F-Sharp Minor Scale: Natural, Harmonic And Melodic (2024)

Minor scales have a dark and mysterious sound that is used to create tension and emotion in music. They’re essential scales to learn for composers and musicians, but they can be a bit confusing as there are three different types.

In this post, we’re going to be exploring the natural, melodic, and harmonic forms of F-Sharp minor scale. So, if you’re ready to dive into the key of F-Sharp minor, let’s get started!

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F-Sharp Natural Minor Scale

The first form of F-Sharp minor that we will look at is the natural minor scale.

It’s made up of seven notes starting on F-Sharp (which is known as the keynote). It then follows the natural minor scale formula of whole and half steps.

This gives us the notes: F# G# A B C# D E

As you can see, it has three sharp notes: F#, C# and G#

F-Sharp Natural Minor Scale in the Treble Clef

Here are all the notes of F-Sharp natural minor scale in the treble clef, ascending and descending.

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F-Sharp Natural Minor Scale in the Bass Clef

Next up, we have F-Sharp natural minor scale in the bass clef, ascending and descending.

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F-Sharp Natural Minor Scale in the Alto Clef

The least common of all the clefs, here we have F-Sharp natural minor scale in the Alto clef, ascending and descending.

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F-Sharp Natural Minor Scale in the Tenor Clef

And finally, here are all the notes of F-Sharp natural minor scale in the tenor clef, ascending and descending.

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Natural Minor Scale Formula

The natural minor scale, like every other type of scale, is constructed by using a certain combination of intervals between each note.

The formula, using whole steps and half steps, is:

Whole step, half step, whole step, whole step, half step, whole step, whole step.

This is abbreviated toW W H W W W H.

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Using the British terminology of tones and semitones, this would be:

Tone, semitone, tone, tone, semitone, tone, tone.

Which gets abbreviated toT S T T S T T.

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F-Sharp Harmonic Minor Scale

The next form of F-Sharp minor scale we’ll look at is the F-Sharp harmonic minor which is slightly different from the natural minor in that it has a raised 7th note.

So, the notes in F-Sharp harmonic minor are: F# G# A B C# D E#

Notice that the seventh note is raised from an E to an E#.

F-Sharp Harmonic Minor Scale in the Treble Clef

First, let’s look at F-Sharp harmonic minor scale in the treble clef, ascending and descending.

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F-Sharp Harmonic Minor Scale in the Bass Clef

Next, we have F-Sharp harmonic minor ascending and descending in the bass clef.

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F-Sharp Harmonic Minor Scale in the Alto Clef

The least common of all the clefs, here we have F-Sharp harmonic minor ascending and descending in the alto clef.

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F-Sharp Harmonic Minor Scale in the Tenor Clef

And now we have F-Sharp harmonic minor in the tenor clef, ascending and descending.

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Hamonic Minor Scale Formula

The natural minor scale, like every other type of scale, is constructed by using a certain combination of intervals between each note.

The formula, using whole steps and half steps, is:

Whole step, half step, whole step, whole step, half step, whole and a half step, half step.

This is abbreviated toW H W W H WH H.

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Using the British terminology of tones and semitones, this would be:

Tone, semitone, tone, tone, semitone, tone and a semitone, semitone.

Which gets abbreviated toT S T T S TS S.

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F-Sharp Melodic Minor Scale

And the last type of minor scale we’ll look at is F-Sharp melodic minor scale. This one is a bit different from the others, though.

When it’s ascending, it’s different from the natural in that its 6th and 7th notes are raised.

This gives us the notes: F# G# A B C# D# E#

But, when descending, the 6th and 7th notes are lowered a semitone.

This means that it’s the same as the natural minor scale when descending, giving us the notes: E D C# B A G# F#

F-Sharp Melodic Minor Scale in the Treble Clef

Let’s take a look at F-Sharp melodic minor scale in the treble clef, ascending and descending.

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F-Sharp Melodic Minor Scale in the Bass Clef

Next up, let’s take a look at F-Sharp melodic minor scale ascending and descending in the bass clef.

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F-Sharp Melodic Minor Scale in the Alto Clef

Now we have F-Sharp melodic minor scale in the alto clef, ascending and descending.

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F-Sharp Melodic Minor Scale in the Tenor Clef

And here’s F-Sharp melodic minor scale in the tenor clef, ascending and descending.

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What is the Key Signature of F-Sharp Minor?

Every minor key has a key signature, just like the major scales. This tells us which notes should be played sharp or flat (other than the raised notes in the harmonic and melodic minor scales.

F-Sharp minor has the same key signature as A major, which is three sharps in its key signature: F#, C#and G#.

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What is the Relative Major Scale of F-Sharp Minor?

Every minor scale has a relative major scale, and every major one has a relative minor one. But what is the relative major scale of F-Sharp minor?

The relative major scale of F-Sharp minor is A major.

Here is A major scale, which uses all the same notes as F-Sharp natural minor but starts on A, which is its keynote: A B C# D E F# G#

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But how do we know that A major is the relative major scale of F-Sharp minor?

Well, to work out the relative major key of a minor one, all we have to do is go up three half steps (semitones).

So from F-Sharp, we go up one half step to G, a second half step to G-Sharp, and a third half step to A: F# > G > G# > A

To learn more about the relative major of F-Sharp minor, see our guide to A major scale here.

Conclusion

That’s it for our guide to the scale of F-Sharp minor! We hope it helped make a bit more sense of everything.

Feel free to use this post as a reference and let us know if you have any other questions.

F-Sharp Minor Scale: Natural, Harmonic And Melodic (2024)

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