Diatonic Chords of C Sharp Minor Scale

How to form diatonic chords of C sharp minor scale?

C Sharp Minor Scale

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

c sharp minor scale

 

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

c sharp minor diatonic chords

C Sharp Minor Diatonic Chords

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

c sharp minor diatonic chords

Each diatonic chord is labelled with a roman numeral number.

All natural minor scales follow the same patten:

i,  iiº,  III,  iv,  v,  VI,  VII

c sharp minor diatonic chords

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.

Firstfourth and fifth chords of a natural minor scale will always be minorThirdsixth and seventh chords of a natural minor scale will always be majorSecond chord of a natural minor scale will always be diminished.

The seven diatonic chords formed from the key of C sharp minor are:

i.  C♯ – E – G♯ (C Sharp minor chord)

iiº.  D♯ – F♯ – A (D Sharp diminished chord)

III.  E – G♯ – B (E major chord)

iv.  F♯ – A – C♯ (F Sharp minor chord)

v. G♯ – B – D♯ (G Sharp minor chord)

VI.  A – C♯ – E (A major chord)

VII.  B – D♯ – F♯ (B major chord)

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

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