D minor scale

Key signature of D minor scale

The key signature of D minor scale has only one flat (1♭) because its relative major key is F Major scale.

key signature 1 flat

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 natural minor scale

D harmonic minor scale


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

D harmonic minor scale

D ascending melodic minor scale


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

D ascending melodic minor scale

D descending melodic minor scale


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

D descending melodic minor scale

Closely related keys of D minor

Closely related keys of D minor are:

- G minor
- A minor
- C Major
- F Major
- B flat Major

Relative major key of D minor

The relative major key of D minor is F Major and below if the F Major scale :

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 united states of america (semitone united kingdom) 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 :
circle of fifths

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:

Introitus from Requiem, Mozart

This royalty-free extract was recorded in 1951 by the Wiener Philharmoniker orchestra, conducting by Josef Krips (source, CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0)
Public Domain Dedication license
).

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How much flats in D minor?

1♭ 2♭ 3♭ 4♭

What is the relative major of D minor?

D major E major F major G major

What is the dominant note in D minor?

A B C D E F G

What is the leading tone of D minor harmonic scale?

A♯ B♯ C♯ D♯ E♯ F♯ G♯

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