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