Hi, I am struggling through the basics of theory (scales and triads\chords at this point) and was hoping to clarify something I can't quite grasp.
Is the relative minor of a given key actually minor?
For instance F# is the rel. min. of A, so would the scale to use be F# minor, or F# major? ie does the rel. min. simply identify the root note?
If the A major triad is
A, C#, E
then which triad is better to use with it (based on the rel. minor of F#)
F#, A, C# (F# minor)
F#, A#, C# (F# major)
I may be totally lost here, but hope what I am saying makes a bit of sense.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me sort this out.