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 – 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.