A Major Scale

A Major Scale starts on the note A consists of 3 Sharps. Here are the notes which build up our A Major Scale:

A B C# D E F# G# A+

Here is a Diagrammatic representation of the scale. If you have a piano with you, then go ahead and give this try in both ascending and descending order.

a major scale on piano

 

A Major Scale – Intervals & Degrees

  • Tonic – A (tonic)
  • Major 2nd – B (supertonic)
  • Major 3rd – C# (mediant)
  • Perfect 4th – D (subdominant)
  • Perfect 5th – E (dominant)
  • Major 6th – F# (submediant)
  • Major 7th – G# (leading tone)
  • Perfect 8th – A+ (octave)

Fingering this scale

  • Left Hand: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 3, 2, 1
  • Right Hand: 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Example – If you are right-handed, then you will play the note A (with Thumb), B (index finger) and so on.