A minor

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A minor
C-major a-minor.svg
Relative key C major
Parallel key A major
Dominant key E minor
Subdominant D minor
Component pitches
A, B, C, D, E, F, G

A minor is a minor scale based on A, with the pitches A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. Its key signature has no flats and no sharps. Its relative major is C major and its parallel major is A major.

The A natural minor scale is:

 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c'' {
  \clef treble \key a \minor \time 7/4
  a4^\markup "A natural minor scale" b c d e f g a g f e d c b a2
} }

Changes needed for the melodic and harmonic versions of the scale are written in with accidentals as necessary. The A harmonic minor and melodic minor scales are:

 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c'' {
  \clef treble \key a \minor \time 7/4
  a4^\markup "A harmonic minor scale" b c d e f gis a gis f e d c b a2
} }
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c'' {
  \clef treble \key a \minor \time 7/4
  a4^\markup "A melodic minor scale (ascending and descending)" b c d e fis gis a g! f! e d c b a2
} }

Well-known compositions in A minor[edit]

Notable songs[edit]

Notable songs written in A minor include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hello by Lionel Ritchie; sheet music". Musicnotes.com. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift; sheet music". Musicnotes.com. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Losing My Religion by R.E.M; sheet music". Musicnotes.com. 1991. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  4. ^ "pianoNOW "No Tears Left to Cry" Sheet Music (Piano Solo) in A Minor". Musicnotes. Retrieved April 22, 2018.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to A minor at Wikimedia Commons