A-flat (Ab) minor scale on flute has its tonic on A-flat natural. It also has the pitches A-flat, B-flat, C-flat, D-flat, E-flat, F-flat, and G-flat. The key signature of this scale has seven flats. The A-flat minor scale is relative to C-flat major scale, parallel to the A-flat major scale, dominant to the E-flat minor scale, and subdominant to the D-flat minor scale.
There are three different A-flat minor scales for flute:
- A-flat natural minor
- A-flat harmonic minor
- A-flat melodic minor
Click here to see the fingering chart for A-flat minor notes.
A-flat (Ab) natural minor scale on the flute
If you would like to play the A-flat natural minor scale on the flute correctly, you can use the two-octave scale chart below to know what notes to flatten or sharpen.
A-flat (Ab) harmonic minor scale on flute
The A-flat harmonic minor scale on the flute has a sharpened seventh note, which is called G natural. This alteration creates a distinct sound and distinguishes it from the A-flat natural minor scale. Below is a two-octave scale chart for A-flat harmonic minor on the flute.
A-flat melodic minor scale on flute (ascending and descending)
The A-flat melodic minor scale on the flute differs from the A-flat natural minor scale because it has the sixth and seventh notes, F-flat and G-flat, respectively, sharpened when ascending and flattened when descending. Below is a two-octave scale chart for the A-flat melodic minor on the flute.
A-flat minor arpeggio for flute
The A-flat minor arpeggio notes are Ab, Cb (or B), and Eb. An arpeggio is a musical pattern where the notes of the flute are played in succession. In the case of an A-flat minor arpeggio, the notes of the A-flat minor chord (Ab, Cb (or B), and Eb) are played one after the other. The arpeggio can be played using various fingerings and octaves on the flute.