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