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Aeolian Scale in Key of A on Guitar Fretboard

Root note marked in yellow. Degrees of scales marked with Roman numerals.
V EVI F F#VII G G#I A A#II BIII C C#IV D D#V E
II BIII C C#IV D D#V EVI F F#VII G G#I A A#II B
VII G G#I A A#II BIII C C#IV D D#V EVI F F#VII G
IV D D#V EVI F F#VII G G#I A A#II BIII C C#IV D
I A A#II BIII C C#IV D D#V EVI F F#VII G G#I A
V EVI F F#VII G G#I A A#II BIII C C#IV D D#V E
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Harmonic Chords of Aeolian Scale in Key of A

Harmonic chords of selected scale marked with grey backgrounds. Click on the chord's notes to have it marked on the fretboard above. More info.
ChordChord DescriptionsI AA#II BIII CC#IV DD#V EVI FF#VII GG#
Major
1 5 8 
Most popular chord. Typically upbeat and happy.  A
 
 A#
 
 B
 
 C
 
 C#
 
 D
 
 D#
 
 E
 
 F
 
 F#
 
 G
 
 G#
 
Minor
1 4 8 
Somewhat sad feeling. 2nd most popular chord.  Am
 
 A#m
 
 Bm
 
 Cm
 
 C#m
 
 Dm
 
 D#m
 
 Em
 
 Fm
 
 F#m
 
 Gm
 
 G#m
 
Dominant 7th
1 5 8 11 
Harsher sounding than Major. Very popular in Blues.  A7
 
 A#7
 
 B7
 
 C7
 
 C#7
 
 D7
 
 D#7
 
 E7
 
 F7
 
 F#7
 
 G7
 
 G#7
 
Major 7th
1 5 8 12 
Has a lovely romantic feeling. Beatles used it a lot.  Amaj7
 
 A#maj7
 
 Bmaj7
 
 Cmaj7
 
 C#maj7
 
 Dmaj7
 
 D#maj7
 
 Emaj7
 
 Fmaj7
 
 F#maj7
 
 Gmaj7
 
 G#maj7
 
Minor 7th
1 4 8 11 
A harder sounding Minor. Feels like a Minor falling.  Am7
 
 A#m7
 
 Bm7
 
 Cm7
 
 C#m7
 
 Dm7
 
 D#m7
 
 Em7
 
 Fm7
 
 F#m7
 
 Gm7
 
 G#m7
 
Minor/Maj 7th
1 4 8 12 
Sort-of bittersweet. Bright, but just about to be sad.  Am^7
 
 A#m^7
 
 Bm^7
 
 Cm^7
 
 C#m^7
 
 Dm^7
 
 D#m^7
 
 Em^7
 
 Fm^7
 
 F#m^7
 
 Gm^7
 
 G#m^7
 
Suspended 4th
1 6 8 
Lifted, suspended feeling. Really wants to fall to a Major or Minor.  Asus4
 
 A#sus4
 
 Bsus4
 
 Csus4
 
 C#sus4
 
 Dsus4
 
 D#sus4
 
 Esus4
 
 Fsus4
 
 F#sus4
 
 Gsus4
 
 G#sus4
 
Suspended 2nd
1 3 8 
Litte tense and up-off-your-seat. An airy, spacial feeling.  Asus2
 
 A#sus2
 
 Bsus2
 
 Csus2
 
 C#sus2
 
 Dsus2
 
 D#sus2
 
 Esus2
 
 Fsus2
 
 F#sus2
 
 Gsus2
 
 G#sus2
 
Fifth
1 8 
The Power Chord. Used often in agressive music.  A5
 
 A#5
 
 B5
 
 C5
 
 C#5
 
 D5
 
 D#5
 
 E5
 
 F5
 
 F#5
 
 G5
 
 G#5
 
Dom 7th Sus 4th
1 6 8 11 
An anxious and lifted feeling. Resolves to 7th type chords.  A7sus4
 
 A#7sus4
 
 B7sus4
 
 C7sus4
 
 C#7sus4
 
 D7sus4
 
 D#7sus4
 
 E7sus4
 
 F7sus4
 
 F#7sus4
 
 G7sus4
 
 G#7sus4
 
Major Sixth
1 5 8 10 
Like a Major but with a slight uplifted, pretty feeling.  A6
 
