https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=C-sharp_major&oldid=987375453, Articles with unsourced statements from September 2018, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For this scale, there are 2 mismatches (Shown as m in the Match? column), whose note names will need to be adjusted in the next step. 3 in both books of The Well-Tempered Clavier, and Charles-Valentin Alkan chose C-sharp major for Etude Op. On the bass clef, Middle C is shown with an orange ledger line above the main 5 staff lines. Notes of C Sharp Major Scale The C Sharp Major scale contains 7 sharps and no natural notes. The tonic note (shown as *) is the starting point and is always the 1st note in the major scale. Of course, even though the note is named E#, when it comes to playing the note on an instrument, the real note F is really played. , but obviously the note names will be different for each scale / key combination. The Solution below shows the C# major scale notes, intervals and scale degrees on the piano, treble clef and bass clef. It does this because in this scale, the 7th note is only 1 semitone away from the 8th note - the octave note. Its key signature has seven sharps. To count up a Half-tone (semitone), count up from the last note up by one physical piano key, either white or black. Because all the strings are then pinched and shortened, this is the least resonant key for the instrument. a bass or treble clef), there is no possibility of having 2 G-type notes, for example, with one of the notes needing an accidental next to it on the staff (a sharp, flat or natural symbol). The C-sharp major scale has 7 sharps. For major scales, the notes names when descending are just the reverse of the ascending names. It also shows the scale degree chart for all 8 notes. The stave diagrams above shows the scale notes without a key signature, with the sharp / flat adjustments inserted before each note on the staff. This step applies the major scale note interval pattern starting from C-sharp, so that the correct piano keys and note pitches can be identified. But since this is a scale in the key of C#, it is certain that notes 1 and 13 will be used in the scale. 1st note is always tonic, 2nd is supertonic etc.) This step shows an octave of notes in the key of. Notes of the C Sharp Major Scale on a piano keyboard and in ascending order on a staff: C Sharp Major Key Signature C-sharp major (or the key of C-sharp) is a major scale based on C♯, consisting of the pitches C♯, D♯, E♯, F♯, G♯, A♯, and B♯. Maurice Ravel selected C-sharp major as the tonic key of "Ondine" from his piano suite Gaspard de la nuit. This step shows the white and black note names on a piano keyboard so that the note names are familiar for later steps, and to show that the note names start repeating themselves after 12 notes. These note names are shown below on the treble clef followed by the bass clef. 17, in the key of C-sharp major. A harp tuned to C-sharp major has all its pedals in the bottom position. 6, Franz Liszt takes the unusual step of changing the key from D-flat major to C-sharp major near the beginning of the piece, and then soon back again to D-flat major. This is needed to ensure that when it comes to writing the scale notes on a musical staff (eg. Scale degree names 1,2,3,4,5,6, and 8 below are always the same for all major and minor scales (ie. Its key signature as 7 sharps. Scales you can use in the real world, created by a human guitarist. © 2020 Copyright Veler Ltd, All Rights Reserved. This scale consists of the pitches C♯, D♯, E♯, F♯, G♯, A♯, and B♯. For each of the 7 notes, look across and try to find the White note name in the Scale note name. Minor scales are written in lower case.