13. Major Scales Exercises
Grade 1 exercise 13 major scales
With four major scales introduced in this first grade we are able to cover major scales which use
sharps, also major scales which use flats. But the first scale we talked about in the lesson was C
major, this scale does not require either sharps or flats.
One question which may be asked is, What is a major scale?
The answer to this question would be, a major scale is a run of eight notes using tones and
semitone intervals. The important part of a major scale is where the semitones fall. If you get the
tones and semitones in the correct places of the major scale you can begin the scale on any key.
All major scales have two pairs of semitones and they always fall in the same place, this keeps the
major scale sounding the same whichever note you start on.
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To continue with this exercise you will find it on page 63 of the exercise book.
The complete exercise can be viewed within music theory grade one.
Once you have worked through the lessons of major scales in grade one, you will have found the
diagrams of each major scale. These diagrams have been created to give you the clearest view possible
in explaining how the major scale is built. Showing where the tones and semitones of each major scale
You will have noticed there are two pairs of semitones in every major scale, they always fall
between the 3rd- 4th degree also between the 7th -8th degree. This is true of every major scale,
whatever the number of sharps or flats are within the scale.
The main part for you now is to practice writing the major scales, becoming used to adding
sharps or flats
and seeing for yourself where the semitones lies.
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