Chords in the key of F Minor

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:

F G G# A# C C# E F
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 

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

F Minor Chord

  • Chord iv – A# Minor: A# C# F

A# Minor Chord

  • Chord V – C Major: C E G

C Major Chord

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#

G Diminished Chord

  • Chord iii+ – G# Augmented: G# C E

G# Augmented Chord

  • Chord VI – C# Major: C# F G#

C# Major Chord

  • Chord vii° – E diminished: E G A#

Extended Chords

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:

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