Harmonic minor scale, plus natural and melodic minor scale, FREE download. Print out one-octave and two-octave scales, I, IV and V chords, tonic chord inversions and arpeggios, all on one sheet for each of the 12 minor keys!
Download free minor scales and piano chords chart Key of Am
Download free music scales and chords for Bb minor
Download printable scales and chords for B minor
Download scale and piano chords chart for C minor
Download music scales and chords for key of C# minor
Scales and chords for key of D minor
Piano arpeggios, scales and chords for Eb minor
Download scales and chords for key of E minor
Chord inversions, argeggios, and scales for key of F minor
Download free piano scales and chords for key of F# minor
Download arpeggios, chords, and scales for G minor
Download printable piano scales and chords for G# minor
Here are the enharmonic minor keys:
Download enharmonic chart Key of Ab minor
Download enharmonic chart Key of A# minor
Download enharmonic chart Key of D# minor
As a child, I always loved the minor keys the most. I guess I still do. Of all the scales, the harmonic minor scale was my favorite, because it seemed to contain magic within its sounds... magic that could carry me away to other lands in my imagination.
My students started to really enjoy their scales, chord inversions and arpeggios when we made a contest out of the process... a contest between them and the metronome. It gives them a goal, a measurable mark of progress. They can feel the skill of their hands growing.
When they get fast enough with arpeggios that we leave the one-tic-per-note behind (when 208 is not fast enough) and we need to do three notes for each tic of the metronome, that can be intimidating or even irritating. Matching the metronome can be a struggle for some kids. But here's a fun approach:
Say you're doing an Am arpeggio... break it up into segments. Start hands separate, even if they can easily do hands together arpeggios. Set the metronome for 60 or so (about 3 times the speed of 200, or a little less).
Listen to the metronome go "Tic -- Tic -- Tic" while you say "1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3," each "1" coordinated with a tic, waiting to "jump" in like a child jumping rope. Then jump in, playing just one octave, making the A's match the metronome. "A-c-e-A!" (Tic-2-3, Tic-2-3) "A-2-3-A!" Then try two octaves. Then backwards.
Doing the arpeggios in "chunks" like this will give them another practice technique for their "toolbag".
Below is an interesting Youtube video which seeks to explain the difference between regular natural minor, and the harmonic minor scale:
I hope you find the harmonic minor scale and other piano scales and chords useful in your music studio. While understanding the method of building them is what's most important, it is also helpful for students to know what they look like. For you as a teacher, sheets like these save time and expedite assignment-making.
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