The F sharp Harmonic Minor scale is a type of diatonic scale that begins and ends on F# natural. Although Harmonic Minor scales were originally created to assist with chords, they are also used in melodies. This scale is present in a diverse range of musical genres, from Mozart’s classical compositions to Katy Perry’s pop songs, and even in neo-classical metal.
NOTES ON THE F SHARP HARMONIC MINOR SCALE
The notes of the F sharp harmonic Minor Scale are: F#, G#, A, B, C#, D, E#, F#
F SHARP HARMONIC MINOR INTERVALS
The harmonic minor scale is similar to the natural minor scale, except for the seventh degree being raised by a semitone. This alteration changes the major 2nd interval between the 6th and 7th notes to an augmented 2nd.
The intervals for the F# Harmonic Minor scale are shown below, and it’s important to note that these intervals apply to all harmonic minor scales.
F SHARP HARMONIC MINOR MODES
The natural minor scale is identical to the Aeolian mode. Raising the 7th of the Aeolian mode results in the harmonic minor scale, which is represented as Aeolian #7. One of the advantages of modes is that they are interconnected. For example, A Aeolian and B Locrian have the same notes, but B Locrian starts on a B, while C Ionian has the same notes as well, but it begins and ends on a C.
Using this method, we can create modes for F# Harmonic Minor. The mode names and notes are listed below.
HOW TO PLAY THE F SHARP HARMONIC MINOR SCALE
To play the F sharp harmonic minor scale, you can refer to the diagram provided below.
The harmonic minor scale can be played in several position on the guitar. Here is the standard position starting on an F#. This shape can be moved up and down the neck to play different harmonic minor scales.
THE KEY SIGNATURE OF THE F SHARP HARMONIC MINOR
Typically, the harmonic minor scale is utilized in compositions that are in a minor key. For instance, if we are using the F# Harmonic Minor scale, the piece will be in the key of F# (natural) Minor. Since F# minor is A major’s relative minor, it has a key signature of three sharps.
F SHARP HARMONIC MINOR ON CLEFS
Below is the F sharp harmonic Minor Scale written in the treble clef, bass clef, alto clef and tenor clef including both ascending and descending.
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