Minor Triads - Parent Keys
(Major & Natural Minor Keys Only)


This is useful for reference when working out key centres. The tutorial on triad construction is also useful background reading.

There are also reference charts of parent keys for major and diminished triads.

Triad Notes Major Keys Minor Keys
Am A C E ii of G major
iii of F major
vi of C major
i of A minor
iv of E minor
v of D minor
Em E G B ii of D major
iii of C major
vi of G major
i of E minor
iv of B minor
v of A minor
Bm B D F# ii of A major
iii of G major
vi of D major
i of B minor
iv of F# minor
v of E minor
F#m F# A C# ii of E major
iii of D major
vi of A major
i of F# minor
iv of C# minor
v of B minor
C#m C# E G# ii of B major
iii of A major
vi of E major
i of C# minor
iv of G# minor
v of F# minor
G#m G# B D# ii of F# major
iii of E major
vi of B major
i of G# minor
iv of D# minor
v of C# minor
D#m D# F# A# iii of B major
vi of F# major
i of D# minor
v of G# minor
Ebm Eb Gb Bb ii of Db major
vi of Gb major
i of Eb minor
iv of Bb minor
Bbm Bb Db F ii of Ab major
iii of Gb major
vi of Db major
i of Bb minor
iv of F minor
v of Eb minor
Fm F Ab C ii of Eb major
iii of Db major
vi of Ab major
i of F minor
iv of C minor
v of Bb minor
Cm C Eb G ii of Bb major
iii of Ab major
vi of Eb major
i of C minor
iv of G minor
v of F minor
Gm G Bb D ii of F major
iii of Eb major
vi of Bb major
i of G minor
iv of D minor
v of C minor
Dm D F A ii of C major
iii of Bb major
vi of F major
i of D minor
iv of A minor
v of G minor

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