F minor

F minor

Infobox Scale

scale_name=F minor
relative=Amusic|flat major
parallel=F major
: "Also see: F major, or F-sharp minor."

F minor is a minor scale based on F, consisting of the pitches F, G, Amusic|flat, Bmusic|flat, C, Dmusic|flat, and Emusic|flat. The harmonic minor raises the Emusic|flat to Emusic|natural. Its key signature has four flats ("see below:" Scales and keys).

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


F minor is a key often associated with passion. Two famous pieces in the key of F minor are Beethoven's "Appassionata Sonata", and Haydn's Symphony No. 49 in F minor, "La Passione".

Glenn Gould once said if he could be any key, he would be F-minor, because "it's rather dour, halfway between complex and stable, between upright and lascivious, between gray and highly tinted...There is a certain obliqueness."

Well-known classical compositions in this key

*Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 - Johann Sebastian Bach
*Fantaisie in F minor - Frédéric Chopin
* Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 (Appassionata) - Ludwig van Beethoven
* Ballade No. 4 in F Minor - Chopin
*Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 by Brahms
*Symphony No. 4 in F Minor by Tchaikovsky (see score).
* Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor - ChopinSee also: List of symphonies in F minor

Well-known popular songs in this key

*"Michelle" - The Beatles
*"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" - Green Day
*"Break The Ice" - Britney Spears
*"Smells Like Teen Spirit" - Nirvana
*"The Sound Of" - Jann Arden
*"Your Love Is a Lie" - Simple Plan

cales and keys


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