G Flat Minor Scale

In this article on the G Flat Minor Scale, we will touch upon its related music theory, piano layout guitar layouts based on the CAGED system, tabs, fingerings, Chords, modes, related scales, etc.

Read the complete article below to know all the important aspects of the G Flat Minor Scale!

G Flat Minor Scale Notes

The notes any natural minor scale are given by the formula {W H W W H W W} using Gb as the first note:

  • 1st Note – Root – Gb
  • 2nd Note – M2 – Ab
  • 3rd Note – m3 – Bbb
  • 4th Note – P4 – Cb
  • 5th Note – P5 – Db
  • 6th Note – m6 – Ebb
  • 7th Note – m7 – Fb

The notes of the Gb Minor scale as {Gb, Ab, Bbb, Cb, Db, Ebb, Fb, and Gb(O)}, where Gb(O) is the Gb note one octave higher than the root.

From the above notes, you can see that the key signature of the G Flat natural minor scale has five flats and two double flats. To play it on a piano keyboard requires four white piano keys and three black keys. The Gb natural minor scale notes on the Piano Keyboard are shown below.

G Flat Minor Scale on Piano Keyboard

The G Flat harmonic minor scale notes are Gb, Ab, Bbb, Cb, Db, Ebb, F, and Gb(O).

The notes of the G flat melodic minor scale (ascending) are Gb, Ab, Bbb, Cb, Db, Eb, F, and Gb(O).

Scale Degrees

Intervals Root M2 m3 P4 P5 m6/M6m7/M7P8
Scale Degrees12345671(8)
Natural MinorGbAbBbbCbDbEbbFbGb(O)
Harmonic MinorGbAbBbbCbDbEbbFGb(O)
Melodic MinorGbAbBbbCbDbEbFGb(O)

G Flat Minor Scale On The Treble And Bass Clef:

Treble Clef:

G Flat Minor Scale on Treble Clef

Bass Clef:

G Flat Minor Scale on Bass Clef

G Flat Minor Scale Guitar Positions

Linked CAGED Patterns.

The Gb Flat Minor scale exists in a straight line on the Low E string from the 2nd to 14th fret.

G Flat Minor Scale Up to 14 Fret

Five CAGED Patterns

G Flat Minor Scale Patterns

Guitar Tabs For The CAGED Patterns

E Shaped Scale Pattern

G Flat Minor - E Shape

D Shaped Pattern

G Flat Minor - D Shape

C Shaped Pattern

G Flat Minor - C Shape

A Shaped Pattern

G Flat Minor - A Shape

G Shaped Pattern

G Flat Minor - G Shape

Fingering Arrangement For Scale Patterns

G Flat Minor Scale Fingerings

The Chords Of The G Flat Minor Key

Scale Degrees1234567
Chord DesignationiiidimIIIivvVIVII
Chord NamesGbmAbdimBbbCbmDbmEbbFb
Chord QualityminordiminishedMajorminorminorMajorMajor

The following triad chords result from the G Flat minor scale.

  1. Three Major chords – III, VI, and VII – Bbb major, Ebb major, and Fb Major
  2. Three minor chords – i, iv, and v – Gbm, Cbm, and Dbm.
  3. One diminished chord, the ii°, Abdim.
  4. Dominant Chord – Db major formed from the 5th scale degree of the Gb Harmonic Minor scale, which has a raised 7th note from the natural minor scale.

Note Names In These Triad Chords.

Scale DegreesIntervalsChord NotesChord Name
1R – Gb – m3 – Bbb – M3 – DbGb – Bbb – DbGbm
2R – Ab – m3 – Cb – m3 – EbbAb – Cb – EbbAbdim
3R – Bbb – M3 – Db – m3 – FbBbb – Db – FbBbb
4R – Cb – m3 – Ebb – M3 – GbCb – Ebb – GbCbm
5R – Db – m3 – Fb – M3 – AbDb – Fb – AbDbm
6R – Ebb – M3 – Gb – m3 – BbbEbb – Gb – BbbEbb
7R – Fb – M3 – Ab – m3 – CbFb – Ab – CbFb

7th Chords Of G Flat Minor Scale

Scale DegreesChord NameRoman N DesignationChord Notes
1Gbm7im7Gb - Bbb - Db - Fb
2Abm7b5iiø7Ab - Cb - Ebb - Gb
3BbbMaj7IIIM7Bbb - Db - Fb - Ab
4Cbm7ivm7Cb - Ebb - Gb - Bbb
5Dbm7vm7Db – Fb – Ab - Cb
6EbbMaj7VIM7Ebb – Gb – Bbb - Db
7Fb7VII7Fb – Ab – Cb - Ebb

Relative & Parallel Minor Of G Flat Minor

Relative Major Key: Bbb Major Scale {Bbb, Cb, Db, Ebb, Fb, Gb, and Ab}. Relative major and minor scales have the same notes.

Parallel scale: G Flat Major scale {Gb, Ab, Bb, Cb, Db, Eb, and F}. Its key signature has six flats.

Enharmonic equivalent: F Sharp Minor with notes {F#, G#, A, B, C#, D, E}. Its key signature has three sharps.

The Modes of the G Flat Minor Scale

The seven diatonic modes of the G Flat Natural Minor Scale are:

  1. G Flat – Aeolian Mode.
  2. A Flat – Locrian Mode.
  3. B Double Flat – Ionian Mode.
  4. C Flat – Dorian Mode.
  5. D Flat – Phrygian Mode.
  6. E Double Flat – Lydian Mode.
  7. F Flat – Mixolydian Mode.


That’s it for the article on G Flat Minor Scale. Its enharmonic equivalent is F Sharp Minor, which is more in use. This scale is more for theoretical study. If you have any comments or need any additional clarifications, write to us in the section below.

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