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