🪢 Here's a crafty
C sharp 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 C♯ major scale on the guitar fretboard.
ⓘ The D♭ major scale is enharmonic to the C♯ major scale. It has the same pitches, but uses different notes names: D♭ E♭ F G♭ A♭ B♭ C.
The C♯ major scale is a diatonic scale consisting of the pitches C♯, D♯, E♯, F♯, G♯, A♯ and B♯. Its relative minor is A♯ minor.
The key signature for the C♯ major scale has 7 sharps, meaning that all the notes are sharp.
The notes of the C♯ major scale are
The relative minor of the C♯ major scale is A♯ minor
C♯ major scale piano layout & finger position
Here's a piano keyboard showing the notes of the C♯ major scale, followed by a visual for the finger position on the piano. Hit play to hear the notes of the C♯ major scale up and down:
C♯ Major Scale on Guitar
🎸 Here you'll find a guitar fretboard representation with the notes of the C♯ 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 C♯ major scale, using the CAGED system or the Three Notes Per String system (TNPS):
Chords in the key of C♯ major
(C♯ 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.
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Common chord progressions in the key of C♯ major
Here's list of popular major key chord progressions along with the specific chords they represent in the key of C♯ major. Again, you can use numbers 1 through 7 on your keyboard to trigger the different chords:
Toggle C♯ major scale intervals & scale degrees
|2: Supertonic||D♯||Major 2nd|
|3: Mediant||E♯||Major 3rd|
|4: Subdominant||F♯||Perfect 4th|
|5: Dominant||G♯||Perfect 5th|
|6: Submediant||A♯||Major 6th|
|7: Leading Tone||B♯||Major 7th|
|1: Octave/Tonic||C♯||Perfect 8th|
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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