G Major Key Signature

The G major scale is closely related to the C major scale. G is the fifth note in the C major scale. The pattern of whole steps (w) and half steps (h) of any major scale is w-w-h-w-w-w-h. Starting on G, this pattern fits almost entirely on the white keys of the piano,...

C Major Scale

The C major scale is the only major scale that can be played using just the white keys of the piano. That makes it handy for explaining major scales in general. A piano has 88 keys and each pair of adjacent keys is separated by an interval of a half step. The C major...