Diatonic Chords of F Minor Scale

How to form diatonic chords in F minor scale?

F Minor Scale

F – G – A♭ – B♭ – C – D♭ – E♭ – F  are the notes of the F minor scale.

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Diatonic chords are formed by stacking two generic third notes above each scale note.

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F Minor Diatonic Chords

These are the seven minor scale diatonic chords that come from the F minor scale.

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Each diatonic chord is labelled with a roman numeral number.

f minor diatonic chords

All natural minor scales follow this pattern of chord quality:

i,  iiº,  III,  iv,  v,  VI,  VII

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 F minor scale. (7 in natural minor, 3 in harmonic minor and 3 more in melodic minor) 

The seven diatonic chords in the F natural minor key are:
i  —  F minor chord  ( F – A♭ – C )
iiº  —  G diminished chord  ( G – B♭ – D♭ )
III  —  A Flat major chord  ( A♭ – C – E♭ )
iv  —  B Flat minor chord  ( B♭ – D♭ – F )
v  —  C minor chord  ( C – E♭ – G )
VI  —  D Flat major chord  ( D♭ – F – A♭ )
VII  —  E Flat major chord  ( E♭ – G – B♭ )

The three diatonic chords in the F harmonic minor are:

III+  —  A Flat augmented chord  ( A♭ – C – E )
V  —  C major chord  ( C – E – G )
viiº —  E diminished chord  ( E – G – B♭ )

The three diatonic chords in the C melodic minor are:

ii  —  G minor chord  ( G – B♭ – D )
IV  —  B Flat major chord  ( B♭ – D – F ) 
viº —  D diminished chord  ( D – F – A♭ )

 

Minor Scale Diatonic Chords in Other Keys

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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