The scale of A Major in music consists of 8 notes. These 8 notes can be played on any musical instrument. The notes are A B C sharp D E F sharp G sharp A.
Scale of A Major in Music
The names of the 8 notes in the scale of A major in music are played in the order listed here:
A – B – C sharp – D – E – F sharp – G sharp – A
As seen in the piano keyboard graphic below this scale begins and ends on a white key. There are 3 sharps within the scale which are C sharp, F sharp and G sharp (printed in red lettering on 3 black keys).
The fingering for the A Major Scale is written out below and also included in the larger sheet music graphic at the bottom of this page.
Right Hand 123 12345
Left Hand 54321 321
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A Major Arpeggio on Piano Keyboard
The A Major arpeggio is made up of the notes A, C sharp and E. The word arpeggio is an Italian word which means broken chord. Therefore, these three notes would be played separately in sequence in the order of A, C sharp, E, C sharp, E.
A Major Dominant Seventh Arpeggio
The A major dominant seventh arpeggio is made up of the notes E, G sharp, B and D. It is called the dominant seventh arpeggio because the bottom note of the chord, E, is exactly one fifth above the root of the scale which is the note name of A.
The designation of the seventh in the label of A Major dominant seventh means that an additional note is being added to this chord. This note name is D and it is exactly 7 notes above E.
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