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    A Minor Scale

    🥧 Here's an easy as pie A minor scale reference: A natural minor (the default), chords in the key of A minor, A harmonic minor & A melodic minor

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    A natural minor scale

    the default when we just say 'A minor scale'

    notes: A B C D E F G

    relative major: C major

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • A
    A
    B
    C
    F
    D
    G
    E
    A
    A
    D
    B
    E
    C
    F
    G
    A

    left hand

    right hand

    chords in the key of A minor

    Tap or use numbers 1 through 7 to trigger the chords.
    This tool can be used as a chord progression generator.

    i
    A minor A C E
    ii°
    B dim B D F
    III
    C major C E G
    iv
    D minor D F A
    v
    E minor E G B
    VI
    F major F A C
    VII
    G major G B D

    last chords played

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    common chord progressions

    Here's list of popular minor key chord progressions along with the specific chords they represent in the key of A minor. Again, you can use numbers 1 through 7 on your keyboard to trigger the different chords.

    i A min
    iv D min
    v E min
    i A min
    VI F maj
    VII G maj
    i A min
    VI F maj
    iv D min
    v E min
    i A min
    III C maj
    iv D min
    v E min
    i A min
    iv D min
    VII G maj
    ii° B dim
    v E min
    i A min
    i A min
    VI F maj
    III C maj
    VII G maj
    i A min
    VII G maj
    VI F maj
    VII G maj
    VI F maj
    VII G maj
    i A min
    i A min
    i A min
    v E min
    VII G maj
    iv D min

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    A natural minor treble clef

    A natural minor treble clef

    A natural minor bass clef

    A natural minor treble clef

    showhide degrees & intervals

    degreesnotesintervals
    1: TonicAUnison
    2: SupertonicBMajor 2nd
    3: MediantCMinor 3rd
    4: SubdominantDPerfect 4th
    5: DominantEPerfect 5th
    6: SubmediantFMinor 6th
    7: SubtonicGMinor 7th
    1: Octave/TonicAPerfect 8th

    A Harmonic Minor Scale

    notes: A B C D E F G#

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • A

    about harmonic minor scale

    From the natural minor scale, the harmonic minor scale is created by raising the 7th degree by a half step (semitone). That 7th degree becomes a leading-tone instead of a subtonic. It has a rather exotic sound, created by the gap between the 6th and 7th degrees. As its name implies, this scale works especially well for harmonies.

    A Melodic Minor Scale

    notes: A B C D E F# G#

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • A

    about melodic minor scale

    The melodic minor is at times used with different notes up versus down the scale, but it can be played with the same notes up and down. It's created by raising both the 6th and 7th degrees by a half step. The alternative way of coming down the scale is using the natural minor scale down. Here the example uses the same notes up and down the scale.


    making a minor scale

    🔧 The minor scales are constructed using these note patterns:

    • Natural Minor: W-H-W-W-H-W-W
    • Harmonic Minor: W-H-W-W-H-A2-H
    • Melodic Minor: W-H-W-W-W-W-H
    ◈◈◈

    W = Whole step   H = Half step   A2 = Whole step + half step


    go to a different minor scale

    C minorD minorE minorF minorG minorB minor C/D minorD/E minorF/G minorG/A minorA/B minor


    piano samples

    The piano samples used here are from “ Salamander Grand Piano V3 ” by Alexander Holm, licensed under CC BY 3.0.


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