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