A Major & F♯ minor scale Banjo

Learn A Major scale on a Banjo the easy way. After learning about the role each note plays in A Major scale you’ll be able to play in the key of A on Banjos and on many more musical instruments.

  • A Major scale notes: A – B – C♯ – D – E – F♯ – G♯
  • F♯ minor scale notes: F♯ – G♯ – A – B – C♯ – D – E
  • F♯ minor scale is the Relative minor of A Major scale.
  • A Major scale has 3 sharps

A Major scale Modes

  • A Ionian: A – B – C♯ – D – E – F♯ – G♯
  • B Dorian: B – C♯ – D – E – F♯ – G♯ – A
  • C♯ Phrygian: C♯ – D – E – F♯ – G♯ – A – B
  • D Lydian: D – E – F♯ – G♯ – A – B – C♯
  • E Mixolydian: E – F♯ – G♯ – A – B – C♯ – D
  • F♯ Aeolian: F♯ – G♯ – A – B – C♯ – D – E
  • G♯ Locrian: G♯ – A – B – C♯ – D – E – F♯

A Major scale Diatonic Function

  • A is the Tonic.
  • B is the Supertonic.
  • C♯ is the Mediant.
  • D is the Subdominant.
  • E is the Dominant.
  • F♯ is the Submediant.
  • G♯ is the leading.

A Major scale (3#) Intervals & Diatonic Function table

Ionian Dorian Phrygian Lydian Mixolydian Aeolian Locrian
Tonic Supertonic Median Subdominant Dominant Submediant Leading
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
T T St T T T St
A B C♯ D E F♯ G♯ A

A Major and F♯ minor scale on a Banjo

A Major & F♯ minor scale notes on Banjo

A Major & F♯ minor scale notes on Banjo

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