C minor
{ \new Staff \with{ \magnifyStaff #3/2 } << \time 2/16 \override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f { \clef treble \key c \minor s16 \clef bass \key c \minor s16 } >> }
Relative keyE major
Parallel keyC major
Dominant keyG minor
SubdominantF minor
Component pitches
C, D, E, F, G, A, B

C minor is a minor scale based on C, consisting of the pitches C, D, E, F, G, A, and B. Its key signature consists of three flats. Its relative major is E major and its parallel major is C major.

The C natural minor scale is:

 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' {
  \clef treble \key c \minor \time 7/4
  c4^\markup "C natural minor scale" d es f g aes bes c bes aes g f es d c2
  \clef bass \key c \minor
} }

Changes needed for the melodic and harmonic versions of the scale are written in with accidentals as necessary. The C harmonic minor and melodic minor scales are:

 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' {
  \clef treble \key c \minor \time 7/4
  c4^\markup "C harmonic minor scale" d es f g aes b c b aes g f es d c2
} }
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' {
  \clef treble \key c \minor \time 7/4
  c4^\markup "C melodic minor scale (ascending and descending)" d es f g a b c bes! aes! g f es d c2
} }

Notable compositions

See also: List of symphonies in C minor

See also