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Minor Scales and Key Signatures. The relative minor key is related to a major key. The two keys share the same key signature. The minor keynote is three half-steps lower than the major keynote. C Major is related to a minor.

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Minor scales and key signatures

Minor Scales and Key Signatures

The relative minor key is related to a major key. The two keys

share the same key signature. The minor keynote is three half-steps

lower than the major keynote. C Major is related to a minor.

Both keys have no flats or sharps. G Major is related to e minor

with 1 sharp. F Major is related to d minor with 1 flat.

SCALES

Major

Minor

by Carla Piper


Major and minor chords

Major and Minor Chords

The relative minor chord is lower than the major chord by

an interval of a minor third - or four half steps. The key

signatures are the same, but the chord of the key is minor.

CHORDS

C Major and a minor

a

C

G Major and e minor

e

G

F Major and d minor

d

F


Relative minor keys

Relative Minor Keys

a minor - C Major

d minor -

F Major

e minor - G Major

b minor - D Major

g minor -

Bb Major

f# minor -

A Major

c minor -

Eb Major

c# minor -

E Major

f minor -

Ab Major

ab minor - Cb Major

or g# minor - B Major

bb minor - Db Major

or a# minor - C# Major

eb minor - Gb Major

or d# minor - F# Major


Three kinds of minor scales

Three Kinds of Minor Scales

I. Natural

II. Harmonic (7th note raised)

III. Melodic (6th and 7th raised going up and lowered going down.)

UP

DOWN


C major and a minor

C Major and a minor

C Major a minor

Major and

minor chords

C Major

a minor


G major e minor

G Major - e minor

G Major e minor

Major and

minor chords

G Major Scale

e minor scale

G major e minor


F major d minor

F Major - d minor

F Major d minor

F Major and

d minor scale

F Major d minor


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