G major scale for piano

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G major scale for piano

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The key of G major has 1 sharp which is F sharp.  A useful way to remember the order of sharps is to remember a sentence or phrase that will nudge your memory of the order of sharps.  There are many sentences and phrases used but my favourite is:

Fat Cats Go Down And Eat Bacon

(The order of sharps is the order of flats in reverse, Bad Elephants Always Drink Good Coffee First)

The notes of the G major scale are:

G     A     B     C     D     E     F sharp     G

  1. Note 1 or 1st degree:  G – which moves one tone or whole step to
  2. Note 2 or 2nd degree: A – which moves one tone or whole step to
  3. Note 3 or 3rd degree: B – which moves one semitone or half step to
  4. Note 4 or 4th degree: C – which moves up on tone or whole step to
  5. Note 5 or 5th degree: D – which moves up on tone or whole step to
  6. Note 6 or 6th degree: E – which moves up one tone or whole step to
  7. Note 7 or 7th degree: F sharp – which moves up one semitone or half step to
  8. Note 8 (also note 1):  G,  one octave up from the starting first note of the scale

Below are the piano notes, sheet music and suggested fingerings of the G major scale

G major scale for piano
G major scale for piano

F sharp major scale for piano

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F sharp major scale for piano

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The key of F sharp major has 6 sharps which are F sharp, C sharp, G sharp, D sharp, A sharp and E sharp.  A useful way to remember the order of sharps is to remember a sentence or phrase that will nudge your memory of the order of sharps.  There are many sentences and phrases used but my favourite is:

Fat Cats Go Down And Eat Bacon

(The order of sharps is the order of flats in reverse, Bad Elephants Always Drink Good Coffee First)

The notes of the F sharp major scale are:

F sharp     G sharp     A sharp     B     C sharp     D sharp     E sharp     F sharp

  1. Note 1 or 1st degree:  F sharp – which moves one tone or whole step to
  2. Note 2 or 2nd degree: G sharp – which moves one tone or whole step to
  3. Note 3 or 3rd degree: A sharp – which moves one semitone or half step to
  4. Note 4 or 4th degree: B – which moves up on tone or whole step to
  5. Note 5 or 5th degree: C sharp – which moves up on tone or whole step to
  6. Note 6 or 6th degree: D sharp – which moves up one tone or whole step to
  7. Note 7 or 7th degree: E sharp – which moves up one semitone or half step to
  8. Note 8 (also note 1): F sharp – one octave up from the starting first note of the scale

Below are the piano notes, sheet music and suggested fingerings of the F sharp major scale for piano

F sharp major scale for piano
F sharp major scale for piano

F major scale for piano

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F major scale for piano

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Kawai CS10 Hybrid Digital Piano

The key of F major has 1 flat which is B flat.  A useful way to remember the order of flats is to remember a sentence or phrase that will nudge your memory of the order of flats.  There are many sentences and phrases used but my favourite is:

Bad Elephants Always Drink Good Coffee First

(The order of flats is the order of sharps in reverse, Fat Cats Go Down And Eat Bacon)

The notes of the F major scale are:

F     G     A     B flat     C     D     E     F

  1. Note 1 or 1st degree:  F – which moves one tone or whole step to
  2. Note 2 or 2nd degree: G – which moves one tone or whole step to
  3. Note 3 or 3rd degree: A – which moves one semitone or half step to
  4. Note 4 or 4th degree: B flat – which moves up on tone or whole step to
  5. Note 5 or 5th degree: C – which moves up on tone or whole step to
  6. Note 6 or 6th degree: D – which moves up one tone or whole step to
  7. Note 7 or 7th degree: E – which moves up one semitone or half step to
  8. Note 8 (also note 1): F, one octave up from the starting first note of the scale

Below are the piano notes, sheet music and suggested fingerings of the F major scale

F major scale for piano
F major scale for piano

E major scale for piano

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E major scale for piano

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Kawai CS10 Hybrid Digital Piano

The key of E major has 4 sharps which are F sharp, C sharp, G sharp and D sharp.  A useful way to remember the order of sharps is to remember a sentence or phrase that will nudge your memory of the order of sharps.  There are many sentences and phrases used but my favourite is:

Fat Cats Go Down And Eat Bacon

(The order of sharps is the order of flats in reverse, Bad Elephants Always Drink Good Coffee First)

The notes of the E major scale are:

E     F sharp     G sharp     A     B     C sharp     D sharp     E 

  1. Note 1 or 1st degree:  E – which moves one tone or whole step to
  2. Note 2 or 2nd degree: F sharp – which moves one tone or whole step to
  3. Note 3 or 3rd degree: G sharp – which moves one semitone or half step to
  4. Note 4 or 4th degree: A – which moves up on tone or whole step to
  5. Note 5 or 5th degree: B – which moves up on tone or whole step to
  6. Note 6 or 6th degree: C sharp – which moves up one tone or whole step to
  7. Note 7 or 7th degree: D sharp – which moves up one semitone or half step to
  8. Note 8 (also note 1): E, one octave up from the starting first note of the scale

Below are the piano notes, sheet music and suggested fingerings of the E major scale

E major scale for piano
E major scale for piano

E flat major scale for piano

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E flat major scale for piano

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Kawai CS10 Hybrid Digital Piano

The key of E flat major has 3 flats which are B flat, E flat and A flat.  A useful way to remember the order of flats is to remember a sentence or phrase that will nudge your memory of the order of flats.  There are many sentences and phrases used but my favourite is:

Bad Elephants Always Drink Good Coffee First

(The order of flats is the order of sharps in reverse, Fat Cats Go Down And Eat Bacon)

The notes of the E flat major scale are:

E flat     F     G     A flat     B flat     C     D      E flat

  1. Note 1 or 1st degree:  E flat – which moves one tone or whole step to
  2. Note 2 or 2nd degree: F – which moves one tone or whole step to
  3. Note 3 or 3rd degree: G – which moves one semitone or half step to
  4. Note 4 or 4th degree: A flat – which moves up on tone or whole step to
  5. Note 5 or 5th degree: B flat – which moves up on tone or whole step to
  6. Note 6 or 6th degree: C – which moves up one tone or whole step to
  7. Note 7 or 7th degree: D – which moves up one semitone or half step to
  8. Note 8 (also note 1): E flat, one octave up from the starting first note of the scale

Below are the piano notes, sheet music and suggested fingerings of the E flat major scale

E flat major scale for piano
E flat major scale for piano