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