The F minor scale is a musical scale that consists of the following notes in ascending order: F, G, Ab, Bb, C, Db, and Eb. It is a minor scale, meaning it has a more melancholy or somber tone than major scales. The F minor scale can also be the relative minor scale to the A flat major scale.
|Relative key||A-flat major|
|Parallel key||F major|
|Dominant key||C minor|
how to play the F Minor scale
- Start by finding the note F on your instrument. This will be the root note of the F Minor scale.
- Next, play the note G flat (also written as Gb). This is the second note of the scale.
- Play the note Ab, which is the third note of the scale.
- Play the note B flat (also written as Bb), which is the fourth note of the scale.
- Play note C, which is the fifth note of the scale.
- Play the note D flat (also written as Db), which is the sixth note of the scale.
- Play the note E flat (also written as Eb), which is the seventh note of the scale.
- Finally, play the note F again, which is the octave of the root note.
To play the scale in reverse, simply play the notes in the opposite order, starting with the octave of the root note and ending with the root note.
It’s important to practice the F Minor scale in different octaves and in different rhythms to improve your proficiency in playing it. Additionally, you can also practice playing the scale with different articulations and dynamics to improve your expression when playing it.