Piano Major ScalesMajor Scales on Piano

Learn how to play the major scale on piano in every key, with pictures and notes for each key. The major scale is the most fundamental scale for that uplifting tone that can sound anything from super happy, to empowering, all the way to heroic and noble.

The formula to build a Major Scale in any key is as follows:

The Major Scale formula = W-W-h-W-W-W-h

The Diatonic Chords of the Major Scale (in any key) are:

  1. Major
  2. minor
  3. minor
  4. Major
  5. Major
  6. minor
  7. diminished

A Major

A Major Scale on Piano

A, B, C#, D, E, F#, G#, A

A#/Bb Major

A# or Bb Major Scale on Piano

Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G, A, Bb

B Major

B Major Scale on Piano

B, C#, D#, E, F#, G#, A#, B

C Major

C Major Scale on Piano

C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C

C#/Db Major

C# or Db Major Scale on Piano

Db, Eb, F, Gb, Ab, Bb, C, Db

D Major

D Major Scale on Piano

D, E, F#, G, A, B, C#, D

D#/Eb Major

D# or Eb Major Scale on Piano

Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb, C, D, Eb

E Major

E Major Scale on Piano

E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, D#, E

F Major

F Major Scale on Piano

F, G, A, Bb, C, D, E, F

F#/Gb Major

F# or Gb Major Scale on Piano

F#, G#, A#, B, C#, D#, F, F#

G Major

G Major Scale on Piano

G, A, B, C, D, E, F#, G

G#/Ab Major

G# or Ab Major Scale on Piano

Ab, Bb, C, Db, Eb, F, G, Ab


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