This lesson has been adapted from the fabulous original written by Christopher Sung.
The C Major Scale
The major scale is one of the most basic and well-known scales in Western music, and the C major scale is often
taught first because it consists of all the white keys on a piano. The notes in a C major scale are:
C D E F G A B
You may be familiar with sharps and flats (i.e. F# or Bb). The C major scale is the only major scale
that has no sharps or flats
. The easiest way to finger it is
In the example below, we play our C major scale over a repeating C major chord. Play it slowly until you get
it under your fingers, and then gradually increase the tempo.