The G major scale piano version is written here in the one octave format. The notes in the G major scale are G, A, B, C, D, E F sharp and G.
The fingering for the G scale on piano is the same as the C scale fingering which is:
Right Hand – 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5
Left Hand – 5 4 3 2 1 3 2 1
Key Signature for G Major Scale
The key signature for the G Major Scale Piano includes only one sharp which is F sharp. This simply means that you will play F sharp instead of F for the duration of this scale.
Piano G Major Scale
The piano G Major Scale below shows the scale by highlighting the notes of the scale with blue keys only. The red boxes surround the 2 tetrachords (or 4 note groups) which make up the G Major scale.
By playing each tetrachord with a different hand it makes the scale much easier to play.
G Major Arpeggio
Along with the G Major scale now learn the G major arpeggio. An arpeggio is simply a broken chord. In this case the g major arpeggio consists of the three notes of the g major chord, G, B and D.
Play these 3 notes individually and one after the other instead of in the usual blocked chord style.
The fingering for the G major arpeggio is:
Right Hand – 1 2 3 1 2 3 5
Left Hand – 5 3 2 1 3 2 1
Do take the time to notice that the fingering for the g major arpeggios both in the right hand and left hand are different than the scale fingerings.
G Major Chord
The G major chord includes the notes G, B and D. Watch video demo below.