All 12 Major Scales

All Twelve Major Scales from C through to B
This is one of the most common scales used in music today, the biggest problem people have with learning a new scale is the fingering, so I’m going to show you the most common fingering for each of the major scales over two octaves, the scale that I’m covering here, is the one that everyone knows, if you’re playing it in C then it goes from C to C hitting only the white notes.



OK so on to the fingering,
C has no sharps or flats so you just play all the white notes.
C going up in the RH (RH is short for right hand) is 123 1234 123 12345 then coming back down it’s the same, unless I say otherwise coming back down is always the same so I’ll only give you the fingering for going up. Going up in the LH (LH is short for left hand) is 54321 321 4321 321

G has an F sharp in its key signature
so don’t forget to hit an F sharp instead of an F
RH 123 1234 123 12345
LH 54321 321 4321 321

D has two sharps in its key signature and they are F and C
RH 123 1234 123 12345
LH 54321 321 4321 321

A has three sharps and they are F, C, and G
RH 123 1234 123 12345
LH 54321 321 4321 321

E has four sharps and they are F, C, G, and D
RH 123 1234 123 12345
LH 54321 321 4321 321

B has five sharps and they are F, C, G, D, A,
RH 123 1234 123 12345
LH 4321 4321 321 4321



OK so now that we’ve done all of the keys with sharps in them let’s go on to the ones with flats.





F has a B flat in its key signature
so make sure you hit a B flat instead of a B
RH 1234 123 1234 1234
LH 54321 321 4321 321

B flat has two flats and they are B and E
RH 2123 1234 123 1234
LH 321 4321 321 43212

E flat has three flats and they are B, E, A
RH 2 1234 123 1234 123
LH 321 4321 321 4321 2

A flat has four flats and they are B, E, A, D
RH 23 123 1234 123 123
LH 321 4321 321 4321 2

D flat has five flats and they are B, E, A, D, G
RH 23 1234 123 1234 12
LH 321 4321 321 4321 2

G flat has six flats and they are B, E, A, D, G, C
RH 234 123 1234 123 12
LH 4321 321 4321 321 2

Well that’s all of them so I hope you have the information that you need now to get practicing on those major scales, if you want an easy way of remembering the order of sharps it’s (fat cats get drunk at every bar) F C G D A E B and for the flats, remember it’s the word bead followed by g and c so you get B E A D G C.

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