C Major Scale starts on the note C of the piano and is the simplest note to play. It does not have any sharps in its form. Here are the notes which build up our C Major Scale:
C D E F G A B C
Below you will find the diagrammatic representation of the scale. If you have a piano with you, practice this note on the instrument until the time you master it in both ascending and descending orders.
C Major Scale – Intervals & Degrees
Since it is a major scale, it will have perfect intervals and major intervals. Below is the division of various notes of C Major scale in intervals and degrees.
- Tonic – C (tonic)
- Major 2nd – D (supertonic)
- Major 3rd – E (mediant)
- Perfect 4th – F (subdominant)
- Perfect 5th – G (dominant)
- Major 6th – A (submediant)
- Major 7th – B (leading tone)
- Perfect 8th – C (octave)
Fingering this scale
- Left Hand: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 3, 2, 1
- Right Hand: 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
If you are right-handed, you will begin the note C with the thumb. And if you are left-handed, you will start with the last finger. Then follow the pattern mentioned above.