A-sharp minor


A-sharp minor

Infobox Scale


scale_name=Amusic|sharp minor
relative=Cmusic|sharp major
parallel=Amusic|sharp major
(Bmusic|flat major)
enharmonic=Bmusic|flat minor
first_pitch=A#
second_pitch=Bmusic|sharp
third_pitch=Cmusic|sharp
fourth_pitch=Dmusic|sharp
fifth_pitch=Emusic|sharp
sixth_pitch=Fmusic|sharp
seventh_pitch=Gmusic|sharp
: "Also see: A-sharp major, or A minor." Amusic|sharp minor or A-sharp minor is a minor scale based 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 signature has 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-Fantaisie in 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 B-flat minor.

__TOC__ Changes needed for the melodic and harmonic versions of the scale are written in with accidentals as necessary.

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.

External links

* [http://www.cisdur.de/e_index.html Overview of Compositions with 7 Accidentals]

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