Diatonic Chords of A Flat Minor Scale
How to form diatonic chords of A flat minor scale?
A Flat Minor Scale
A♭ – B♭ – C♭ – D♭ – E♭ – F♭ – G♭ – A♭ are the notes of the A flat minor scale.
Diatonic chords are formed by stacking two generic third notes above each scale note.
A Flat Minor Diatonic Chords
These are the seven minor scale diatonic chords that come from the A flat 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 flat minor are:
i. A♭ – C♭- E♭ (A♭ minor chord)
iiº. B♭ – D♭ – F♭ (B♭ diminished chord)
III. C♭ – E♭ – G♭ (C♭ major chord)
iv. D♭ – F♭ – A♭ (D♭ minor chord) *Notice that D♭ and C♯ are enharmonic equivalents. C♯ minor chord is used more commonly than D♭ minor chord.
v. E ♭ – G♭ – B♭ (E♭ minor chord)
VI. F ♭ – A♭ – C♭ (F♭ major chord) *Notice that F♭ and E are enharmonic equivalents. E major chord is used more commonly than F♭major chord.
VII. G♭ – B♭ – D♭(G♭ major chord)
These are the chords that are diatonic to the A flat minor scale. They are directly related to the A flat minor key and make a harmonic sound for music in the same key.
Categories: Minor Scale Diatonic Chords