A Minor (Am) Scale and Chords in the Key of Am

In this post you will find information about natural, melodic and harmonic scales of A minor and chords related to the given scales.

A Natural Minor Scale

A (natural) minor scale consists of notes  A, B, C, D, E, F and G. It has no sharp or flat notes (all white keys in the piano).

Chords In The Key of A Minor

The chords in the key of A minor are as follows.

A minor. Its notes are A – C – E
B diminished. Its notes are B – D – F
C major. Its notes are C – E – G
D minor. Its notes are D – F – A
E minor. Its notes are E – G – B
F major. Its notes are F – A – C
G major. Its notes are G – B – D

A Harmonic Minor Scale

In a harmonic minor scale, seventh note of the natural minor scale is raised by a half-step.

Natural A Minor Scale : A – B – C – D – E – F – G – A
Harmonic A Minor Scale : A – B – C – D – E – F – G# – A

A Melodic Minor Scale

In the melodic minor scale, you raise the sixth and seventh notes of the natural minor scale by a half step as you go up the scale and then return to the natural minor as you go down the scale.

A melodic minor scale ascending : A – B – C – D – E – F#G# – A
A melodic minor scale descending: A – B – C – D – E – F – G – A

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