Diatonic Chords of A Flat Major Scale
How to form diatonic chords of A flat major scale?
A Flat Major Scale
A♭ – B♭ – C – D♭ – E♭ – F – G – A♭ are the notes of the A flat major scale.
Diatonic chords are formed by stacking two generic third notes above each scale note.
A Flat Major Diatonic Chords
These are the seven major scale diatonic chords that come from the A Flat major scale.
Each major scale diatonic chord is labelled with a roman numeral number, and follows the same pattern:
I, ii, iii, IV, V, vi, viiº
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.
First, fourth and fifth chords of a major scale will always be major chords. Second, third and sixth chords of a major scale will always be minor chords. Seventh chord of a major scale will always be diminished chords.
The seven diatonic chords formed from the key of A flat major are:
I. A♭ – C – E♭ (A Flat major chord)
ii. B♭ – D♭ – F (B Flat minor chord)
iii. C – E♭ – G (C minor chord)
IV. D♭ – F – A♭ (D Flat major chord)
V. E♭ – G – B♭ (E Flat major chord)
vi. F – A♭ – C (F minor chord)
viiº. G – B♭ – D♭ (G diminished chord)
These are the chords that are diatonic to the A flat major scale. They are directly related to the A flat major key and make a harmonic sound for music in the same key.
Categories: Major Scale Diatonic Chords