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Encyclopedia > C minor
Relative key Component pitches C, D, Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb, C
Also see: C major, or C-sharp minor.

C minor (abbreviated Cm) is a minor scale based on C, consisting of the pitches C, D, E-flat, F, G, A-flat, B-flat (often raised to B natural to function as a leading tone) and C. Its key signature consists of three flats (see below: Scales and keys).
Image File history File links created by GNU Lilypond File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... In music, the relative minor of a particular major key (or the relative major of a minor key) is the key which has the same key signature but a different tonic, as opposed to parallel minor or major, respectively. ... E-flat major is a major scale based on E-flat, consisting of the pitches E-flat, F, G, A-flat, B-flat, C, D, and E-flat. ... In music, the parallel minor of a particular major key (or the parallel major of a minor key) is the key which has the same tonic and a different key signature, as opposed to relative minor (or major, respectively). ... C major (often just C or key of C) is a musical major scale based on C, with pitches C, D, E, F, G, A, B and C. Its key signature has no flats/sharps (see below: Diatonic Scales and Keys). ... C major (often just C or key of C) is a musical major scale based on C, with pitches C, D, E, F, G, A, B and C. Its key signature has no flats/sharps (see below: Diatonic Scales and Keys). ... C-sharp minor is a minor scale based on C-sharp, consisting of the pitches C-sharp, D-sharp, E, F-sharp, G-sharp, A, B-sharp and C-sharp (harmonic minor scale). ... A minor scale in musical theory is a diatonic scale whose third scale degree is an interval of a minor third above the tonic. ... This key signature â€“ A major or F# minor â€“ consists of three sharps placed after the clef In musical notation, a key signature is a series of sharp symbols or flat symbols placed on the staff, designating notes that are to be consistently played one semitone higher or lower than the... Image File history File links created by GNU Lilypond File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

In the Baroque period, music in C minor was usually written with a two-flat key signature, and some modern editions of that repertoire keep it that way. Baroque music describes an era and a set of styles of European classical music which were in widespread use between approximately 1600 and 1750. ...

Its relative key is E-flat major, and its parallel major is C major. In music, the relative minor of a particular major key (or the relative major of a minor key) is the key which has the same key signature but a different tonic, as opposed to parallel minor or major, respectively. ... E-flat major is a major scale based on E-flat, consisting of the pitches E-flat, F, G, A-flat, B-flat, C, D, and E-flat. ... In music, the parallel minor of a particular major key (or the parallel major of a minor key) is the key which has the same tonic and a different key signature, as opposed to relative minor (or major, respectively). ... C major (often just C or key of C) is a musical major scale based on C, with pitches C, D, E, F, G, A, B and C. Its key signature has no flats/sharps (see below: Diatonic Scales and Keys). ...

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

Of the two piano concertos that Mozart wrote in a minor key, one of them is in C minor, No. 24, K. 491. â€œMozartâ€ redirects here. ... The Piano Concerto No. ... (For a selective list organized by genre, with commentary, see List of compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) The KÃ¶chel-Verzeichnis is a complete, chronological catalogue of compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart which was originally created by Ludwig von KÃ¶chel. ...

C minor has been associated with heroic struggle since Beethoven's time, with the quintessential work in the key being his Symphony No. 5; see Beethoven and C minor. The fact that Brahms's Symphony No. 1 is in C minor contributed to it being nicknamed "Beethoven's Tenth" (Beethoven's actual Symphony No. 10 in E flat major may have had a significant central C minor section in the first movement). Three of Anton Bruckner's ten numbered symphonies are in C minor. â€œBeethovenâ€ redirects here. ... The coversheet to Beethovens 5th Symphony. ... In the compositions of Ludwig van Beethoven, C minor is commonly regarded as a special key. ... The in C minor, Op. ... Beethovens Symphony No. ... Bruckner redirects here. ...

C minor is arguably the hardest chord to play in standard form on the guitar.

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The first page from the manuscript by Anna Magdalena Bach of Suite No. ... â€œBachâ€ redirects here. ... Ã‰tude in C minor, op. ... Chopin redirects here. ... The GroÃŸe Messe (or Great Mass) No. ... â€œMozartâ€ redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff (Russian: , Sergej VasileviÄ Rakhmaninov, 1 April 1873 (N.S.) or 20 March 1873 (O.S.) â€“ 28 March 1943) was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor, one of the last great champions of the Romantic style of European classical music. ... The Piano Concerto No. ... â€œMozartâ€ redirects here. ... Ludwig van Beethovens Piano Sonata No. ... â€œBeethovenâ€ redirects here. ... The Piano Sonata No. ... â€œBeethovenâ€ redirects here. ... The String Quartet No. ... Dmitri Shostakovich   (Russian: , Dmitrij DmitrieviÄ Å ostakoviÄ) (September 25 [O.S. September 12] 1906â€“August 9, 1975) was a Russian composer of the Soviet period. ... The in C minor, Op. ... Johannes Brahms Johannes Brahms (May 7, 1833 â€“ April 3, 1897) was a German composer of the Romantic period. ... The Symphony No. ... â€œMahlerâ€ redirects here. ... The Symphony No. ... Charles Camille Saint-SaÃ«ns () (9 October 1835 â€“ 16 December 1921) was a French composer, organist, conductor, and pianist, known especially for his orchestral works The Carnival of the Animals, Danse Macabre, and Symphony No. ... The Symphony No. ... Dmitri Shostakovich   (Russian: , Dmitrij DmitrieviÄ Å ostakoviÄ) (September 25 [O.S. September 12] 1906â€“August 9, 1975) was a Russian composer of the Soviet period. ... The Symphony No. ... Franz Schubert Franz Peter Schubert (January 31, 1797 â€“ November 19, 1828) was an Austrian composer. ... The coversheet to Beethovens 5th Symphony. ... â€œBeethovenâ€ redirects here. ... Anton Bruckners Symphony No. ... Bruckner redirects here. ... The Symphony No. ... Dmitri Shostakovich   (Russian: , Dmitrij DmitrieviÄ Å ostakoviÄ) (September 25 [O.S. September 12] 1906â€“August 9, 1975) was a Russian composer of the Soviet period. ...

