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What Is An A# Minor Scale?

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Do you want to learn more about the A# minor scale as a musician and what the most famous songs have used this particular scale? Or how do you play the A# minor scale on a guitar or piano? Read on to find out more.

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What Is An A# Minor Scale? 

An A# minor scale is a seven-note musical scale that starts on A# and follows the sequence A#-B#-C#-D#-E#-F#-G#-A#. It is the relative minor of C# major and is also known as Bb minor.

The A# Minor Scale is a seven-note scale that follows the pattern of whole-step, half-step, whole-step, whole-step, half-step, whole-step, whole-step.

Famous Songs Which Use An A# Minor Scale?

If you have ever wondered what the most famous songs that use the A# Minor scale, these are the ones you should listen to.

– “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles

– “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana

– “Clocks” by Coldplay

– “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen

– “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

– “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses

– “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin

– “The Scientist” by Coldplay

– “Chop Suey!” by System of a Down

– “The House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals

Famous Pop Songs That Use A# Minor Scale 

There are plenty of famous pop songs that use the A# Minor scale, so these are the ones at the top of the list. 

– “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen

– “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by Green Day

– “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele

–  “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

– “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish

– “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran

– “Closer” by The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey

– “Havana” by Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug

– “Hello” by Adele

– “Toxic” by Britney Spears

What Is The Best Classical Song A# Minor Scale?

The best classical song in A# Minor Scale is “Moonlight Sonata” by Ludwig van Beethoven. This iconic piece is one of the most recognizable and beloved classical compositions of all time. It is a beautiful piece that is sure to move any listener.

How Do You Play The A# Minor Scale On A Guitar?

The A# Minor Scale can be played on a guitar using the following notes: A#, C, D#, F, G, A#, C. 

Starting on the 6th string, 8th fret, the notes of the A# Minor Scale can be played in the following pattern: 8th fret, 6th string; 10th fret, 5th string; 11th fret, 4th string; 13th fret, 3rd string; 14th fret, 2nd string; 15th fret, 1st string; 17th fret, 6th string; 18th fret, 5th string. And there is not much more to it than that. 

How Do You Play The A# Minor Scale On A Piano?

To play the A# Minor Scale on a piano, start on the A# key and play the following notes:

A# – B – C# – D# – E – F# – G# – A#.

To play this scale on a piano, start by pressing the A# key with your right thumb. Then, play the B key with your right index finger, the C# key with your right middle finger, the D# key with your right ring finger, the E key with your left thumb, the F# key with your left index finger, the G# key with your left middle finger, and finally the A# key with your left ring finger. And there you have it!

Closing Thoughts

 So now you now more about the A# Minor Scale and how to play it on different instruments or what are the most famous songs which have used it in the past. As a musician, whether you are a beginner or more experienced, practice makes perfect, so just keep playing until this scale is a subconscious part of your skillset. 


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