Building the F Major Scale


A quick reminder of the system for building a scale

  1. Write down the musical alphabet starting on the first letter of the scale you are trying to build (F, in this case)
  2. When you reach G, start over at the beginning of the alphabet (A)
  3. When you have a total of eight notes, stop.
  4. Look at the circle to determine the number of sharps or flats.
  5. Plug in the accidentals (sharps/flats) to the alphabet letters that you wrote down in step 1.
  6. You have your major scale.

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Check out the video below for a demonstration on how to build the F major scale!