Grade 1 – Major Scales

At grade 1 you will be expected to know and understand the scales of C, G, D and F major.

The following video explains how to use C major (the simplest of all major scales) as a basis for all other major scales. It’s very important that you understand the meaning and purpose of tones and semitones (also known as whole steps and half steps) before watching this video. If you need to, have a watch of our video explaining Accidentals and Semitones┬ábefore watching this one.