C Major & A minor scale Piano

C Major scale is a diatonic scale (7 notes scale) and is the most fundamental scale of the 12 major scales in western music. The seven notes that make up C Major scale are C, D, E, F, G, A and B.

  • 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 Diatonic Function, Modes & Intervals

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:

  • 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 notes on a Piano

This is what the music notes of C major scale and A minor scale look like on a piano/keyboard. Use this C major/A minor scale chart to create chords and melodies on a piano/keyboard.

C Major scale 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

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