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Last reply by: Professor Ryan
Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:13 PM

Post by Jan Wilson on August 6, 2012

how can I play a c chord?

C Major Scale Whole & Half Steps

  • The interval of a whole step on the piano is made of 2 half steps.  These half steps may be black or white.
  • The intervallic pattern of a major scale is WWHWWWH
  • Use this pattern on ANY key on the piano to form a major scale.

C Major Scale Whole & Half Steps

Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Objectives 0:11
  • C Major Scale on Keyboard 0:24
    • Pattern of Whole and Half Steps for Major Scales
  • C Major Scale on the Staff 4:30
    • Ascending and Descending Scales
  • C Major Whole and Half Steps on the Staff 6:36
  • Example 1: Writing out C Major Scale in Treble Clef 7:55
  • Example 2: Writing out C Major Scale in Bass Clef 9:56
  • Example 3: Illustrating the Whole/Half Step Pattern in C Major 10:50
  • Example 4: Using the Whole/Half Step Pattern to Find a Major Scale on 'D' 12:37
    • Writing D Major Scale on Staff
  • Example 5: Finding and Playing C Major on Keyboard 15:50
  • Example 6: Finding and Playing D Major on Keyboard Using the Whole/Half Step Pattern 16:23
    • Finding and Playing F Major on Keyboard Using the Whole/Half Step Pattern