G Sharp Melodic Minor Piano Scale
The key of G sharp minor and B major are related and share the same key signature, having 5 sharps, F sharp, C sharp, G sharp, D sharp and A sharp. G sharp minor is known as the relative minor of B major; B major is known as the relative major of G sharp minor.
G sharp is the 6th note of the B major scale. The 6th degree of any major scale is always the note which represents the related minor key.
As the keys of B major and G sharp minor are related to each other, they both share the same key signature of 5 sharps. Therefore the scale of G sharp minor, in its most basic, natural form, will share exactly the same notes as B major but rather than beginning and ending on B (B major) will begin and end on G sharp (G sharp minor).
B major: B C# D# E F# G# A# B
G sharp natural minor: G# A# B C# D# E F# G#
To change the natural G sharp minor scale into the melodic G sharp minor scale
The melodic minor scale is slightly different from the natural minor and harmonic minor scales in that the notes are slightly different when ascending and descending the scale.
When ascending the melodic minor scale: take the notes from the natural G sharp minor scale and raise the 6th and 7th degrees, E and F sharp by one semitone or half step to E sharp and F double sharp. There will still be 5 sharps in the key signature but now E sharp and F double sharp will appear as accidentals on the music staff.
When descending the melodic minor scale: take the notes that were raised while ascending, the 6th and 7th degrees, E sharp and F double sharp, and lower them back down by one semitone or half step to E natural and F sharp. This means that the descending notes of the melodic minor scale are exactly the same as the notes found in the natural minor scale.
G Sharp Melodic Minor Scale:
Ascending: G# A# B C# D# E# Fx G#
Descending: G# F# E D# C# B A# G#
Below are the piano notes and suggested fingerings for the G sharp melodic minor piano scale