Chords In The Key Of A Flat Minor


What are the chords in the key of A flat minor? We shall list triad chords and four note extended chords below in the key of Ab minor. Roman numerals indicate each chord’s position relative to the scale.

The notes of the A flat minor natural scale are: Ab Bb Cb Db Eb Fb Gb

Chords in natural minor keys follow the pattern, minor diminished major minor minor major major.

Chords In Key Of Ab minor:

  • i – Ab minor, Ab minor seventh (Abmin, Abmin7)
  • iidim – Bb diminished, Bb minor seventh flat five (Bbdim, Bbm7b5)
  • III – Cb major, Cb major seventh (Cbmaj, Cbmaj7)
  • iv – Db minor, Db minor seventh (Dbmin, Dbmin7)
  • v – Eb minor, Eb minor seventh (Ebmin, Ebmin7)
  • VI – Fb major, Fb major seventh (Fbmaj, Fbmaj7)
  • VII – Gb major, Gb dominant seventh (Gbmaj, Gb7)

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Piano Chords In The Key Of A Flat Minor Natural

The following piano key chord chart shows all the triads in A flat minor as well as four note extended chords.

Piano chords in the key of A flat minor

Let’s now take a look at common chord progressions in the key of Ab minor natural. They are as follows:

  • i – VI – VII (Abm – Fb – Gb)
  • i – iv – VII (Abm – Dbm – Gb)
  • i – iv – v (Abm – Dbm – Ebm)
  • i – VI – III – VII (Abm – Fb – Cb – Gb)
  • ii – v – i (Bbm7b5 – Ebm – Abm)

Notes Of All The Chords In The key of A flat Minor

Let’s start with the triads

  • i – A flat minor: Ab – Cb – Eb
  • iidim – B flat diminished: Bb – Db – Fb
  • III – C flat major: Cb – Eb – Gb
  • iv – D flat minor: Db – Fb – Ab
  • v – E flat minor: Eb – Gb – Bb
  • VI – F flat major: Fb – Ab – Cb
  • VII – G flat major: Gb – Bb – Db

And now, the four note chords

  • i – Ab minor seventh: Ab – Cb – Eb – Gb
  • iidim – Bb minor seventh flat five: Bb – Db – Fb – Ab
  • III – Cb major seventh: Cb – Eb – Gb – Bb
  • iv – Db minor seventh: Db – Fb – Ab – Cb
  • v – Eb minor seventh: Eb – Gb – Bb – Db
  • VI – Fb major seventh: Fb – Ab – Cb – Eb
  • VII – Gb dominant seventh: Gb – Bb – Db – Fb

Diagrams of the Ab minor key signature and the notes of the Ab natural minor  scale. There are seven flats in the A flat minor scaleA flat minor key signature on treble clefA flat minor key signature on bass clef

Diagram of the Ab minor scale on piano keyboard.A flat minor scale on piano.

Chords In The Keys Of A, B, C, D, E, F, G Flat, Sharp, Major & Minor

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