Try it Tuesday! More Scales

Yesterday I talked about the D scale, so today I want to continue with three more scales. Let’s work on the C, G and F scales.

Before we move onto the new scales I want to talk about the major scale formula. I mentioned yesterday about the Whole and Half, but I didn’t explain it.

Music Lessons California - Theory - Major Scale Formula

Major Scale Formula

So what is the difference between a Whole Step and a Half Step? One key!

Music Lessons California - Theory - C Major Scale

C Major Scale

The C Major scale doesn’t have any sharps or flats.

If you look at the diagram above for the C Major scale, you see C and D is a Whole Step. Between C and D is a black key. The same is true for D and E.

E and F, is a Half Step. There aren’t any black keys between those two. The same is true for B and C.

Music Lessons California - Theory - G Major Scale

G Major Scale

Our G Major scale has one sharp: The F#.

Music Lessons California - Theory Lesson - G Major Scale

The F Major Scale

The F Major scale has one flat: B flat.

Fingering for a Major Scale

  • Right Hand is: 1,2,3,1,2,3,4,5
  • Left Hand is: 5,4,3,2,1,3,2,1

Get the crossing of your fingers accurate and smooth.



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