Music Theory Lesson

Major Scale Tones

Difficulty: beginner

By: Nate Dean

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Knowing numbers (the numbers of the major scale) is the pre-requisite knowledge for most intermediate and advanced skills. These skills include building chords, switching keys, understanding chord progressions, adding non-diatonic notes into solos, etc.

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C Major Scale with Numbered Scale Tones

C Major Scale

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"R" stands for "root," the key center and 1st note of the scale. Press the buttons above to explore the scale tones.