The major scale is one of the first things taught when learning to play an instrument. It consists of seven notes plus an additional note – the first of the seven notes at a higher octave. The major scale notes are what we know as do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do. It is important to learn how to read these major scales, especially for beginners. This is the base for other lessons in learning music.
Learn to play and read the major scale by reading below:
The major scale. For learning the major scale, you can use a piano as reference. The first key of the major scale is ‘C’ or ‘Do’. This is the middle key on the whole piano. The entire major scale is C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C. On the piano, these keys are all next to each other, starting from the middle key, which is ‘C’. Remember not to play the sharps or the black keys. These major notes are all white keys.
Notes on the G-clef. These basic major notes fall on the G-clef staff. The staff consists of 5 lines and 4 spaces. You should read the notes from the bottom going up, with each major note alternating between a space and a line. The first note, which is ‘C’, falls on the second space of the staff from the bottom. ‘D’ is on the third line, ‘E’ on the third space from the bottom, ‘E’ on the fourth line from the bottom, ‘F’ on the fourth line from the bottom, ‘G’ on the topmost line, ‘A’ on the space above the top line and ‘B’ on the line above the fifth line from the bottom. You will see that these notes overlap with the F-clef.
This is the information that you need to know when reading and playing the ‘C’ major scale, which is the most basic. There are many other major scales that you need to learn so that you can advance in playing your instrument. For more information on playing and reading the major scale, you can visit the websites that are listed below:
cnx.org - This webpage will teach you about the major keys and scales. There are detailed explanations and sound samples so that you can easily understand how to read and play major scales. View the diagrams that they have so that you can see how the notes go on the musical staff.
pianominds.com - This website will show you how you can learn the 12 major scales in piano. The article will teach you how you can play and read the different scales with the use of piano diagrams. This will make it easier for you to learn since you can see how it is played on the piano.
These are some of the options that you have if you are trying to read
and play the major scales on a piano. However, it is still better to
learn from an instructor. Look for someone who can teach you how to read
and play or enroll in some classes to get better at playing faster.