Flat minor scale

As I have earlier that every flat major scale has accompanying flat minor scale. Also I have discussed previously that to get the minor root note, we have to pitch down 3 full notes.

To begin, as usual we will see the new root notes and triads for the flat minor keys:

Flat minor scale guide

Also, we have observed that the notes affected are the same, only the triads and root notes are changed.

Below is the most common key signatures for different flat minor keys:

D minor key signature

D minor key

G minor key signature

G minor key signature

C minor key signature

C minor key signature

F minor key signature

F minor key signature

B flat minor key signature

B flat minor key signature

Below is a sample music written in Dm. The notes affected is ti, it is not ti flat or la sharp.

Sample music in D minor

It was beautiful, lots of songs are written in D minor. The most popular ones I remember is “Sounds of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel.

Now that we have acquire the skills in writing major and minor scales (sharp or flat), take time to do a sample writing of your own. In any key signatures that you like. Remember to memorize all those mnemonics, they are very important in your songwriting career.

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