The Major Scale for Guitar

Major Scale Video Lesson

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

Major Scales:

C
D
E
F
G
A
B

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

Major Scale 1 Octave
One Octave Major Scale Patterns for Guitar
Major Scale 2 Octaves
Two Octave Major Scale Patterns for Guitar

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.