Major Scales - Circle Of Fifths

Difficulty: beginner

The Major scale consists of seven distinct notes, plus an eighth which duplicates the first an octave higher. The pattern of intervals for the Major scale is:

Whole, Whole, Half, Whole, Whole, Whole, Half

Let's take a look at 7 Major scale patterns starting with C (no sharps or flats) up to C# (7 sharps) following the Circle of Fifths.

C Major scale