Minor Piano Scales for Beginners

​Minor Practice Scales for Beginner Piano

These versatile "climbing" scales will help improve your sight-reading, rhythm, and agility. They will also get you comfortable with the notes in the minor keys so you can play and improvise more naturally.

The "triad practice" scales will introduce you to the triad chords of that minor scale, and help you practice rhythm in 6/8 time.

A Minor

A minor key
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  • Climbing Piano Scales in A Minor
  • ‘Triad’ Practice Scales in A Minor

A-Sharp Minor

A sharp minor key
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  • Climbing Piano Scales in A# Minor
  • ‘Triad’ Practice Scales in A# Minor

B-Flat Minor

B flat minor key
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  • Climbing Piano Scales in Bb Minor
  • ‘Triad’ Practice Scales in Bb Minor

B Minor

B minor key
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  • Climbing Piano Scales in B Minor
  • ‘Triad’ Practice Scales in B Minor

C Minor

C minor key
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  • Climbing Piano Scales in C Minor
  • ‘Triad’ Practice Scales in C Minor

C-Sharp Minor

C sharp minor key
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  • Climbing Piano Scales in C# Minor
  • ‘Triad’ Practice Scales in C# Minor

D Minor

D minor key
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  • Climbing Piano Scales in D Minor
  • ‘Triad’ Practice Scales in D Minor

D-Sharp Minor

D sharp minor key
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  • Climbing Piano Scales in D# Minor
  • ‘Triad’ Practice Scales in D# Minor

E-Flat Minor

E flat minor key
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  • Climbing Piano Scales in Eb Minor
  • ‘Triad’ Practice Scales in Eb Minor

E Minor

E minor key
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  • Climbing Piano Scales in E Minor
  • ‘Triad’ Practice Scales in E Minor

F Minor

F minor key
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  • Climbing Piano Scales in F Minor
  • ‘Triad’ Practice Scales in F Minor

F-Sharp Minor

F sharp minor key
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  • Climbing Piano Scales in F# Minor
  • ‘Triad’ Practice Scales in F# Minor

G Minor

G minor key
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  • Climbing Piano Scales in G Minor
  • ‘Triad’ Practice Scales in G Minor

G-Sharp Minor

G sharp minor key
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  • Climbing Piano Scales in G# Minor
  • ‘Triad’ Practice Scales in G# Minor


  ■ Learn the Accompanying Chords: Go to the Piano Chord Charts

Help With Piano Scales:

Practicing certain piano finger techniques can improve speed, agility, and your relationship with the keyboard. Once you become comfortable with these techniques, you’ll be able to tailor them to suit whichever piano music you wish to play. For now, concentrate on making proper piano fingering second-nature.

Related Reading:

  • What Are the Forgotten Key Signatures?
    The circle of fifths shows only the working scales. But, if we expand on its pattern, we can see that it’s actually more of an infinite spiral, so there’s no end to the possibilities of musical scales. One could write a song in the key of B quadruple-flat; learn more.
  • Easy-to-Read Breakdown of the 15 Key Signatures
    Most notes of the staff name both major and minor key signatures, but some are only seen as one or the other. A few keynotes don't name any working key signature, and their scales are considered rare or theoretical. Consult this table to learn more, and to strengthen your understanding of the diatonic scale.
  • All About Key Signatures
    Everything you need to know about the accidentals & key signatures.
  • Use the interactive key signature locator to identify or double-check your key.
  • There are always two keys that relate to one another more than any other key. Find out what this means.
  • The Diatonic Scale: Comparing Major & Minor
    Major and minor are often described in terms of feelings or mood. The ear tends to perceive major and minor as having contrasting personalities; a contrast that is most obvious when the two are played back to back. Learn more about major and minor scales and keys.