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The Group 5 Major Scales


This series of twelve pages presents the build-up to reliably playing the twelve major scales with two hands over one octave.

The series link in the RH nav is "The Twelve Major Scales". Use the table below to access the individual major scales.

The Twelve
Major Scales

C

F

G

Bb

D

Eb

A

Ab

E

Db

B

Gp5

F#


The three Group 5 scales

Three major scales - D flat, F sharp/G flat and B majors - use all five black keys.

The difference between them is, which two white keys they use.

Link through to revise the Group Five scale fingering - this page only hosts the build-up and practice routines.

The D flat major scale

D flat major. Five flats: B flat, E flat, A flat, D flat and G flat and C flat.

  • A Group 5 scale (both hands); finger 2 & 3 on the group of two black keys, 2, 3 & 4 on the group of three black keys.
  • White keys: C and F

Work up to a reliable performance by following the video below.

NOTE: D flat major has also been offered as:

  • RH Group 3 scale (thumbs on F and C)
  • LH Group 4 scale (LH3 on tonic, 3 + 4 + LH2 over to finish.

Link through to the other D flat major scale page.

The F sharp major scale

F sharp major. Six sharps: F sharp, C sharp, G sharp, D sharp, A sharp and E sharp.

  • A Group 5 scale (both hands); finger 2 & 3 on the group of two black keys, 2, 3 & 4 on the group of three black keys.
  • White keys: C flat and F

Work up to a reliable performance by following the video below.

Enharmonic keys

Music played in the key of F sharp major (six sharps) could equally well be notated (written down) in G flat major (six flats).

G flat major. Six flats: B flat, E flat, A flat and D flat, G flat and C flat.

  • A Group 5 scale (both hands); finger 2 & 3 on the group of two black keys, 2, 3 & 4 on the group of three black keys.
  • White keys: C flat and F

The build-up and practice routine is exactly as for F sharp major, above.

The B major scale

B major. Five sharps: F sharp, C sharp, G sharp, D sharp and A sharp.

  • A Group 5 scale (both hands); finger 2 & 3 on the group of two black keys, 2, 3 & 4 on the group of three black keys.
  • White keys: B and E.

Work up to a reliable performance by following the video below.

NOTE: B major has also been offered as:

  • RH Group 1 scale (group of 3 plus group of 5).

The Twelve
Major Scales

C

F

G

Bb

D

Eb

A

Ab

E

Db

B

Gp5

F#



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