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C Sharp Major Scale (C♯ Major Scale)

C♯ – D♯ – E♯ – F♯ – G♯ – A♯ – B♯ – C♯ are the notes of the C sharp major scale.

Notes of the C Sharp Major Scale on a piano keyboard and in ascending order on a staff:

c sharp major scale

C Sharp Major Key Signature

The key signature of C sharp major scale has 7 sharps:F♯, C♯, G♯, D♯, A♯, E♯ and B♯.

C sharp major scale is the relative major of A sharp minor scale C sharp major and A sharp minor scales have the same sharp key signature.

Sharp Key signatures

C Sharp Major Diatonic Chords

These are the seven major scale diatonic chords that come from the C sharp major scale.

c sharp major diatonic chords

I. C♯ – E♯ – G♯ (C♯ major chord)

ii. D♯ – F♯ – A♯ (D♯ minor chord)

iii. E♯ – G♯ – B♯ (E♯ minor chord) *Notice that E♯ and F are enharmonic equivalents. F minor chord is used more commonly than E♯ minor chord.

IV. F♯ – A♯ – C♯ (F♯ major chord)

V. G♯ – B♯ – D♯ (G♯ major chord) *Notice that G♯ and A♭ are enharmonic equivalents, and A♭ major chord is used more commonly than G♯ major chord.

vi. A♯ – C♯ – E♯ (A♯ minor chord)

viiº. B♯ – D♯ – F♯ (B♯ diminished chord) *Notice that B♯ and C are enharmonic equivalents. C diminished chord is used more commonly than B♯ diminished chord.

These are the chords that are diatonic to the C sharp major scale. They make a harmonic sound for music in the same key.

 

Enharmonic Major Scales

C Sharp Major and D Flat Major Scales are enharmonic major scales. They have the same pitches but have different note names.

D Flat Major Scale (D♭ Major Scale)

D♭ – E♭ – F – G♭ – A♭ – B♭ – C – D♭ are the notes of the D flat major scale.

Notes of the D Flat Major Scale on a piano keyboard and in ascending order on a staff:

d flat major scale

D Flat Major Key Signature

The key signature of D flat major scale has 5 flats: B♭, E♭, A♭, D♭ and G♭.

D flat major scale is the relative major of B flat minor scale D flat major and B flat minor scales have the same flat key signature.

Flat Key signatures

 

D Flat Major Diatonic Chords

These are the seven major scale diatonic chords that come from the D flat major scale.

d flat major diatonic chords

I.  D♭ – F – A♭ (D♭ major chord)

ii.  E♭ – G♭ – B♭ (E♭ minor chord)

iii.  F – A♭ – C (F minor chord)

IV.  G♭ – B♭ – D♭ (G♭ major chord)

V. A♭ – C – E♭ (A♭ major chord)

vi.  B♭ – D♭ – F (B♭ minor chord)

viiº.  C – E♭ – G♭ (C diminished chord)

These are the chords that are diatonic to the D flat major scale. They make a harmonic sound for music in the same key.

 

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