D minor scale
Key signature of D minor scale
Four different kinds of D minor scale
There are four different kinds of minor scales and here are all D minor scales:
- D natural minor scale
- D harmonic minor scale
- D ascending melodic minor scale
- D descending melodic minor scale
D natural minor scale
The note names of D natural minor scale are : D E F G A B♭ C
D harmonic minor scale
The note names of D harmonic minor scale are : D E F G A B♭ C♯
D ascending melodic minor scale
The note names of D ascending melodic minor scale are : D E F G A B♮ C♯
D descending melodic minor scale
The note names of D descending melodic minor scale are : D C B♭ A G F E
Closely related keys of D minor
Relative major key of D minor
The relative major key of D minor is F Major and below if the F Major scale :
Leading Tone of D minor
The leading Tone of D minor is C sharp, because C sharp is the degree VII and is distant to a seventh major of the tonic, or an half step (semitone ) lower than the tonic).
D minor on the circle of fifths
You can find D minor on the circle of fifths and its key signature, relative major key and closely related keys :
Famous works D minor
Here are some works by famous composers composed in D minor:
Requiem in D minor, K. 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The introduction to the Requiem in D minor K. 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is composed in D minor:
This royalty-free extract was recorded in 1951 by the Wiener Philharmoniker orchestra, conducted by Josef Krips (source, CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0)
Public Domain Dedication license).
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