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D Major Scale

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

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

d major scale

D Major Key Signature

The key signature of D major scale has 2 sharps: F♯ and C♯.

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

Sharp Key signatures

 

D Major Diatonic Chords

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

d major diatonic chords

I.  D – F♯ – A (D major chord)

ii.  E – G – B (E minor chord)

iii.  F♯ – A – C♯ (F Sharp 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 Sharp diminished chord)

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

 

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