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