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F minor

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F minor
Relative key A major
Parallel key F major
Dominant key
Notes in this scale
F, G, A, B, C, D, E, F

F minor is a minor scale based on F. The harmonic minor raises the E to E. Its key signature has four flats. It has the pitches of F, G, A♭, B♭, C, D♭, E♭, and F.

Its relative major is A-flat major, and its parallel major is F major.

F minor is a key that people often link with passion. Some famous pieces in the key of F minor are Beethoven's Appassionata Sonata, Haydn's Symphony No. 49 in F minor, La Passione, and Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.

In the Baroque period, music in F minor was usually written with a three-flat key signature. Some modern printings of such music keeps it written that way.

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E-sharp minor[change | change source]

E minor
Relative key G major
Parallel key E-sharp major (enharmonic F major)
Dominant key
Notes in this scale
E, Fdouble sharp, G, A, B, C, D, E

The enharmonic equivalent of F minor is E-sharp minor. It is a minor scale based on the musical note E♯. Its key signature has six sharps and one double sharp. Due to its use of more accidentals, E-sharp minor is considered impractical to use. It is usually replaced with F minor.

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