Music any of the diatonic scales having the eight tones succeeding by whole tones but with a semitone between the third and fourth and seventh and eighth tones: there are twelve major scales, one in each key
A diatonic scale having half steps between the third and fourth and the seventh and eighth degrees and whole steps between the other adjacent degrees.
C major scale
- One of the diatonic scales; a group of notes or musical pitches in a particular pattern, used to make melodies. The pattern for a major scale is:
- tone - tone - semitone - tone - tone - tone - semitone.
- In the key of C Major, this produces a scale with the notes C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C.