What are the chords in the key of A minor natural? We shall list triad chords and four note extended chords below in the key of A min. Roman numerals indicate each chord’s position relative to the scale.
The notes of the A minor natural scale are: A B C D E F G
Chords in natural minor keys follow the pattern, minor diminished major minor minor major major.
- i – A minor, A minor seventh (Amin, Amin7)
- iidim – B diminished, B minor seventh flat five (Bdim, Bm7b5)
- III – C major, C major seventh (Cmaj, Cmaj7)
- iv – D minor, D minor seventh (Dmin, Dmin7)
- v – E minor, E minor seventh (Emin, Emin7)
- VI – F major, F major seventh (Fmaj, Fmaj7)
- VII – G major, G dominant seventh (Gmaj, G7)
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Piano Chords In The Key Of A Minor
The following chord chart shows all the triads in A minor as well as four note extended chords.
Let’s now take a look at common chord progressions in the key of A minor natural. They are as follows:
- i – VI – VII (Am – F – G)
- i – iv – VII (Am – Dm – G)
- i – iv – v (Am – Dm – Em)
- i – VI – III – VII (Am – F – C – G)
- ii – v – i (Bm7b5 – Em – Am)
Notes Of All The Chords In The key of A Minor
Let’s start with the triads
- i – A minor: A – C – E
- iidim – B diminished: B – D – F
- III – C major: C – E – G
- iv – D minor: D – F – A
- v – E minor: E – G – B
- VI – F major: F – A – C
- VII – G major: G – B – D
And now, the four note chords
- i – A minor seventh: A – C – E – G
- iidim – B minor seventh flat five: B – D – F – A
- III – C major seventh: C – E – G – B
- iv – D minor seventh: D – F – A – C
- v – E minor seventh: E – G – B – D
- VI – F major seventh: F – A – C – E
- VII – G dominant seventh: G – B – D – F
Diagrams of the A minor key signature and the notes of the A natural minor scale. There are no sharps and flats in the Amin scale.
Diagram of the A minor scale on piano keyboard.
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