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11: Major Scale 1-2-3

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Lesson 11: Major Scale 1-2-3

If you understand the basic facts about scales, from Lesson 10: Scales, then you're ready to learn about the major scale. The major scale is the most "fundamental" scale type, and is the foundation for learning about chords and other scale types.

Let's start with just the first 3 degrees of the major scale. The rule for these first three degrees 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

When you're sure you understand these examples, go on to Lesson 12: Major 1-2-3 Games to practice and test yourself.

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Lessons

1: Introduction
2: Teaching Yourself
3: Pitch & Keyboard
4: Pitch Names
5: Letters Game
6: Sharps & Flats
7: Half-Steps
8: Whole-Steps
9: Steps Game
10: Scales
11: Major Scale 1-2-3
12: Major 1-2-3 Games
13: Major Scale 1-5
14: Major 1-5 Games
15: Chords: Major Triads
16: Major Triad Games
17: Minor Triads
18: Minor Triad Games
19: Major Scale 1-8
20: Major Scale Games
21: Scales Above 8
22: What Next
23: Keys
24: Roman Numeral Chords
25: Diatonic Triads
26: Using Diatonics
27: Treble Staff
28: Treble Staff Game
29: Pitch & Frequency

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