D Major & B minor scale Banjo

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

  • D Major scale notes: D – E – F♯ – G – A – B – C♯
  • B minor scale notes: B – C♯ – D – E – F♯ – G – A
  • B minor scale is the Relative minor of D Major scale.
  • D Major scale has 2 sharps

D Major scale Modes

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

D Major scale Diatonic Function

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

D Major scale (2#) 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
D E F♯ G A B C♯ D

D Major and B minor scale on a Banjo

D Major & B minor scale notes on Banjo

D Major & B minor scale notes on Banjo

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