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12: Major Scale 1-5

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Lesson 12: Major Scale 1-5

This lesson teaches the major scale, degrees 4 and 5.

Before taking this lesson, you should know: major scale degrees 1-2-3. You can test yourself with Lesson 11: Major 1-2-3 Games.

Here are the distances between degrees 1-5 of the major scale, adding degrees 4 and 5 to degrees 1-3 which you already know:

1
whole-
step
2
whole-
step
3
half-
step
4
whole-
step
5

Notice the half-step between degrees 3 and 4.

Now study the following examples. Make sure you understand why these scales contain these exact pitches:

1 2 3 4 5
F♯ major scale 1-5: F♯-G♯-A♯-B-C♯

1 2 3 4 5
A major scale 1-5: A-B-C♯-D-E

1 2 3 4 5
B♭ major scale 1-5: B♭-C-D-E♭-F

When you're sure you understand these examples, go on to Lesson 13: Major 1-5 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: 7th Chords
30: 7ths Games
31: Treble Staff
32: Treble Staff Game
33: Melody: Chord Tones
34: Pitch & Frequency

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