F Minor Scale on Piano & Guitar with F Melodic & Harmonic Minor

    🤯 Here's a mind blowing F minor scale piano keyboard reference, including the F natural minor scale, F harmonic minor scale & F melodic minor scale.

    You'll find the notes of the F minor scale with intervals, scale degrees and fingering on the piano. Plus, a tool to play the diatonic chords in the key of F minor.

    🎸 You'll also find the F minor scale on the guitar fretboard, with the notes, intervals or scale degrees, plus a way to highlight the scale at different positions on the fretboard using the CAGED system or the Three Notes Per String system.

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    The notes of the F minor scale are F, G, A, B, C, D and E

    The relative major of the F minor scale is A major

    F minor scale piano layout & finger position

    The F natural minor scale is the default when we just say 'F minor scale'.

    Here's a piano keyboard showing the notes of the F minor scale, followed by a visual for the finger position on the piano. Hit play to hear the notes of the F minor scale up and down:

    • F
    • G
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    F
    G
    A♭
    D♭
    B♭
    E♭
    C
    F
    F
    C
    G
    D♭
    A♭
    E♭
    B♭
    F
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    left hand

    right hand

    F Minor Scale on Guitar

    🎸 Here you'll find a guitar fretboard representation with the notes of the F minor scale , using standard guitar tuning: E A D G B E. You can show all notes, only the root notes, the intervals or the scale degrees:

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    You can also highlight specific scale positions on the guitar fretboard for the F minor scale, using the CAGED system or the Three Notes Per String system (TNPS):

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    Chords in the key of F minor
    (F minor diatonic chords)

    The diatonic chords in the key of F minor are: F minor, G diminished, A major, B minor, C minor, D major and E major

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

    Common chord progressions in the key of F minor

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

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

    Toggle F minor scale intervals & scale degrees

    degrees notes intervals
    1: Tonic F Unison
    2: Supertonic G Major 2nd
    3: Mediant A Minor 3rd
    4: Subdominant B Perfect 4th
    5: Dominant C Perfect 5th
    6: Submediant D Minor 6th
    7: Subtonic E Minor 7th
    1: Octave/Tonic F Perfect 8th

    F Harmonic Minor Scale

    notes: F G A B C D E

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

    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.

    F Melodic Minor Scale

    notes: F G A B C D E

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

    about melodic minor scale

    The melodic minor scale is at times used with different notes up versus down the scale, but it can be played with the same notes up and down. The melodic minor is 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.


    Minor scale formula

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


    go to a different major or minor scale:

    C majorC majorD majorD majorE majorE majorF majorF majorG majorG majorA majorA majorB majorB majorC major

    C minor C minor D minorD minorD minorE minorE minorF minorG minorG minorA minorA minorA minorB minorB minor


    piano samples

    The piano samples used for this F minor scale reference are from “ Salamander Grand Piano V3 ” by Alexander Holm, licensed under CC BY 3.0.

    drum samples

    The drum samples used here are from “ Mailbox Badger : Public Domain Drum Samples : Vol. 2 ”by Mailbox Badger/Patrick Callan, licensed under CC BY 3.0.


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