1 Music Theory – 1B Major Scales


In this lesson we will learn:

  • To create a major scale starting on any key

The major scale is the most common and useful scale we can learn. Below I have given different approaches to learning the scale. Find the one that best suits you! At first it is good to learn the semitone pattern by heart and with time try to adapt the numeric pattern for learning scales (and later chords). All examples are in the key of C.


THE MAJOR SCALE

C major scale

Semitone approach

Start on any key and use the following guideline of semitones:

2-2-1-2-2-2-1

Numeric approach

Start on any key and use the following numeric pattern:

1-2-3-4-5-6-7-1



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