All 12 Major Scales

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All 12 Major scales & Key signatures

Now here are all the 12 major scales since we now know how to get them.

Remember it’s still the same tonic solfa D,R,M,F,S,L,T,D we all know but in this case I am using the alphabets of music to represent the 7 unique notes (remember the last note is always a repetition of the starting note).

The number of flats or sharps that any key below possess is what we know as KEY SIGNATURES.

C major

C – D – E – F – G – A – B – [C]

 

Db major

Db – Eb – F – Gb – Ab – Bb – C – [Db]

 

D major

D – E – F# – G – A – B – C# – [D]

 

Eb major

Eb – F – G – Ab – Bb – C – D – [Eb]

 

E major

E – F# – G# – A – B – C# – D# – [E]

 

F major

F – G – A – Bb – C – D – E – [F]

 

Gb major

Gb – Ab – Bb – Cb – Db – Eb – F – [Gb]

 

G major

G – A – B – C – D – E – F# – [G]

 

Ab major

Ab –Bb – C – Db – Eb – F – G – [Ab]

 

A major

A – B – C# – D – E – F# – G# – [A]

 

Bb major

Bb – C – D – Eb – F – G – A – [Bb]

 

B major

B – C# – D# – E – F# – G# – A# – [B]

 

Please note that strict music theory argues that we have more than 12 Major scales which is theoretically correct because of the concept of enharmonics as key Db is totally different from C# (explained in the previous How Keys are Named lessons), however for the sake that they exist on same position on the keyboard we are just going to use a particular name for it “Db”.

Remember that we said we choose the flat names alone for black keys to remove confusion on imaginary keys like G# or D# when naming the black keys.

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