 # Major Scale Construction The Major Scale Formulae Constructing

• Slides: 33 Major Scale Construction The Major Scale Formulae Constructing The C Major Scale constructing a major scale constructing a major scale The major scale is made up of a sequence of whole step and half step intervals major scale formulae root to 2 nd =whole step 2 nd to 3 rd =whole step 3 rdto 4 th =half step 4 th to 5 th =whole step 5 th to 6 th =whole step 6 th to 7 th =whole step 7 th to root =half step major scale formulae whole step half step whole step half step constructing the C major scale The root note of C C rise a whole step to the note C nd 2 the 2 nd = D C D rise a whole step to the 3 rd note C D the 3 rd = E C D E rise a half step to the 4 th note C D E the 4 th = F C D E F rise a whole step to the note C D E F G th 5 the 5 th = G C D E F G rise a whole step to the note C D E F G th 6 the 6 th note = A C D E F G A rise a whole step to the note C D E F G A th 7 The 7 th note = B C D E F G A B rise a half step to the root C D E F G A B we are back to C again C D E F G A B C checklist for scale construction • Letter names (A to G) appear in alphabetic sequence • Each letter name appears only once (apart from the root note which is found on the first and last note of each scale) • Keys contain either #’s or b’s (never both) Constructing Other Major Scales C D E F G A B C If we can use the formulae above to create a major scale starting from a note of C then we can use it to construct more major scales starting from other notes? The G Major Scale G The G Major Scale G A B C D E F# G The F Major Scale F The F Major Scale F G A Bb C D E F The D Major Scale D The D Major Scale D E F# G A B C# D The Bb Major Scale Bb The Bb Major Scale Bb C D Eb F G A Bb constructing the C major scale constructing a major scale