Db Major Scale on Piano & Guitar + Chords in the Key of Db Major
🍎 Here's a crunchy
D 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 D♭ major scale on the guitar fretboard.
ⓘ The C♯ major scale is enharmonic to the D♭ major scale. It has the same pitches, but uses different notes names: C♯ D♯ E♯ F♯ G♯ A♯ B♯.
The D♭ major scale is a diatonic scale consisting of the pitches D♭, E♭, F, G♭, A♭, B♭ and C. Its relative minor is B♭ minor.
The key signature for the D♭ major scale has 5 flats: B♭, E♭, A♭, D♭ and G♭.
The key of D♭ major is closely related to the key of G♭ major and the key of A♭ major.
→ go to all major & minor scales
The notes of the D♭ major scale are
The relative minor of the D♭ major scale is B♭ minor
D♭ major scale piano layout & finger position
Here's a piano keyboard showing the notes of the D♭ major scale, followed by a visual for the finger position on the piano. Hit play to hear the notes of the D♭ major scale up and down:
D♭ Major Scale on Guitar
🎸 Here you'll find a guitar fretboard representation with the notes of the D♭ 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 D♭ major scale, using the CAGED system or the Three Notes Per String system (TNPS):
Chords in the key of D♭ major
(D♭ major diatonic
The diatonic chords in the key of D♭ major are: D♭ major, E♭ minor, F minor, G♭ major, A♭ major, B♭ minor and C diminished
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 D♭ major
Here's list of popular major key chord progressions along with the specific chords they represent in the key of D♭ major. Again, you can use numbers 1 through 7 on your keyboard to trigger the different chords:
Toggle D♭ major scale intervals & scale degrees
|2: Supertonic||E♭||Major 2nd|
|3: Mediant||F||Major 3rd|
|4: Subdominant||G♭||Perfect 4th|
|5: Dominant||A♭||Perfect 5th|
|6: Submediant||B♭||Major 6th|
|7: Leading Tone||C||Major 7th|
|1: Octave/Tonic||D♭||Perfect 8th|
Popular Songs in the Key of D♭ Major
- Mr. Brightside by The Killers
- Little Red Corvette by Prince
- Sacrifice by Elton John
- I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder
- A Case of You by Joni Mitchell
- Hanging by a Moment by Lifehouse
- Drop It Like It's Hot by Snoop Dogg
- (Everything I Do) I Do It for You by Bryan Adams
- American Woman by Lenny Kravitz
- Because You Loved Me by Céline Dion
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:
C majorC♯ majorD majorE♭ majorE majorF majorF♯ majorG♭ majorG majorA♭ majorA majorB♭ majorB majorC♭ major
C minor C♯ minor D♭ minorD minorD♯ minorE♭ minorE minorF minorF♯ minorG minorG♯ minorA♭ minorA minorA♯ minorB♭ minorB minor
The piano samples used for this D♭ major scale reference are from “ Salamander Grand Piano V3 ” by Alexander Holm, licensed under CC BY 3.0.
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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