F harmonic minor piano scale

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F Harmonic Minor Piano Scale

Compton Piano StudioThe key of F minor and A flat major are related and share the same key signature of 4 flats, B flat, E flat, A flat and D flat.  F minor is known as the relative minor of A flat major; A flat major is known as the relative major of F minor.

F is the 6th note of the A flat major scale.  The 6th degree of any major scale is always the note which represents the related minor key.

As the keys of A flat major and F minor are related to each other, they both share the same key signature of 4 flats.  Therefore the scale of F minor, in its most basic, natural form, will share exactly the same notes as A flat major but rather than beginning and ending on A flat (A flat major) will begin and end on F (F minor).

A flat major:  A flat    B flat    C    D flat    E flat    F    G    A flat

F Natural minor:   F    G    A flat    B flat    C    D flat    E flat    F

To change the natural F minor scale into the harmonic F minor scale

Take the notes of the natural F minor scale and raise the 7th degree, E flat, by one semitone or half step to E natural.   There will still be 4 flats, Bb, Eb, Ab and Db, in the key signature but now E natural will appear as an accidental on the music staff.

F Harmonic Minor Scale:

F    G    A flat    B flat    C    D flat    E natural    F

Below are the piano notes, sheet music and suggested fingerings for the F harmonic minor piano scale

F harmonic minor piano scale
F harmonic minor piano scale

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