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##### Major Scale

In this lesson we are going to learn about the Major Scale.  It is the commonly used scale and it is the first thing you must learn as a piano or music student. It is made out of seven notes, which is: DO RE MI FA SO LA TI DO

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In this lessons, we will refer to the "DO RE MI FA SO LA TI DO"  as 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1

So...

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DO = 1

RE = 2

MI = 3

FA = 4

SO = 5

LA = 6

TI = 7

DO = 8 or 1

The easiest major scale to play the C major scale  because it doesn't consist of any sharp or flat notes. In other words its only have white notes. You can see the C major scale below.

# Scale Formula

The pattern of notes for major scales is W-W-H-W-W-W-H (whole – whole – half – whole – whole – whole – half). This stands for whole step, whole step, half step, whole step, whole step, whole step, half step.

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What do we mean by whole steps and half steps? Whole steps and half steps represent the distance between notes. For example, the distance between E and F is a half step because there is no note between E and F. The distance between B and C is also a half step.

And for a whole step we always skip a note... for example C to D; D to E and so on...

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Once we know the general rule of constructing the Major scale, we can do this for all the 12 different keys

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# The 12 different Major Scales

C major scale

Notes: C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C

C Major Scale

C# major scale

Notes: C#, Eb, F, F#, Ab, Bb, C, C#

C# Major Scale

D major scale

Notes: D, E, F#, G, A, B, C#, D

D Major Scale

Eb major scale

Notes:  Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb, C, D, Eb

Eb Major Scale

E major scale

Notes: E, F#, Ab, A, B, C#, Eb, E

E Major Scale

F major scale

Notes: F, G, A, Bb, C, D, E, F

F Major Scale

F# major scale

Notes:  F#, Ab, Bb, B, C#, Eb, F, F#

F# Major Scale

G major scale

Notes: G, A, B, C, D, E, F#, G

G Major Scale

Ab major scale

Notes: Ab, Bb, C, C#, Eb, F, G, Ab

G# Major Scale

A major scale

Notes: A, B, C#, D, E, F#, Ab, A

A Major Scale

Bb major scale

Notes: Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G, A, Bb

Bb Major Scale

B major scale

Notes: B, C#, Eb, E, F#, Ab, Bb, B

B Major Scale

3 => 4 = half note.... 7 => 1 = also a half note

The rest are whole notes!!!

You must know your major scale very very well because you will need it in next lessons!!!