Fundamentals of
SCALES AND KEY SIGNATURES

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2. Use of Chromatic Signs in Major Scale Construction. To construct a scale other than C Major, chromatic signs ( or ) must be used to maintain the scale formula (whole step/half step). The D Major scale is written with chromatic signs on the third and seventh notes (Figure 2-3).


Figure 2-3: D Major Scale.


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