Looking For All 12 Major Scales?
On this page
you’ll find all 12 major scales. The scales on this page
are written in the treble clef.
If you want to see
only the bass clef scales, go to bass
clef scales. I also have a page
of scales with the fingering
for piano players at piano
Scale Is Made
There are 2
ways to figure out how a scale is made. One is by knowing
signature. When you know the key signature, you can start
and end on
the root note of that key.
The other way to
figure out a one of the 12 major scales is by steps. In music there are
and whole-steps. A half-step means going to the next
closest note –
higher or lower. A whole-step skips one note. On the piano, a half-step
usually the next black note from a white note. A whole-step is usually
white note from a white note.
for figuring out a major scale
using whole-steps (WS) and half-steps (HS) goes like this:
Root – WS – WS –
HS – WS – WS – WS –HS (Root)
Now, here are the
scales. (Note there are more than 12 scales written here. Some scales
by different names but played the same.)
C Major Scale
G Major Scale
D Major Scale
A Major Scale
E Major Scale
B Major Scale
F# Major Scale
C# Major Scale
F Major Scale
Bb Major Scale
Eb Major Scale
Ab Major Scale
Db Major Scale
Gb Major Scale
Cb Major Scale
As you’ve seen,
this page has all 12 major scales. There are also other types of
in playing or learning different
types of scales, check out
scales. On this page
you’ll find some of the more traditional scales to
play. To see the minor scales, click here.
There are also
different modes for scales. These tend to be the less traditional
scales. To check those out, go to music
modes. Also, you can see the pentatonic scales here. Happy playing!
12 Major Scales
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