Piano Music Scales - What Fingers Do You Use?



This page on piano music scales will show you the scales in the treble and bass clef with their fingering. Most scales have the same fingering:


RH: 1,2,3,1,2,3,4,5
LH: 5,4,3,2,1,3,2,1


Some scales have particular fingering because the placement of the black keys in the scale. Remember that for both hands, your thumbs are "1" and your pinkies are "5".

Some of these scales can be called by 2 different names. I will use the easiest name for the scale but also let you know what the other name is.


The Piano Music Scales:

C Major Scale
C Major Scale

G Major Scale
G major Scale

D Major Scale
D Major Scale

A Major Scale
A Major Scale

E Major Scale
E Major Scale

B Major Scale - also Cb Major Scale
B Major Scale

F Major Scale
F Major Scale

Bb Major Scale
Bb Major Scale

Eb Major Scale
Eb Major Scale

Ab Major Scale
Ab Major Scale

Db Major Scale - also C# Major Scale
Db Major Scale

Gb Major Scale - also F# Major Scale
Gb Major Scale


If you want to play these scales more than one octave this is what you do: in most scales, replace finger 5 with finger 1 and start the pattern over again. Reverse the pattern of the fingering for going back down again.Those are all of the major scales. Happy practising!


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