Print the scales free pdfs, and follow the study guide below to learn how to practice all scales in. Lets learn how to form a major scale on piano using a simple formula. Major scale table major scales are the foundation upon which all of the upcoming theory is going to be built. How to play all 12 major scales with the correct fingerings. Jan 17, 2017 the best way to practice all major scales is by using the circle of fifths. Compare the picture of the circle of 5ths below with the face of a. Tip 4 for piano scales, start with e major chopin used to teach his students this, as the hand naturally forms the correct shape in order to play c major and others properly.
Download free piano exercise sheets for 5finger major scales penta scales in 12 keys with tonic chords at the end. If you hear someone mention that a piano sonata by the composer and pianist franz schubert is played in a major, it means that it depends on the a scale. For instance in the key of c the pitches of scale are c d e f g a b c. A page of scales and chords for the piano in the key.
From each key on the piano you can start either a major or a minor scale. Scales, arpeggios and cadences, two octaves margaret denton, piano major scales, arpeggios, and cadences, 2 octaves these scales are arranged pianistically by groups according to fingering patterns to facilitate memorization harmonic form of the minor scale is shown. Music theory fundamentals 40 right hand fingerings above, left hand fingerings below. Piano major scales major scales are the most important piano scales. Free piano exercise 5finger major scales in 12 keys. C major scale g major scale d major scale a major scale e major scale b major scale f major scale bb major scale eb major scale ab major scale db major scale gb major scale. This pdf download sheet contains the modes of the major scale in all keys. Scroll down the page for the free pdf download links.
Permission granted for instruction or just for fun. If you dont want notes, here are picture scales with all the major scales plus fingering for each hand. Here they are, printable with fingering and study guide. Free printable sheet music for c major scale and arpeggio for piano. Each scale is provided as a separate pdf download with finger numbers above each note.
New products for beginner and easy piano sheet music. The formula is whole whole half whole whole whole half or wwhh. This type of scale has five notes per octave unlike a heptatonic scale which has seven notes. Oct 02, 2014 improve your technique with this tutorial where you will learn how to play all 12 major scales with the correct fingerings. Learn how to play all the 12 major scales on the piano, easily. The 12 major scales provide the foundation for further scales study. The best way to practice all major scales is by using the circle of fifths. Learn all 12 major scales for piano easily online piano coach.
Major, and f minor share no common pattern when played h. In addition, you should of course practice scales with your left hand, but in that case, you use some other fingerings. A wonderful foundational course for those that are just beginning to play and for those that may have played for a while but want to learn the correct. Printable piano music scales in all major and harmonic minor keys. Digital piano score scales in all major keys two octaves with fingering. If playback doesnt begin shortly, try restarting your device. C major scale and arpeggio free easy piano sheet music. Piano major scales fingerings for people that start to study piano and need a complete guide to scales. Every scale is explaned with its fingering, with the standar finghers numbering for right and left hand. All major scales illustrated with pictures including notes and fingerings. Major scales ii the sharp keys here are the seven sharp key major scales, written out for one and two octaves for pianists, along with piano fingerings. Unlike major and minor scales, the pentatonic has no semitones. Lets learn major and minor piano music scales in all keys.
We call scales relative if they share the same key signature. Major scales for piano c major 1 2 312 3 4 1 3 1 5 1 4 1 3 5 4 3 2 1 3 2 1 4 1 3 1 3 1 4 1 3 1 g major 12 3 12 34 1 31 5 14 5 4 3 2 1 3 2 1 4 1 3 1 4 1 1 d major 12 3 1 2 34 1. You can printout the pdf below which is all major scale for practise at the piano. All the scales here are in one octave, but you can of course practice each piano scale in as many octaves and in any tempo you like.
Scales, arpeggios and cadences, two octaves margaret denton, piano no group b. This course is for anyone that is serious about learning to play the piano. Print and download the major scales sheet music composed by etudes arranged for piano. So to form major piano music scales, you start with. Best sellers for beginner and easy piano sheet music. In this course warren does an excellent job teaching the scales for all 12 major keys and the fingering for each key. To avoid this, cancel and sign in to youtube on your computer. Natural, harmonic and melodic forms about minor scales. Major pentatonic scale the major pentatonic scale shares five notes with the major scale. Etudes the major scales sheet music piano solo in c major.
The imagery of the scales on the keyboard is particularly important for any pianist wanting to master the instrument. Piano scales 12 major keys with standard fingering piano street. The pentatonic scale pentatonic scales have only five notes penta means five. All 12 major scales share the same pattern of whole and half steps between the notes. The scale in all keys can be downloaded as a pdffile.
C major fingering group thumbs together group same fingering group no group. Print and download in pdf or midi piano major scales fingerings. Music tech teacher music worksheets and puzzles for students. Our students learn to read, write, compose and publish music. Piano scales exercises practice scales with both hands.
Public domain the scales are broken down into 6 groups. To understand how to form music scales, you need to understand the concept of whole steps and half steps. The circle of fifths is a very useful diagram which shows us what keys are most closely related to each other. We provide downloads for common scales including major, the three minor scales natural, harmonic, and melodic, the blues scale, and others. Minor scales are built on the 6th scale degree of a major scale.
Our site includes quizzes, worksheets, lessons and resources for teachers and students interested in using technology to enhance music education. Music tech teacher, music worksheets, pdfs and theory lessons. Take time to learn these scales so that you can play them by memory without the music. Natural, harmonic, and melodic forms margaret denton, piano minor scales. Minor scales cheat sheet harmonic minor raise the 7th scale degree melodic minor raise the 6th and 7th scale degree ascending, revert to natural minor descending. The most common scales when playing the piano, are major and minor scales. Just like multiplication tables need to be memorized, major scales and the key signatures that they generate have to be learned and. Nov 18, 2008 at the piano db major is actually far easier to play than c major.
The modes of the major scale play a fundamental role in jazz improvisation. Videos you watch may be added to the tvs watch history and influence tv recommendations. When a question asks which scale has a certain number of black notes, its referring to the number of different black notes. Examples of heptatonic scales are the major scale and the minor scale.
These are important exercises you can do to get familiar with each shape of all 5finger major scales major penta scales. A concept a day series continues with this valentinethemed 1 page major scales printable. These make great handouts for piano teachers to use with students. Here ive organised them in groups of fingering rather than. Piano major scales fingerings sheet music for piano. Download our free pdf versions of each scale with fingering. All scales are made with a specific pattern of whole steps tones and half steps semitones. Learn how to play piano chords, notes, scales, proper finger. Chapter 6 major scales and key signatures 119 the circle of 5ths the circle of 5 ths is simply the twelve different notes on the piano keyboard seven white keys and.662 1057 971 1527 491 972 110 1460 1370 399 225 1386 1560 1534 588 965 155 969 1518 649 807 488 1285 1552 1296 314 295 1237 82 928 1312 1454 969 1501 1640 762 1448 1101 177 925 261 1443