In this article, we are going to learn the sharp scales & circle of fifths.
Let us, deep-dive, into major scales and its analysis. As we already know, major scales sound happy. They are one of the most common types of scales, popularly used in Bollywood music.
Sharp Scales: (#)
The first 6 major scales are called as the sharp scales. Note that, no flats appear in a sharp scale.
The order of these 6 sharp major scales is decided by using the Circle of Fifths.
What is Circle of Fifths?
For the first 6 sharp major scales, the next scale in the sequence is the 5th note from the current scale.
1. Let the current scale be C major scale – C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C. The fifth note is G. So, the next scale in the sequence would be G major scale.
2. Let the current scale be E major scale – E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, D#, E. The fifth note is B. So, the next scale in the sequence would be B major scale.