Major Scale for Guitar

Click on a Tab to View the Major Scale for Each Root Note

C Major Scale
D Major Scale
E Major Scale
F Major Scale
G Major Scale
A Major Scale
B Major Scale

The major scale is the scale that other guitar scales and guitar chords are built from.

Below are diagrams for the Major Scale showing the one octave major scale (left) and the two octave major scale (right) patterns with the root notes in red. These major scale diagrams show the G Major Scale.

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The Formula for the Major Scale is whole step, whole step, half step, whole step, whole step, whole step, half step.

The C Major Scale has no sharp or flat notes in its scale. A major scale contains all the notes needed to make the chords for that key. The 8th note is the octave note of the scale.

Below is a chart of the C major scale and how it's notes are numbered.

The Notes of the C Major Scale

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Major Scale Guitar Tabs