 A#6
 
 B6
 
 C6
 
 C#6
 
 D6
 
 D#6
 
 E6
 
 F6
 
 F#6
 
 G6
 
 G#6
 
Minor Sixth
1 4 8 10 
A slightly bright and sad feeling. Wants to fall to a Major and relax.  Am6
 
 A#m6
 
 Bm6
 
 Cm6
 
 C#m6
 
 Dm6
 
 D#m6
 
 Em6
 
 Fm6
 
 F#m6
 
 Gm6
 
 G#m6
 
Minor Sharp 6th
1 4 8 11 
A very bright and anxious chord. Wants to fall and resolve.  Am#6
 
 A#m#6
 
 Bm#6
 
 Cm#6
 
 C#m#6
 
 Dm#6
 
 D#m#6
 
 Em#6
 
 Fm#6
 
 F#m#6
 
 Gm#6
 
 G#m#6
 
Augmented
1 5 9 
Confusing and unstable. Suspensefull. Connects Major & Minor.  A+
 
 A#+
 
 B+
 
 C+
 
 C#+
 
 D+
 
 D#+
 
 E+
 
 F+
 
 F#+
 
 G+
 
 G#+
 
Seventh with #5
1 5 9 11 
Somewhat dissonant and uneasy. Usually used to change keys.  Ab7#5
 
 A#b7#5
 
 Bb7#5
 
 Cb7#5
 
 C#b7#5
 
 Db7#5
 
 D#b7#5
 
 Eb7#5
 
 Fb7#5
 
 F#b7#5
 
 Gb7#5
 
 G#b7#5
 
Seventh Flattened 5th
1 5 7 11 
Like a Dom7, but from the gut. Used often to change keys.  A7b5
 
 A#7b5
 
 B7b5
 
 C7b5
 
 C#7b5
 
 D7b5
 
 D#7b5
 
 E7b5
 
 F7b5
 
 F#7b5
 
 G7b5
 
 G#7b5
 
Dominant 9th
1 3 5 8 11 
Popular groovy chord used a lot in funk and jazz.  A9
 
 A#9
 
 B9
 
 C9
 
 C#9
 
 D9
 
 D#9
 
 E9
 
 F9
 
 F#9
 
 G9
 
 G#9
 
Add Ninth
1 3 5 8 
Tenser feeling than regular 9th. Wants to resolve.  Aadd9
 
 A#add9
 
 Badd9
 
 Cadd9
 
 C#add9
 
 Dadd9
 
 D#add9
 
 Eadd9
 
 Fadd9
 
 F#add9
 
 Gadd9
 
 G#add9
 
Major Ninth
1 3 5 8 12 
Romantic, but feels like the end of the story.  Amaj9
 
 A#maj9
 
 Bmaj9
 
 Cmaj9
 
 C#maj9
 
 Dmaj9
 
 D#maj9
 
 Emaj9
 
 Fmaj9
 
 F#maj9
 
 Gmaj9
 
 G#maj9
 
Dominant 7th Sharp 9
1 4 5 11 
The Jimi Hendrix chord. A harsh jazz feeling.  A7#9
 
 A#7#9
 
 B7#9
 
 C7#9
 
 C#7#9
 
 D7#9
 
 D#7#9
 
 E7#9
 
 F7#9
 
 F#7#9
 
 G7#9
 
 G#7#9
 
Dominant 7th Flat 9
1 2 5 11 
Like a ninth, but a more complicated vibe.  A7b9
 
 A#7b9
 
 B7b9
 
 C7b9
 
 C#7b9
 
 D7b9
 
 D#7b9
 
 E7b9
 
 F7b9
 
 F#7b9
 
 G7b9
 
 G#7b9
 
Minor add Ninth
1 3 4 8 
A more intense form of the Minor chord.  Am_add9
 
 A#m_add9
 
 Bm_add9
 
 Cm_add9
 
 C#m_add9
 
 Dm_add9
 
 D#m_add9
 
 Em_add9
 
 Fm_add9
 
 F#m_add9
 
 Gm_add9
 
 G#m_add9
 
Minor 9th
1 3 4 8 11 
Groovy jazz chord, but more complicated feeling.  Am9
 
 A#m9
 
 Bm9
 
 Cm9
 
 C#m9
 
 Dm9
 
 D#m9
 
 Em9
 
 Fm9
 
 F#m9
 
 Gm9
 
 G#m9
 

Modes & Scales: Ionian (Major), Minor (Aeolian), Phrygian, Dorian, Mixolydian, Gypsy scale, Minor Pentatonic, Blues
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