💡 Here's a bright
A flat major
reference which shows the notes, finger position on the piano keyboard,
intervals, scale degrees,
diatonic chords and
common chord progressions in
🎸 You'll also find the A♭ major scale on the guitar fretboard.
ⓘ The G♯ major scale is enharmonic to the A♭ major scale. It has the same pitches, but uses different notes names: G♯ A♯ B♯ C♯ D♯ E♯ F♯♯.
The A♭ major scale is a diatonic scale consisting of the pitches A♭, B♭, C, D♭, E♭, F and G. Its relative minor is F minor.
The key signature for the A♭ major scale has 4 flats: B♭, E♭, A♭ and D♭.
The key of A♭ major is closely related to the key of E♭ major and the key of D♭ major.
The notes of the A♭ major scale are
The relative minor of the A♭ major scale is F minor
A♭ major scale piano layout & finger position
Here's a piano keyboard showing the notes of the A♭ major scale, followed by a visual for the finger position on the piano. Hit play to hear the notes of the A♭ major scale up and down:
A♭ Major Scale on Guitar
🎸 Here you'll find a guitar fretboard representation with the notes of the A♭ major scale , using standard guitar tuning: E A D G B E. You can show all notes, only the root notes, the intervals or the scale degrees:
You can also highlight specific scale positions on the guitar fretboard for the A♭ major scale, using the CAGED system or the Three Notes Per String system (TNPS):
Chords in the key of A♭ major
(A♭ major diatonic
Tap or use numbers 1 through 7 to trigger the chords. You can also tap to trigger the chord inversions or the 7th chords. This tool can be used as a chord progression generator.
last chords played
Common chord progressions in the key of A♭ major
Here's list of popular major key chord progressions along with the specific chords they represent in the key of A♭ major. Again, you can use numbers 1 through 7 on your keyboard to trigger the different chords:
Toggle A♭ major scale intervals & scale degrees
|2: Supertonic||B♭||Major 2nd|
|3: Mediant||C||Major 3rd|
|4: Subdominant||D♭||Perfect 4th|
|5: Dominant||E♭||Perfect 5th|
|6: Submediant||F||Major 6th|
|7: Leading Tone||G||Major 7th|
|1: Octave/Tonic||A♭||Perfect 8th|
Popular Songs in the Key of A♭ Major
- Stayin' Alive by The Bee Gees
- Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
- Every Breath You Take by The Police
- In Too Deep by Genesis
- Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N' Roses
- Somebody to Love by Queen
- Come Undone by Duran Duran
- Viva La Vida by Coldplay
Major scale formula
🔧 The major scales are constructed using this note pattern:
W = Whole step H = Half step
go to a different major or minor scale:
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