A# Minor

A sharp Minor scale for guitar presented by diagram.
The A# Minor is a seven-note scale, also called Natural A# Minor. Colored circles mark the tones in the diagram, with darker color highlighting the root notes. The root notes are always A# tones. In the two-octave pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 6th fret.

A# Minor 2 octaves

A# Minor scale diagram

A# Minor full fretboard

A# Minor scale whole guitar neck diagram

A# Minor with note names

A# Minor scale with note letters diagram
Notes: A# - B# - C# - D# - E# - F# - G# Intervals: 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 Type: Septonic

The scale displayed with its numeric formula, intervals and scale degrees.

Formula Notes Intervals Degrees
1 A# Unison Tonic
2 B# Major second Supertonic
b3 C# Minor third Mediant
4 D# Perfect fourth Subdominant
5 E# Perfect fifth Dominant
b6 F# Minor sixth Submediant
b7 G# Minor seventh Subtonic

The second degree is written as B#, which is the same as C. The fifth degree is written as E#, which is the same as F. A practice in a scale notation is to not include the same letter twice, if it can be avoided.

The A sharp Minor scale consists of seven notes. These can be described as intervals, as semi-notes or steps on the guitar fingerboard, written as 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 from the first note to the next octave.
The A# Minor is relative to C# Major. Both scales include the same notes but their tonal center differ.
The A# Minor is identical with the A# Aeolian mode.

Beneficial to learn this scale is to observe the note steps starting from the root: whole, half, whole, whole, half, whole, whole. The same formula applies for the whole neck.

These are chords built from the notes of this scale:

A#m, A#m7, A#m9, A#m11
Cdim, Cm7b5
C#, C#maj7, C#6, C#6/9, C#maj9, C#maj13
D#m, D#m7, D#m6, D#m9, D#m11, D#m13
Fm, Fm7
F#, F#maj7, F#6, F#6/9, F#maj9
G#, G#7, G#6, G#9, G#11, G#13

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the A# Minor scale in which A#m is the tonic triad and A#m7 the tonic 7th chord.

Start the audio and play along! Use notes from the scale in the diagram above.

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