D Major Scale starts on the note D and has 2 sharps in its form. Here are the notes which build up our D Major Scale:
D E F# G A B C# D
Diagrammatically, it is represented as below. Practice this scale in both ascending and descending orders before moving on to any other scale.
D Major Scale – Intervals & Degrees
Below is the division of various notes of D Major scale in intervals and degrees.
- Tonic – D (tonic)
- Major 2nd – E (supertonic)
- Major 3rd – F# (mediant)
- Perfect 4th – G (subdominant)
- Perfect 5th – A (dominant)
- Major 6th – B (submediant)
- Major 7th – C# (leading tone)
- Perfect 8th – D (octave)
Fingering this scale
- Left Hand: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 3, 2, 1
- Right Hand: 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Begin playing the scale with the thumb if you are right-handed, and the last finger if you are left-handed.