A minor scale on flute: natural, melodic, and harmonic scales and arpeggios
A minor scale on flute has its tonic on A natural. It also has the pitches A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. The key signature of this scale has no flats and no sharps. The A minor scale is relative to C major scale, parallel to the A major scale, dominant to the E minor scale, and subdominant to the D minor scale.
There are three different A minor scales for flute;
- A natural minor
- A harmonic minor
- A melodic minor
Click here to see the fingering chart for A minor notes.
A natural minor scale on the flute
If you would like to play the A natural minor scale on the flute correctly, you can use the scale chart below to know what notes to flatten or sharpen;
A harmonic minor scale on flute
The A harmonic minor scale on the flute has a sharpened seventh note, which is called G#. This alteration creates a distinct sound and distinguishes it from the A natural minor scale. Below is a two-octave scale chart for A harmonic minor on the flute;
A melodic minor scale on flute (ascending and descending)
The A Melodic Minor scale on the flute differs from the A Natural Minor scale because it has sharpened sixth and seventh notes when ascending, and also has those sixth and seventh notes naturalized when descending. Below is a two-octave scale chart for A melodic minor on the flute;
A minor arpeggio for flute
The A minor arpeggio notes are A, C, and E. An arpeggio is a musical pattern where the notes of the flute are played one after the other. In the case of an A minor arpeggio, the notes of the A minor chord (A, C, and E) are played in succession. The arpeggio can be played in different octaves and fingerings of the flute.