C Major & A minor scale Mandolin

C Major scale (0♯)

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

  • C Major scale notes: C – D – E – F – G – A – B
  • A minor scale notes: A – B – C – D – E – F – G
  • A minor scale is the Relative minor of C Major scale.
  • C Major scale has 0 sharps.

C Major scale Modes, Intervals & Diatonic Function

C Major scale Modes:

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

C Major scale Diatonic Function:

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

C Major scale Modes, 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
C D E F G A B C

C Major scale Mandolin Diagrams

C Major and A minor scale on a Mandolin

C Major & A minor scale notes on Mandolin fretboard

C Major & A minor scale notes on Mandolin fretboard