🎩 Here's a magical
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 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 A major scale has a key signature of 3 sharps: F♯, C♯ and G♯.
The key of A major is closely related to the key of D major and the key of E 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
- Numb by Linkin Park
- Dancing Queen by ABBA
- Wonderwall by Oasis
- Alive by Pearl Jam
- Africa by Toto
- Just a Girl by No Doubt
- Just Like a Pill by Pink
- Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
- Take On Me by A-ha
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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