- A-sharp minor
seventh_pitch=Gmusic|sharp: "Also see:
A-sharp major, or A minor." Amusic|sharp minor or A-sharp minor is a minor scalebased on A-sharp. The Amusic|sharp minor scale has pitches Amusic|sharp, Bmusic|sharp, Cmusic|sharp, Dmusic|sharp, Emusic|sharp, Fmusic|sharp, and Gmusic|sharp. For the harmonic minor scale, Gmusic|doublesharp is used instead of Gmusic|sharp. Its key signaturehas seven sharps ("see below:" Scales and keys).
Its relative major is
C-sharp major. Its parallel major is A-sharp major, usually replaced by B-flat major, since A-sharp major has 10 sharps. However, occasionally brief passages in this key may not be changed to B-flat major: for example, Chopin's Polonaise-Fantaisiein A-flat major, Op. 61 has a brief passage of about 6 bars actually notated in A-sharp major, inserting the necessary double-sharps as accidentals. The overall harmonic context is an extended theme in B major, from which A-sharp major is briefly modulated to.
The direct enharmonic equivalent of A-sharp minor is
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The enharmonic equivalent B-flat minor is often used in most musical compositions instead of A-sharp minor, thus indicating that A-sharp minor is not a practical key for compositions and is one of the least used minor keys in music. However, there were some composers in previous centuries that have composed music in this key.
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