea continues into the fourth measure where we resolve. Measure five also contains a time signature shift to 5/4 time. Enjoy!
Micro-Lesson 106: "D Minor" Classical Guitar Melody