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How to form minor scale diatonic chords?

Example: A Natural Minor Diatonic Chords

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

a minor scale

 

Diatonic chords are formed by stacking two generic third notes above each scale note.

a minor diatonic chords

A Minor Diatonic Chords

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

a minor diatonic chords

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Each diatonic chord is labelled with a roman numeral number:

i,  iiº,  III,  iv,  v,  VI,  VII

a minor diatonic chords

i – The first chord: A C E (root, minor third and perfect fifth) is a minor chord (A minor chord)

iiº – The second chord: B D F (root, minor third, diminished fifth) is a diminished chord (B diminished chord)

III – The third chord: C E G (root, major third, perfect fifth) is major chord (C major chord)

iv – The fourth chord: D F A (root, minor third and perfect fifth) is a minor chord (D minor chord)

v – The fifth chord: E G B (root, minor third and perfect fifth) is a minor chord (E minor chord)

VI – The sixth chord: F A C (root, major third, perfect fifth) is a major chord (F major chord)

VII– The seven chord: G B D (root, major third, perfect fifth) is a major chord (G major chord)

We use uppercase roman numeral numbers to represent major chords, lowercase to represent minor chords, uppercase with a small plus sign to represent augmented chords, and lowercase with a small circle to represent diminished chords.

All natural minor scales follow the same patten:
i,  iiº,  III,  iv,  v,  VI,  VII

First, fourth and fifth chords of a natural minor scale will always be minor.

Third, sixth and seventh chords of a natural minor scale will always be major.

Second chord of a natural minor scale will always be diminished.

The seven diatonic chords in the key of A minor.

a minor diatonic chords

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

Minor Scale Diatonic Chords in Other Keys

Minor scale with no sharp or flat:

Diatonic Chords of A Minor Scale

Minor scales with sharps:

Diatonic Chords of E Minor Scale
Diatonic Chords of B Minor Scale
Diatonic Chords of F Sharp Minor Scale
Diatonic Chords of C Sharp Minor Scale

Enharmonic minor scales:

Diatonic Chords of A Flat Minor Scale / G Sharp Minor Scale
Diatonic Chords of E Flat Minor Scale / D Sharp Minor Scale
Diatonic Chords of B Flat Minor Scale / A Sharp Minor Scale

Minor scales with flats:

Diatonic Chords of D Minor Scale
Diatonic Chords of G Minor Scale
Diatonic Chords of C Minor Scale
Diatonic Chords of F Minor Scale

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