A minor scale

Key signature of A minor scale

The key signature of A minor scale has no accidental because its relative major key is C Major scale.

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Four different kinds of A minor scale

There are four different kinds of minor scales and here are all A minor scales:

- A natural minor scale
- A harmonic minor scale
- A ascending melodic minor scale
- A descending melodic minor scale

A natural minor scale


The note names of A natural minor scale are : A B C D E F G

A natural minor scale

A harmonic minor scale


The note names of A harmonic minor scale are : A B C D E F G♯

A harmonic minor scale

A ascending melodic minor scale


The note names of A ascending melodic minor scale are : A B C D E F♯ G♯

A ascending melodic minor scale

A descending melodic minor scale


The note names of A descending melodic minor scale are : A G F E D C B

A descending melodic minor scale

Closely related keys of A minor

Closely related keys of A minor are:

- D minor
- E minor
- F Major
- C Major
- G Major

Relative major key of A minor

The relative major key key of A minor is C Major and below if the C Major scale:

C Major scale in treble clef (G-clef)

Leading Tone of A minor

The leading Tone of A minor is G sharp, because G sharp is the degree VII and is distant to a seventh major of the tonic, or an half step united states of america (semitone united kingdom) lower than the tonic).

A minor on the circle of fifths

You can find A minor on the circle of fifths and its key signature, relative major key and closely related keys :
circle of fifths

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How much flats in A minor?

  • 3♭
  • 2♭
  • 1♭
  • none

What is the relative major of A minor?

  • C Major
  • D Major
  • E Major
  • F Major

What is the dominant note in A minor?

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

What is the leading tone of A minor harmonic scale?

  • F
  • F sharp
  • G
  • G sharp
  • A
  • A sharp
  • B

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