Diatonic Chords of A Sharp Minor Scale
How to form diatonic chords of A sharp minor scale?
A Sharp Minor Scale
A♯ – B♯ – C♯ – D♯ – E♯ – F♯ – G♯ – A♯ are the notes of the A sharp minor scale.
Diatonic chords are formed by stacking two generic third notes above each scale note.
A Sharp Minor Diatonic Chords
These are the seven minor scale diatonic chords that come from the A sharp minor scale.
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
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 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 formed from the key of A sharp minor are:
i. A♯ – C♯ – E♯ (A Sharp minor chord)
iiº. B♯ – D♯ – F♯ (B Sharp 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 Sharp major chord)
iv. D♯ – F♯ – A♯ (D Sharp minor chord)
v. E♯ – G♯ – B♯ (E Sharp 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 Sharp major chord)
VII. G♯ – B♯ – D♯ (G Sharp major chord) * G♯ and A♭ are enharmonic equivalents. A Flat 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.
Categories: Minor Scale Diatonic Chords