Scales and keys

Diatonic Scales and Keys
Flats Sharps
Major minor Major minor
0 C (Major), a (minor)
1 F d G e
2 B g D b
3 E c A f
4 A f E c
5 D b B g
6 G e F d
7 C a C a
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the table indicates the number of sharps or flats in each scale In music theory, a diatonic scale (from the Greek diatonikos, to stretch out; also known as the heptatonia prima; set form 7-35) is a seven-note musical scale comprising five whole-tone and two half-tone steps, in which the half tones are maximally separated. ... In music, a scale is a collection of musical notes that provides material for part or all of a musical work. ... In music theory, the key identifies the tonic triad, the chord, major or minor, which represents the final point of rest for a piece, or the focal point of a section. ... Image File history File links Circle_of_fifths. ... Figure 1. ... Figure 1. ... In music theory, the major scale is one of the diatonic scales. ... A minor scale in musical theory is a diatonic scale whose third scale degree is an interval of a minor third above the tonic. ... In music theory, the major scale is one of the diatonic scales. ... A minor scale in musical theory is a diatonic scale whose third scale degree is an interval of a minor third above the tonic. ... C major (often just C or key of C) is a musical major scale based on C, with pitches C, D, E, F, G, A, B and C. Its key signature has no flats/sharps (see below: Diatonic Scales and Keys). ... Also see: A major, or A-sharp minor. ... Also see: F minor, or F-sharp minor. ... D minor is a minor scale based on D, consisting of the pitches D, E, F, G, A, B-flat, C, and D (natural minor scale). ... Also see: G minor, or G-sharp minor. ... Also see: E major, or E flat minor. ... Also see: B-flat minor, or B major. ... Also see: G major, or G-sharp minor. ... Also see: D minor, or D-flat major. ... B minor is a minor scale based on B, consisting of the pitches B, C#, D, E, F#, G, A and B. (natural minor scale - the harmonic minor scale contains a A# instead of a A). ... Also see: E-flat minor, or E major. ... A major is a major scale based on A, consisting of the pitches A, B, Câ™¯, D, E, Fâ™¯, Gâ™¯, and A. Its key signature consists of three sharps. ... Also see: F-sharp major, or F minor. ... Also see: A-flat minor, or A major. ... Also see: F major, or F-sharp minor. ... Also see: E minor, or E flat major. ... Also see: C-sharp major, or C minor. ... Also see: D-flat minor, or D major. ... Also see: B-flat major, or B minor. ... Also see: B minor, or B flat major. ... G sharp minor is a minor scale based on G sharp, consisting of the pitches G sharp, A sharp, B, C sharp, D sharp, E, F double sharp and G sharp (harmonic minor scale). ... Also see: G flat minor, or G major. ... E flat minor is a minor scale based on E flat, consisting of the pitches E flat, F, G flat, A flat, B flat, C flat, D flat, and E flat (natural minor scale â€“ the harmonic minor scale contains a D instead of a D flat). ... F sharp major is a major scale based on F sharp, consisting of the pitches F sharp, G sharp, A sharp, B, C sharp, D sharp, E sharp (enharmonic to F natural) and F sharp. ... D sharp minor is a minor scale based on D sharp, consisting of the pitches D sharp, E sharp, F sharp, G sharp, A sharp, B, C double sharp and D sharp. ... C flat major is a major scale based on C flat, consisting of the pitches C flat, D flat, E flat, F flat, G flat, A flat, B flat and C flat. ... A flat minor is a minor scale based on A flat, consisting of the pitches A flat, B flat, C flat, D flat, E flat, F flat, G flat. ... C sharp major is a major scale based on C sharp, consisting of the pitches C sharp, D sharp, E sharp (enharmonic to F natural), F sharp, G sharp, A sharp, B sharp (enharmonic to C natural) and C sharp. ... A sharp minor is a minor scale based on A sharp. ... The Circle of fifths, text table, shows the number of flats or sharps in each of the diatonic musical scales/keys. ...

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 Minor scale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (848 words) A minor scale in musical theory is a diatonic scale whose third scale degree is an interval of a minor third above the tonic. Sometimes the natural minor scale is equated with the Aeolian mode, but a key characteristic of music in the minor mode in the common practice period of Western music is the use of the leading tone, a half step below the tonic. Minor modes use the same set of key signatures as major modes; whichever signature corresponds to the step pattern of the natural minor scale is considered the key signature for that minor mode.
 C minor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (243 words) C minor (abreviated Cm) is a minor scale based on C, consisting of the pitches C, D, E-flat, F, G, A-flat, B and C (harmonic minor scale). In the Baroque period, music in C minor was usually written with a two-flat key signature, and some modern editions of that repertoire keep it that way. C minor has been associated with heroic struggle since Beethoven's time, with the quintessential work in the key being his Symphony No. 5; see Beethoven and C minor.
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