(ALL) The 12 Major Scales Formula & Pattern

Introduction

Today, Amsterdam Music Lessons will help you learn major scales in music and its magic formula/pattern. Major music scales is one of the most important concepts in music theory. It will help you understand aspects like "key", "music grades" or harmony, but also they will help you improvise or improve your instrument technique. Learn these pattern and master all of them!

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Definition of Major Scale in Music

A major scale is a sequence of successive notes that forms one specific pattern or formula

All the major scales has the same Formula or Pattern

The secret formula for a major scale is:

T-S-T-T-S-T-T

T=Tone (whole-tone)
S=Semi-tone (half-tone)

Major scale pattern:

G major music scale

2 Types of major scales

Major scales with flats (b)

All music scales that has the term “flat (b)” in its name is a major scale with flat. With the only exception of F Major, which doesn’t have the term “flat (b)” on its name but scale itself has one flat

Major scales with sharps (#)

All music scales that doesn’t have the term “flat (b)” in its name is a major scale with sharps (#). With the only exception of F Major, which doesn’t have the term “flat (b)” on its name but the scale itself has one flat

C major doesn't have any flat or sharp!

Learn all the major scales in music theory

In music theory we use the Key Signature to show the main scale in which the piece will be played. Yes, most of the pieces, especially in modern music, are written in only one scale, meaning that if you know how to play that scale you will be able to improvise and make your playing sound good automatically!

C Major Scale (C Major)

C major scale has no sharps or flats

c major music scale

G Major Scale (G Major)

G major scale has one sharp: F#, written at the beginning of that music scale

G major music scale 2

F Major Scale (F Major)

F major scale has one flat: Bb, written at the beginning of that music scale

f major scale

D Major Scale (D Major)

D major scale has two sharps: F# and C#, written at the beginning of that music scale

d major scale

B flat Major Scale (Bb Major)

Bb major scale has two flats: Bb and Eb, written at the beginning of that music scale

b flat major scale

A Major Scale (A Major)

A major scale has three sharps: F#, C# and G#, written at the beginning of that music scale

a major scale

E flat Major Scale (Eb Major)

Eb major scale has three flats: Bb, Eb and Ab, written at the beginning of that music scale

e flat major scale

E Major Scale (E Major)

E major scale has four sharps: F#, C#, G# D#, written at the beginning of that music scale

e major scale

A flat Major Scale (Ab Major)

A flat mejor scale has four flats: Bb, Eb, Ab and Db, written at the beginning of that music scale

a flat major scale

B Major Scale (B Major)

B major scale has five sharps: F#, C#, G# D# and A#, written at the beginning of that music scale

b major scale

D flat Major Scale (Db Major)

Db major scale has five flats: Bb, Eb, Ab, Db and Gb, written at the beginning of that music scale

d flat major scale

G flat Major Scale (Gb Major)

Gb major scale has five flats: Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb and Cb, written at the beginning of that music scale

g flat major scale

Learn more about music scales

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