This scale reference contains the notes, formula, structure, positions, chords, and modes for the F Minor scale on guitar. For an in-depth lesson on the minor scale, see Minor Scale Patterns, Positions and Theory.
Notes of F Minor Scale
The F Minor scale contains 4 flats and 3 natural notes.
F – G – A♭ – B♭ – C – D♭ – E♭
The scale formula for the F Minor scale is:
Root – Major 2nd – Minor 3rd – Perfect 4th – Perfect 5th – Minor 6th – Minor 7th
|Intervals||Root||Major 2nd||Minor 3rd||Perfect 4th||Perfect 5th||Minor 6th||Minor 7th|
F Minor follows the minor scale structure of whole and half step intervals:
W H W W H W W
The diagrams below outline the 5 CAGED positions for the F Minor scale on the guitar.
Chords in the Key of F Minor
When you harmonize the F Minor scale you get the following chords:
|Chord Notes||F – A♭ – C||G – B♭ – D♭||A♭ – C – E♭||B♭ – D♭ – F||C – E♭ – G||D♭ – F – A♭||E♭ – G – B♭|
Relative and Parallel Scales
Relative Major of F Minor: A Flat Major | A♭ – B♭m – Cm – D♭ – E♭ – Fm – Gdim
Parallel Major of F Minor: F Major | F – Gm – Am – B♭ – C – Dm – Edim
The following are the modes of F Minor:
- A♭ Ionian (Major)
- B♭ Dorian (Minor)
- C Phrygian (Minor)
- D♭ Lydian (Major)
- E♭Mixolydian (Major)
- F Aeolian (Minor)
- G Locrian (Minor)