Piano Scales Video
Many piano scales are played with the same fingering pattern. If you
are just learning scales, start with the C major scale. It uses the
fingering pattern for many other scales.
C Major Scale
Notice that the left hand and right hand are different.
Here's the main pattern:
RH: 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 (back down goes: 5 4 3 2 1 3 2 1)
LH: 5 4 3 2 1 3 2 1 (back down goes: 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5)
Here's the video lesson:
After you learn
the C major scale, you should learn the G major scale. It has one sharp
(a black note). Instead of playing F, you need to play the black note
to the right of F - that's F#.
G Major Scale
Here are the rest of the major scales with their fingerings. (Reverse
them to go back down.)
D Major Scale
A Major Scale
E Major Scale
B Major Scale
F Major Scale
Bb Major Scale
Eb Major Scale
Ab Major Scale
Db Major Scale (also C# major scale)
Gb Major Scale (also F# major scale)
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