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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

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

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

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

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 a minor

Major and

minor chords

C Major

a 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 and

d minor scale

F Major d minor


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