Ab Major / A-flat major on Piano

The A-flat major scale is a musical scale that consists of the following notes: A-flat, B-flat, C, D-flat, E-flat, F, G, and A-flat. The distance between each note in the scale is called a “interval” and in this scale, the interval between each note is a whole step (also known as a tone) except for between B-flat and C and E-flat and F which is a half-step (also known as a semitone). The key signature of A-flat major has 4 flats: Bb, Eb, Ab, Db
A-flat major
Relative key F minor
Parallel key A-flat minor
Dominant key E-flat major
Subdominant D-flat major
Component pitches
A, B, C, D, E, F, G

how to play Ab Major scale

  1. Start by locating the note “A” on your instrument. This will be the starting point for the Ab Major scale.
  2. The next note in the scale is “Bb”, which is a whole step (or two frets on a guitar) above “A”.
  3. The next note is “C”, which is a whole step above “Bb”.
  4. The next note is “D”, which is a half step (or one fret on a guitar) above “C”.
  5. The next note is “Eb”, which is a whole step above “D”.
  6. The next note is “F”, which is a whole step above “Eb”.
  7. The next note is “G”, which is a whole step above “F”.
  8. The next and final note in the scale is “Ab”, which is a whole step above “G”. This note completes the octave and brings you back to the starting point.
  9. Practice playing the scale in ascending and descending order, starting on “A” and ending on “Ab”.
  10. Once you are comfortable playing the scale, try using it to improvise or play melodies over a backing track or chord progression in the key of Ab Major.
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