F sharp harmonic minor piano scale

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F Sharp Harmonic Minor Piano Scale

Compton Piano StudioThe key of F sharp minor and A major are related and share the same key signature of 3 sharps, F sharp, C sharp and G sharp.  F sharp minor is known as the relative minor of A major; A major is known as the relative major of F sharp minor.

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

As the keys of A major and F sharp minor are related to each other, they both share the same key signature of 3 sharps.  Therefore the scale of F sharp minor, in its most basic, natural form, will share exactly the same notes as A major but rather than beginning and ending on A (A major) will begin and end on F sharp (F sharp minor).

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

F sharp natural minor:  F sharp   G sharp   A    B    C sharp    D     E     F sharp

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

Take the notes of the natural F sharp natural minor scale and raise the 7th degree, E, by one semitone or half step to E sharp.   There will still be 3 sharps, F sharp, C sharp and G sharp, in the key signature but now E sharp will appear as an accidental on the music staff.

F Sharp Harmonic Minor Scale:

F sharp    G sharp    A    B     C sharp    D    E sharp    F sharp

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

F sharp harmonic minor piano scale
F sharp Harmonic minor piano scale

 

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