A Major Scale

    🎩 Here's a magical A major scale reference which shows the notes and fingering on a piano keyboard. Plus, an interactive tool to play chord progressions and a list of common chord progressions in the key of A major.

    → go to all major & minor scales

    A major scale

    notes: A B C D E F G

    relative minor: F♯ minor

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • A
    A
    B
    C♯
    F♯
    D
    G♯
    E
    A
    A
    D
    B
    E
    C♯
    F♯
    G♯
    A

    left hand

    right hand

    chords in the key of A major

    Tap or use numbers 1 through 7 to trigger the chords. This tool can be used as a chord progression generator.

    I
    A major A C E
    ii
    B minor B D F
    iii
    C minor C E G
    IV
    D major D F A
    V
    E major E G B
    vi
    F minor F A C
    vii°
    G diminished G B D

    last chords played

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    common chord progressions

    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.

    I A maj
    IV D maj
    V E maj
    I A maj
    vi F min
    ii B min
    V E maj
    vi F min
    IV D maj
    I A maj
    V E maj
    I A maj
    iii C min
    IV D maj
    V E maj
    I A maj
    IV D maj
    vi G min
    V E maj
    ii B min
    V E maj
    I A maj
    I A maj
    vi F min
    IV D maj
    V E maj
    I A maj
    IV D maj
    ii B min
    V E maj
    iii C min
    vi F min
    ii B min
    V E maj
    I A maj
    V E maj
    vi F min
    IV D maj
    I A maj
    IV D maj
    V E maj
    I A maj
    I A maj
    V E maj
    ii B min
    iii C min

    showhide degrees & intervals

    degreesnotesintervals
    1: TonicAUnison
    2: SupertonicBMajor 2nd
    3: MediantCMajor 3rd
    4: SubdominantDPerfect 4th
    5: DominantEPerfect 5th
    6: SubmediantFMajor 6th
    7: Leading ToneGMajor 7th
    1: Octave/TonicAPerfect 8th

    making a major scale

    🔧 The major scales are constructed using this note pattern:

    • W-W-H-W-W-W-H
    ◈◈◈

    W = Whole step   H = Half step


    go to a different major or minor scale

    C majorD majorE majorF majorG majorB majorD/C majorE/D majorG/F majorA/G majorB/A major

    C minorD minorE minorF minorG minorA minorB minor C/D minorD/E minorF/G minorG/A minorA/B minor


    piano samples

    The piano samples used here are from “ Salamander Grand Piano V3 ” by Alexander Holm, licensed under CC BY 3.0.

    drum samples

    The drum samples used here are from “ Mailbox Badger : Public Domain Drum Samples : Vol. 2 ”by Mailbox Badger/Patrick Callan, licensed under CC BY 3.0.


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