#1
Hey, I'm trying to work out the relationship between the chords F minor and C major but can't figure it out. As far as i know they aren't both in the same major key so are they in a minor key, perhaps harmonic minor?
#2
It is F Harmonic Minor.

Moreover, it would not be uncommon to see a progression such as Fm Eb Db C, where the first three chords are from F natural minor, but the C is from F harmonic minor. While is momentarily departs from the F natural minor scale, this is done plenty because of the Spanish sound given by the C major chord rather than Cm in the same spot.
#3
In F minor, C major is the dominant chord. The minor 3rd is usually made major and the b7 added to make it a dominant 7th chord (C-E-G-Bb).

In C major, F minor is the subdominant chord made minor. Sometimes it's used with the major version like this: C - F - Fm - C.
#5
Quote by titopuente
This could come from F harmonic minor, F melodic minor, or C harmonic major.


Let us not forget A harmonic or melodic minor.
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#6
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Let us not forget A harmonic or melodic minor.


Not true. There is no F in A melodic minor. Also, in both A harmonic and melodic minor, the triad that is built from C is an augmented triad, not a major triad.
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Quote by titopuente
Not true. There is no F in A melodic minor. Also, in both A harmonic and melodic minor, the triad that is built from C is an augmented triad, not a major triad.


Probably should have thought about it before I wrote it.
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#8
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Not true. There is no F in A melodic minor. Also, in both A harmonic and melodic minor, the triad that is built from C is an augmented triad, not a major triad.

The way I was taught melodic minor was that ascending, it went A B C D E F# G#, but then descending it went A G F E D C B, because F natural to G# was too big of an interval for singing.
#9
Quote by st.stephen
The way I was taught melodic minor was that ascending, it went A B C D E F# G#, but then descending it went A G F E D C B, because F natural to G# was too big of an interval for singing.
Yes, but in modern music, the scale is generally played the same ascending and descending.
#10
Quote by bangoodcharlote
Yes, but in modern music, the scale is generally played the same ascending and descending.

I've never played them the same.