#1
Ok so ive been working my way through a theory book ive got and im not to sure on one part of the key signatures sections. Its about relative minors to major keys. I get how to find the relative minor to a major but what i was confused on was why F#minor is the relative to A major not just F minor im sure there is a simple answer but im not sure what it is?
#2
Quote by acousticchris
Ok so ive been working my way through a theory book ive got and im not to sure on one part of the key signatures sections. Its about relative minors to major keys. I get how to find the relative minor to a major but what i was confused on was why F#minor is the relative to A major not just F minor im sure there is a simple answer but im not sure what it is?


Relative minor = the 6th step of a Major scale

A Major scale = A B C# D E F# G #

6th step = F#

relative minor = F# minor


basically your mistake was not taking the key signature into account. Hope that helps.
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#4
An easy way to do it is to count 3 half steps down from the note to find its relative minor.