Enharmonic Equivalents Lesson 3: Minor Scale

In the final enharmonic equivalents lesson, we are going to look at the minor scale. If you haven’t checked out the previous two lessons, you can check out lesson one here and lesson two here.

Believe it or not there are different notes in the minor scale that are enharmonic equivalents than the major scale.

The minor scale has 3 pairs of enharmonic equivalents with two pairs being different from the major scale. Social Media 2020 (5)

Of course the minor scale has its own circle just like the major scale! The circle of fourths is a cheat sheet for the minor scale with the order of their scales. As you can see the three pairs of enharmonic equivalents are:
g♯ / a♭ minor
b♭ / a# minor
d♯/ e♭ minor

Here is the breakdown of each scale:

g♯ minor: g♯ – a♯ – b – c♯ – d♯ – e – f♯ – g♯
d♯ minor: d♯ – e♯ – f♯ – g♯ – a♯ – b – c♯ – d♯
a♯ minor: a♯ – b♯ – c♯ – d♯ – e♯ – f♯ – g♯ – a♯
b♭ minor: b♭ – c – d♭ – e♭ – f – g♭ – a♭ – b♭
e♭ minor: e♭ – f – g♭ – a♭ – b♭ – c♭ – d♭ – e♭
a♭ minor: a♭ – b♭ – c♭ – d♭ – e♭ – f♭ – g♭ – a♭

I hope this lesson helped you and for more lessons check out my YouTube channel and my book “No-Nonsense Guide To Music Theory, Scales, and More!”

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