F Sharp Minor Scale

This scale reference contains the notes, formula, structure, positions, chords, and modes for the F Sharp 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 3 sharps and 4 natural notes.

F# – G# – A – B – C# – D – E

Scale Formula

The scale formula for the F# Minor scale is:

Root – Major 2nd – Minor 3rd – Perfect 4th – Perfect 5th – Minor 6th – Minor 7th

IntervalsRootMajor 2ndMinor 3rdPerfect 4thPerfect 5thMinor 6thMinor 7th
NotesF#G#ABC#DE

Scale Structure

F# Minor follows the minor scale structure of whole and half step intervals:

W H W W H W W

F# minor scale whole step half step formula diagram

F Sharp Minor Scale Positions

The diagrams below outline the 5 CAGED positions for the F# Minor scale on the guitar.

Position 1

F# minor scale position 1 diagram

Position 2

F# minor scale position 2 diagram

Position 3

F# minor scale position 3 diagram

Position 4

F# minor scale position 4 diagram

Position 5

F# minor scale position 5 diagram

Chords in the Key of F# Minor

When you harmonize the F Sharp Minor scale you get the following chords:

DegreeiiiĀ°IIIivvVIVII
ChordF#mG#dimABmC#mDE
Chord NotesF# – A – C#G# – B – DA – C# – EB – D – F#C# – E – G#D – F# – AE – G# – B

Relative and Parallel Scales

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

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

Modes

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)