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