Major scale

A A# B C (default) C# D D# E F F# G G#
Notes
C D E F G A B play notes
Intervals
W W H W W W H
Semitones
1 3 5 6 8 10 12
Scale degrees
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Guitar neck

This guitar neck shows the notes of the major scale.

E B G D A E 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 E F G A B C D E F G A B C D B C D E F G A B C D E F G A G A B C D E F G A B C D E F D E F G A B C D E F G A B C A B C D E F G A B C D E F G E F G A B C D E F G A B C D
1 e  E |-F-|---|-G-|---|-A-|---|-B-|-C-|---|-D-|---|-E-|-F-|---|-G-|---|-A-|---|-B-|-C-|---|-D-|---|
2 B  B |-C-|---|-D-|---|-E-|-F-|---|-G-|---|-A-|---|-B-|-C-|---|-D-|---|-E-|-F-|---|-G-|---|-A-|---|
3 G  G |---|-A-|---|-B-|-C-|---|-D-|---|-E-|-F-|---|-G-|---|-A-|---|-B-|-C-|---|-D-|---|-E-|-F-|---|
4 D  D |---|-E-|-F-|---|-G-|---|-A-|---|-B-|-C-|---|-D-|---|-E-|-F-|---|-G-|---|-A-|---|-B-|-C-|---|
5 A  A |---|-B-|-C-|---|-D-|---|-E-|-F-|---|-G-|---|-A-|---|-B-|-C-|---|-D-|---|-E-|-F-|---|-G-|---|
6 E  E |-F-|---|-G-|---|-A-|---|-B-|-C-|---|-D-|---|-E-|-F-|---|-G-|---|-A-|---|-B-|-C-|---|-D-|---|
         1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  

Shapes

These CAGED scale patterns help you learn the major scale as it relates to standard CAGED chords. For instance, Pattern 1 will correspond to a C chord.

Pattern 1

E A D G B E 0 1 2 3 E F G A B C D E F G A B C D E F G
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Pattern 2

E A D G B E 2 3 4 5 6 G A B C D E F G A B C D E F G A
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Pattern 3

E A D G B E 4 5 6 7 8 A B C D E F G A B C D E F G A B C
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Pattern 4

E A D G B E 7 8 9 10 B C D E F G A B C D E F G A B C D
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Pattern 5

E A D G B E 9 10 11 12 13 D E F G A B C D E F G A B C D E F
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