Keyboard Lesson Two  Introducing scales

Introducing scales

Lesson Objectives

  • Introduce major scales for the notes A and G.
  • Understand the relationship between major triads and major scales
  • Perform ascending and descending scales using quarter notes.
  • Introduce and apply right hand fingering for scales.

In Lesson 1, we learned to play the major triads of A and G. In this lesson we will learn how to play a scale on each of these notes.

The scale of any note includes the notes of the triad. Furthermore it is useful to know that:

  • the major triad has three (3) notes;
  • the major scale has seven (7) notes.

There is a relationship between the major triad and the major scale which we will use to build our first scale – the scale of G major.

Next: Triad / scale relationship