Major Scale


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Major Scale
A major scale is a type of musical scale that consists of seven different pitches, separated by whole and half steps. It is the most common scale used in Western music and is considered the foundation of tonal music. The notes of the major scale are arranged in a pattern of whole step, whole step, half step, whole step, whole step, whole step, half step. For example, in the key of C major, the notes of the scale are C, D, E, F, G, A, and B. This pattern of whole and half steps is what gives the major scale its characteristic sound. An analogy to help you understand the concept of major scale is that it is like a set of stairs, with a few steps being higher or lower than others. The higher and lower steps represent the whole and half steps of the scale. A fun fact about the major scale is that when it is played in the key of C, it is the only scale that does not contain any black keys on the piano. Hope this helps!