2. C Major Scale

The C major scale starts on C. It plays all white keys, and no black keys. Let us play a C major scale with the right hand. Follow the suggested fingerings.

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Half step is the closest distance between two pitches on the keyboard. Whole step consists of two half steps. For example, the distance between E and F or B and C is a half step, whereas C and D or D and E is a whole step. The C major scale reveals a certain pattern of whole and half steps that is shared with every major scale:

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Play a C major scale with the left hand this time. Follow the fingerings.

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