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A Sharp Minor Scale (A♯ Minor scale)

A♯ – B♯ – C♯ – D♯ – E♯ – F♯ – G♯ – A♯ are the notes of the A sharp minor scale.

Notes of the A Sharp Natural Minor Scale on a piano keyboard and in ascending order on a staff:

a sharp minor scale

 

A Sharp Minor Key Signature

The key signature of A sharp minor scale has 7 sharps:F♯, C♯, G♯, D♯, A♯, E♯ and B♯.

A Sharp natural minor scale is the relative minor of C Sharp major scale. A Sharp minor and C Sharp major scales have the same sharp key signature.

Sharp Key signatures

A Sharp Minor Diatonic Chords

These are the seven minor scale diatonic chords that come from the A sharp minor scale.

a sharp minor diatonic chords

i.  A♯ – C♯ – E♯ (A♯ minor chord)

iiº.  B♯ – D♯ – F♯ (B♯ diminished chord) * Notice that B♯ and C are enharmonic equivalents. C diminished chord is the same as B♯ diminished chord. C diminished chord is more commonly used than B♯ diminished chord.

III.  C♯ – E♯ – G♯ (C♯ major chord)

iv.  D♯ – F♯ – A♯ (D♯ minor chord)

v. E♯ – G♯ – B♯ (E♯ minor chord) *Notice that E♯ and F are enharmonic equivalents. F minor chord is the same as E♯ minor chord. F minor chord is used more often than E♯ minor chord.

VI.  F♯ – A♯ – C♯ (F♯ major chord)

VII.  G♯ – B♯ – D♯ (G♯ major chord) * G♯ and A♭ are enharmonic equivalents.  A♭ major chord is the same as G♯ major chord, and used more commonly than G♯ major chord.

These are the chords that are diatonic to the A sharp minor scale. They are directly related to the A sharp minor key and make a harmonic sound for music in the same key.

 

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Enharmonic Minor Scales

A Sharp Minor and B Flat Minor Scales are enharmonic minor scales. They have the same pitches but have different note names.

B Flat Minor Scale (B♭ Minor Scale)

B♭ – C – D♭ – E♭ – F – G♭ – A♭ – B♭ are the notes of the B flat minor scale.

Notes of the B Flat Minor Scale on a piano keyboard and in ascending order on a staff:

b flat minor scale

 

B Flat Minor Key Signature

The key signature of B flat minor scale has 5 flats: B♭, E♭, A♭, D♭ and G♭.

B Flat natural minor scale is the relative minor of D Flat major scale. B Flat minor and D Flat major scales have the same flat key signature.

Flat Key signatures

 

B Flat Minor Diatonic Chords

These are the seven minor scale diatonic chords that come from the B flat minor scale.

b flat minor diatonic chords

i.  B♭ – D♭- F (B♭ minor chord)

iiº.  C – E♭ – G♭ (C diminished chord)

III.  D♭ – F – A♭ (D♭ major chord)

iv.  E♭- G♭ – B♭ (E♭ minor chord

v.  F – A♭ – C (F minor chord)

VI.  G♭- B♭ – D♭ (G♭ major chord

VII.  A♭ – C – E♭(A♭ major chord)

These are the chords that are diatonic to the B flat minor scale. They make a harmonic sound for music in the B flat minor key.

 

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