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