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Roman Numeral Notation in Major & Minor

  • Roman numeral notation for a major scale is
    • I ii iii IV V vi vii 
  • Roman numeral notation for a natural minor scale is
    • i ii0 III iv v VI VII
  • Roman numeral notation for a harmonic minor scale is
    • i ii0 III+ iv V VI vii0
  • Roman numeral notation for a melodic minor scale is
    • i ii III+ IV V vi0 vii0

Roman Numeral Notation in Major & Minor

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  1. Intro
    • Lesson Objectives
      • Major I
      • Major ii
      • Major iii
      • Major IV
      • Major V
      • Major vi
      • Major vii0
      • Natural Minor i
      • Natural Minor ii0
      • Natural Minor III
      • Natural Minor iv
      • Natural Minor v
      • Natural Minor VI
      • Natural Minor VII
      • Harmonic Minor i
      • Harmonic Minor ii0
        • Harmonic Minor III+
        • Harmonic Minor iv
          • Harmonic Minor V
            • Harmonic Minor VI
              • Harmonic Minor vii0
              • Melodic Minor (Ascending) i
              • Melodic Minor (Ascending) ii
                • Melodic Minor (Ascending) III+
                  • Melodic Minor (Ascending) IV
                    • Melodic Minor (Ascending) V
                      • Melodic Minor (Ascending) vi0
                        • Melodic Minor (Ascending) vii0
                        • Example 1: Major Scale Chord Notation
                          • Example 2: Natural Minor Scale Chord Notation
                            • Example 3: Harmonic Minor Chord Notation
                              • Example 4: Melodic Minor Chord Notation
                                • Intro 0:00
                                • Lesson Objectives 0:09
                                • Major I 0:35
                                  • Creating Chords on Every Scale Degree
                                  • Review of Using Half Steps to Write a Major Chord
                                  • Labeling a Major Chord as I
                                • Major ii 2:20
                                  • ii is a Minor Chord
                                • Major iii 2:48
                                  • iii is a Minor Chord
                                • Major IV 3:10
                                  • IV is a Major Chord
                                • Major V 3:27
                                  • V is a Major Chord
                                • Major vi 3:37
                                  • vi is a Minor Chord
                                • Major vii0 4:10
                                  • vii0 is a Diminished Chord
                                  • A Diminished Chord is Two Minor Intervals Stacked on Top of Each Other
                                • Natural Minor i 6:24
                                  • Review of Minor Scale's Lowered Scale Degrees
                                • Natural Minor ii0 6:59
                                  • ii0 is a Diminished Chord
                                • Natural Minor III 7:38
                                  • III is a Major Chord
                                • Natural Minor iv 8:01
                                  • iv is a Minor Chord
                                • Natural Minor v 8:23
                                  • v is a Minor Chord
                                • Natural Minor VI 9:04
                                  • VI is a Major Chord
                                • Natural Minor VII 9:22
                                  • VII is a Major Chord
                                  • Review of Natural Minor Chords on Every Scale Degree
                                • Harmonic Minor i 10:44
                                  • Review of Harmonic Minor Scale
                                • Harmonic Minor ii0 12:00
                                • Harmonic Minor III+ 12:08
                                  • III+ is an Augmented Chord
                                  • An Augmented Chord is Made Up of Two Major Intervals
                                • Harmonic Minor iv 12:54
                                • Harmonic Minor V 13:08
                                • Harmonic Minor VI 13:33
                                • Harmonic Minor vii0 13:50
                                  • Review of Harmonic Minor Chords on Every Scale Degree
                                  • Listening to the Harmonic Minor Chords on Every Scale Degree
                                • Melodic Minor (Ascending) i 15:24
                                  • Review of Melodic Minor Scale
                                • Melodic Minor (Ascending) ii 16:43
                                • Melodic Minor (Ascending) III+ 17:13
                                • Melodic Minor (Ascending) IV 17:37
                                • Melodic Minor (Ascending) V 17:57
                                • Melodic Minor (Ascending) vi0 18:16
                                • Melodic Minor (Ascending) vii0 18:43
                                  • Review of Melodic Minor Chords on Every Scale Degree (Ascending)
                                  • Listening of Melodic Minor Chords on Every Scale Degree (Ascending)
                                • Example 1: Major Scale Chord Notation 21:02
                                • Example 2: Natural Minor Scale Chord Notation 22:58
                                • Example 3: Harmonic Minor Chord Notation 24:59
                                • Example 4: Melodic Minor Chord Notation 26:50