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9: Major Scale 1-2-3

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Lesson 9: Major Scale 1-2-3

This lesson teaches the major scale (the first 3 degrees).

Before taking this lesson, you should know what a scale is, from Lesson 8: Scales.

The rule for the first three degrees of a major scale is simple: they're each a whole-step apart:

1
whole-
step
2
whole-
step
3

Here are some examples of the 1-2-3 degrees of some major scales:

1 2 3
G♭ major scale 1-2-3: G♭-A♭-B♭

1 2 3
"A" major scale 1-2-3: A-B-C♯

1 2 3
B♭ major scale 1-2-3: B♭-C-D

Next:
Practice these scale degrees in Lesson 10: Major 1-2-3 Games.

Lessons

1: Introduction
2: Practicing Songwriting
3: Pitch Names
4: Letters Game
5: Sharps & Flats
6: Half-Steps & Whole-Steps
7: Steps Game
8: Scales
9: Major Scale 1-2-3
10: Major 1-2-3 Games
11: Major Scale 1-5
12: Major 1-5 Games
13: Chords: Major Triads
14: Major Triad Games
15: Minor Triads
16: Minor Triad Games
17: Major Scale 1-8
18: Major Scale Games
19: Keys
20: Roman Numeral Chords
21: Scales Above 8
22: Diatonic Triads
23: Using Diatonics
24: Tonic Function
25: Subdominant & Dominant
26: Diatonic Function Analysis
27: Natural Minor Scale
28: Natural Minor Games
29: Minor Key Triads
30: 7th Chords
31: 7ths Games
32: Suspended-4th Chords
33: Time: Beats & Measures
34: Starting a Song: Hook Chords
35: Melody: Chord Tones
36: Treble Staff
37: Treble Staff Game
38: Note Lengths
39: Tied & Dotted Notes
40: Rhythm: Rests
41: Key Signatures
42: Diatonic 7ths
43: Non-Root-Bass Chords
44: Major Pentatonic Scale
45: Embellishing Tones
46: Melody Rhythm: Rolling Stone
47: Pitch & Frequency

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