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.

c sharp minor diatonic chords

All natural minor scales follow this pattern of chord quality:

i,  iiº,  III,  iv,  v,  VI,  VII

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.

1, 4 and 5 chords in natural minor will always be minor chords. 3, 6 and 7 chords in natural minor scale will always be major chords. 2 chord in natural minor scale will always be diminished chord. A different pattern applies to harmonic minor: i   iiº   III+   iv   V   VI   viiº and melodic minori   ii   III+  IV V  viº viiº

There are a total of 13 minor scale diatonic chords that harmonize the C sharp minor scale. (7 in natural minor, 3 in harmonic minor and 3 more in melodic minor) 

The seven diatonic chords in the C sharp natural minor key are:

i  —  C Sharp minor chord  ( C♯ – E – G♯ )
iiº  —  D Sharp diminished chord  ( D♯ – F♯ – A )
III  —  E major chord  ( E – G♯ – B )
iv  —  F Sharp minor chord  ( F♯ – A – C♯ )
v  —  G Sharp minor chord  ( G♯ – B – D♯ )
VI  —  A major chord  ( A – C♯ – E )
VII  —  B major chord  ( B – D♯ – F♯ )

The three diatonic chords in the  C sharp harmonic minor are:

III+  —  E augmented chord  ( E – G♯ – B♯ )
V  —  G Sharp major chord  ( G♯ – B♯ – D♯ )
viiº  —  B sharp diminished chord  ( B♯ – D♯ – F♯ ) same as C diminished chord ( C – E♭ – G♭ )

The three diatonic chords in the  C sharp melodic minor are:

ii  —  D Sharp minor chord  ( D♯ – F♯ – A♯ )
IV  —  F Sharp major chord  ( F♯ – A♯ – C♯ )
viº  —  A sharp diminished chord  ( A♯ – C♯ – E )

Other Minor Scale Diatonic Chords

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

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