A Minor
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:

\relative c'' { 
  \clef treble \key a \minor \time 7/4 \hide Staff.TimeSignature 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:

\relative c'' { 
  \clef treble \key a \minor \time 7/4 \hide Staff.TimeSignature a4^\markup "A harmonic minor scale" b c d e f gis a gis f e d c b a2
\relative c'' { 
  \clef treble \key a \minor \time 7/4 \hide Staff.TimeSignature 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

Notable songs

Notable songs written in A minor include:


  1. ^ ""Hello" by Lionel Ritchie; sheet music". Musicnotes.com. Retrieved 2014. 
  2. ^ ""Look What You Made Me Do" by Taylor Swift; sheet music". Musicnotes.com. Retrieved 2017. 

External links

  • Media related to A minor at Wikimedia Commons

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