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.
So what is the difference between a Whole Step and a Half Step? One key!
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.
G Major Scale
Our G Major scale has one sharp: The F#.
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.