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