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Lesson 10: 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 9: 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

When you're sure you understand these examples, go on to Lesson 11: Major 1-2-3 Games to practice and test yourself.

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Lessons

1: Introduction
2: Practicing Songwriting
3: Pitch Names
4: Letters Game
5: Sharps & Flats
6: Half-Steps
7: Whole-Steps
8: Steps Game
9: Scales
10: Major Scale 1-2-3
11: Major 1-2-3 Games
12: Major Scale 1-5
13: Major 1-5 Games
14: Chords: Major Triads
15: Major Triad Games
16: Minor Triads
17: Minor Triad Games
18: Major Scale 1-8
19: Major Scale Games
20: Scales Above 8
21: What Next
22: Keys
23: Roman Numeral Chords
24: Diatonic Triads
25: Using Diatonics
26: Tonic Function
27: Subdominant & Dominant
28: Diatonic Function Analysis
29: Melody: Chord Tones
30: Treble Staff
31: Treble Staff Game
32: Time: Beats & Measures
33: Note Lengths
34: Tied & Dotted Notes
35: Rhythm: Rests
36: 7th Chords
37: 7ths Games
38: Pitch & Frequency

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