F Minor scale

F Minor scale for guitar.
The F Minor is a seven-note scale, also called Natural F Minor. Colored circles mark the tones in the diagram, with darker color highlighting the root notes. The root notes are always F tones. In the two-octave pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 1st fret.


2 octaves

F minor scale diagram Notes: F - G - Ab - Bb - C - Db - Eb 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 F Unison Tonic
2 G Major second Supertonic
b3 Ab Minor third Mediant
4 Bb Perfect fourth Subdominant
5 C Perfect fifth Dominant
b6 Db Minor sixth Submediant
b7 Eb Minor seventh Subtonic

The main chords that are related to this scale are the following:

  • Fm
  • Gdim
  • Ab
  • Bbm
  • Cm
  • Db
  • Eb

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

The F 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 F Minor is relative to Ab Major. Both scales include the same notes but their tonal center differ.
The F Minor is identical with the F Aeolian mode.

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

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