Grade 2 – Major Scales

At grade 2 you will be expected to know about the major scales of A, Bb & Eb. Although you may continue to use the semitone and tone method which was introduced at grade 1, it is worthwhile to learn a new method; the Circle of Fifths. The Circle of Fifths is a tool which, once mastered, will allow you to calculate key signatures for all major scales – not just at grade 2, but at all grades up to grade 8 theory.

To understand how to use the Circle of Fifths you will need to watch three videos. Yes, we said “three videos!”. This may seem a lot but, as stated above, once you have mastered the circle of fifths it will allow you to calculate all major scales up to grade 8 theory.

Watch the three videos in order to ensure that you fully understand how to create, use and then build scales from the amazing Circle of Fifths.


Creating The Circle Of Fifths

Using The Circle Of Fifths For Major Keys

Major Scales (Using The Circle Of Fifths)