a scale consisting of a series of whole steps except for half steps between the third and fourth and seventh and eighth degrees.
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- Also called major mode.
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How to use major scale in a sentence
The largest carbon capture plant is in Iceland, but projects like that one have yet to be implemented on a major scale.Scientists are racing to save the Last Ice Area, an Arctic Noah’s Ark | Freda Kreier | November 15, 2021 | Science News
On lifting the fingers in successive order from the bottom end, we get the seven notes of the major scale.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
Below is a table of musical nomenclatures, showing various relations between the notes of the major scale.
Inspection will show that these three major triads comprise all of the tones of the major scale D being the octave of D.
To illustrate the necessity for these additional notes take the major scale starting with B.
In using the various notes as the keynote for a major scale, 72 different notes in the octave would be required.