C# Minor scale

C sharp Minor scale for guitar presented by diagram.
The C# Minor is a seven-note scale, also called Natural C# Minor. Colored circles mark the tones in the diagram, with darker color highlighting the root notes. The root notes are always C# tones. In the two-octave pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 9th fret.

C# Minor 2 octaves

C# Minor scale diagram

C# Minor full fretboard

C# Minor scale whole guitar neck diagram

C# Minor with note names

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

The scale displayed with its numeric formula and scale degrees.

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

The C 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 C# Minor is relative to E Major. Both scales include the same notes but their tonal center differ.
The C# Minor is identical with the C# 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:

C#m, C#m7, C#m9, C#m11
D#dim, D#m7b5
E, Emaj7, E6, E6/9, Emaj9, Emaj13
F#m, F#m7, F#m6, F#m9, F#m11, F#m13
G#m, G#m7
A, Amaj7, A6, A6/9, Amaj9
B, B7, B6, B9, B11, B13

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the C# Minor scale.

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

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