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A Sharp Minor Scale

This guitar scale reference contains the notes, formula, structure, positions, chords, and modes for the A Sharp Minor scale. For an in-depth lesson on the major scale, please see Minor Scale Positions & Theory.

Notes of A Sharp Minor Scale

The A# Minor Scale is the only minor scale that contains all natural notes with no sharps or flats.

A# – B# – C# – D# – E# – F# – G#

Scale Formula

IntervalsRootMajor 2ndMinor 3rdPerfect 4thPerfect 5thMinor 6thMinor 7th
NotesA#B#C#D#E#F#G#

Scale Structure

A# Minor is a minor scale and follows the minor scale structure of whole and half step intervals:

W H W W H W W

A sharp minor whole step half step structure

Scale Positions

The diagrams below outline the 5 CAGED positions for the A# Minor scale.

Position 1

A sharp minor scale position 1 diagram

Position 2

A sharp minor scale position 2 diagram

Position 3

A sharp minor scale position 3 diagram

Position 4

A sharp minor scale position 4 diagram

Position 5

A sharp minor scale position 5 diagram

Chords in the Key of A# Minor

DegreeiiiĀ°IIIivvVIVI
ChordA#mB#dimC#D#mE#mF#G#
Chord NotesA# – C# – E#B# – D# – F#C# – E# – G#D# – F# – A#E# – G# – B#F# – A# – C#G# – B# – D#

Relative and Parallel Scales

Relative Major of A# Minor: C# Major | C# – D#m – E#m – F# – G# -A#m – B#dim

Parallel Major of A# Minor: A# Major | A# – B#m – C##m – D# – E# – F##m – G##dim

Modes

The following are the modes of A Sharp Minor:

  • C# Ionian (Major)
  • D# Dorian (Minor)
  • E# Phrygian (Minor)
  • F# Lydian (Major)
  • G# Mixolydian (Major)
  • A# Aeolian (Minor)
  • B# Locrian (Minor)
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Guitar Key Guide

Guitar Key Guide is a valuable reference for quickly determining the chords and scale patterns for all major and minor keys. It includes the following:

  • Basics of diatonic harmony and key theory
  • Chords for all the major and minor keys (5 shapes for each chord based on the CAGED system)
  • 5 patterns of the major and minor scales for each major and minor key
  • Theory behind building key chords from major and minor scales
  • 103 pages

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