Apr 162020

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Piano Major Scales

  • 16 April 2020
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Piano Major Scales - images/defaultImage.jpg

 

A scale is made up of seven notes, the eighth duplicates the first at a higher octave.

The sequence of spaces between the notes of a major scale is:

Whole(T) - Whole(T) - Half(ST) - Whole(T) Whole(T) - Whole(T) - Half(ST)

You can find bellow the illustrations of all Major Scales. You will find also the fingering for each scale and the name of the notes who build up each scale.

C Major

Notes: C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C.

R.H. fingering: 1,2,3,1,2,3,4,5.

L.H. fingering: 5,4,3,2,1,3,2,1.

Piano Major Scales - /images/c_major_scale.gif

Note: for more details see C Major Scale.

D Major

Notes: D, E, F#, G, A, B, C#, D.

R.H. fingering: 1,2,3,1,2,3,4,5.

L.H. fingering: 5,4,3,2,1,3,2,1.

Piano Major Scales - /images/d_major_scale.gif

E Major

Notes: E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, D# E.

R.H. fingering: 1,2,3,1,2,3,4,5.

L.H. fingering: 5,4,3,2,1,3,2,1.

Piano Major Scales - /images/e_major_scale.gif

F Major

Notes: F, G, A, Bb, C, D, E, F.

R.H. fingering: 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,4.

L.H. fingering: 5,4,3,2,1,3,2,1.

Piano Major Scales - /images/f_major_scale.gif

G Major

Notes: G, A, B, C, D, E, F#, G.

R.H. fingering: 1,2,3,1,2,3,4,5.

L.H. fingering: 5,4,3,2,1,3,2,1.

Piano Major Scales - /images/g_major_scale.gif

A Major

Notes: A, B, C#, D, E, F#, G#,A.

R.H. fingering: 1,2,3,1,2,3,4,5.

L.H. fingering: 5,4,3,2,1,3,2,1.

Piano Major Scales - /images/a_major_scale.gif

B Major

Notes: B, C#, D#, E, F#, G#,A#, B.

R.H. fingering: 1,2,3,1,2,3,4,5.

L.H. fingering: 4,3,2,1,4,3,2,1.

Piano Major Scales - /images/b_major_scale.gif

Db /C# Major *

Notes: Db, Eb, F, Gb, Ab, Bb, C, Db.

C#, D#, E#, F#, G#, A#, B#, C#.

R.H. fingering: 2,3,1,2,3,4,1,2.

L.H. fingering: 3,2,1,4,3,2,1,3.

Piano Major Scales - /images/csharp_major_scale.gif

Eb /D# Major *

Notes: Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb, C, D, Eb.

D#, E#, Fx, G#, A#, B#, Cx, D#

R.H. fingering: 3,1,2,3,4,1,2,3.

L.H. fingering: 3,2,1,4,3,2,1,3.

Piano Major Scales - /images/eflat_major_scale.gif

Gb /F# Major *

Notes: Gb, Ab, Bb, Cb, Db, Eb, F, Gb.

F#, G#, A#, B, C#, D#,b>E#, F#.

R.H. fingering: 2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2.

L.H. fingering: 4,3,2,1,3,2,1,4.

Piano Major Scales - /images/fsharp_major_scale.gif

Ab /G# Major *

Notes: Ab, Bb, C, Db, Eb, F, G,Ab.

G#, A#, B#, C#, D#, E#, Fx, G#.

R.H. fingering: 3,4,1,2,3,1,2,3.

L.H. fingering: 3,2,1,4,3,2,1,3.

Piano Major Scales - /images/aflat_major_scale.gif

Bb /A# Major *

Notes: Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G,A, b>Bb.

A#, B#, Cx, D#, E#, Fx, G#,A#.

R.H. fingering: 2,1,2,3,1,2,3,4.

L.H. fingering: 3,2,1,4,3,2,1,3.

Piano Major Scales - /images/bflat_major_scale.gif

* These two Scales are enharmonically equivalent to one another. That's mean that the sounds who build up the scales are identical in sound/pitch, but have a different spelling.

Double-flats and double-sharps are often used as accidentals, but placing them in the key signature, makes the music generally very hard to read. The Scales who use double-sharps (D# Major, G# Major, A# Major) are just Theoretical Scales.