A Minor
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A Minor

A minor is a minor scale based on A, with the pitches A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. Its key signature has no flats and no sharps. Its relative major is C major and its parallel major is A major. The A natural minor scale is:

\relative c'' { 
  \clef treble \key a \minor \time 7/4 \hide Staff.TimeSignature a4^\markup "A natural minor scale" b c d e f g a g f e d c b a2

Changes needed for the melodic and harmonic versions of the scale are written in with accidentals as necessary. The A harmonic minor and melodic minor scales are:

\relative c'' { 
  \clef treble \key a \minor \time 7/4 \hide Staff.TimeSignature a4^\markup "A harmonic minor scale" b c d e f gis a gis f e d c b a2
\relative c'' { 
  \clef treble \key a \minor \time 7/4 \hide Staff.TimeSignature a4^\markup "A melodic minor scale (ascending and descending)" b c d e fis gis a g! f! e d c b a2

Well-known compositions in A minor

Notable songs

Notable songs written in A minor include:


  1. ^ "Hello by Lionel Ritchie; sheet music". Musicnotes.com. Retrieved 2014. 
  2. ^ "Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift; sheet music". Musicnotes.com. Retrieved 2017. 
  3. ^ "Losing My Religion by R.E.M; sheet music". Musicnotes.com. 1991. Retrieved 2018. 
  4. ^ "pianoNOW "No Tears Left to Cry" Sheet Music (Piano Solo) in A Minor". Musicnotes. Retrieved 2018. 

External links

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