In this article, we will look at primary and secondary chords in the harmonic form of F Minor Scale. But before that, read more about the scales here to clear your basics.
Now taking the harmonic form and giving a scale degree number to each note, we have:
Now let’s have a look at the chords of this scale. Don’t forget the numbering pattern – capitals for majors, smalls for minors, small with ° for diminished, and small with + for augmented.
Primary Triads (Chords) in the Key of F Minor
To get the primary chords or triads, build chords on 1st, 4th, and 5th notes of the scale. Remember the pattern to make a chord – press one note, skip one note, press one note, skip one note, press one note.
- Chord i – F Minor: F G# C
- Chord iv – A# Minor: A# C# F
- Chord V – C Major: C E G
Secondary Triads (Chords) in the Key of F Minor
To get the secondary chords or triads, build chords on 2nd, 3rd and 6th notes of the scale.
- Chord ii° – G diminished: G A# C#
- Chord iii+ – G# Augmented: G# C E
- Chord VI – C# Major: C# F G#
- Chord vii° – E diminished: E G A#
Now we will build the four-note seventh chords using the notes of F Minor scale.
- F Minor-Major 7th: F G# C E
- G Half-diminished: G A# C# F
- A# Minor 7th: A# C# F G
- C Dominant 7th (A7): C E G A#
- C# Major 7th: C# F G A#
- E diminished 7th: E G A# C#
More Chords in different Keys: