Scale fingerings

These are suggested fingerings for playing the major and natural minor scales. You can play the scales all the way up and down the keyboard using these fingerings.

Finger numbers (left and right hand):

1 Thumb
2 Index finger (pointer)
3 Middle finger
4 Ring finger
5 Pinky

Note that the pinky (finger 5) isn’t used in the tables below. You can use it for the final note of the scale if you wish.

RIGHT HAND fingerings for MAJOR scales:

C, D, E, G, A, B (Cb) 1-2-3-1-2-3-4-1
F 1-2-3-4-1-2-3-1
Bb 4-1-2-3-1-2-3-4
Eb 3-1-2-3-4-1-2-3
Ab 3-4-1-2-3-1-2-3
Db (C#) 2-3-1-2-3-4-1-2
Gb (F#) 2-3-4-1-2-3-1-2

LEFT HAND fingerings for MAJOR scales:

C, D, E, F, G, A 1-4-3-2-1-3-2-1
Bb, Eb, Ab, Db (C#) 3-2-1-4-3-2-1-3
Gb (F#) 4-3-2-1-3-2-1-4
B (Cb) 1-3-2-1-4-3-2-1

RIGHT HAND fingerings for NATURAL MINOR scales:

C, D, G, A 1-2-3-1-2-3-4-1
C#, E, F#, G# (Ab), B 3-4-1-2-3-1-2-3
D# (Eb) 3-1-2-3-4-1-2-3
A# (Bb) 4-1-2-3-1-2-3-4
F 1-2-3-4-1-2-3-1

LEFT HAND fingerings for NATURAL MINOR scales:

C, D, E, G, A 1-4-3-2-1-3-2-1
B 1-3-2-1-4-3-2-1
F# 4-3-2-1-3-2-1-4
C# 3-2-1-4-3-2-1-3
G# (Ab) 3-2-1-3-2-1-4-3
D# (Eb) 2-1-4-3-2-1-3-2
F, A# (Bb) 2-1-3-2-1-4-3-2

Read more articles on Piano Clues:

Basic Theory


Chords and Harmony


The Circle of Fifths


Arrangement, Improvisation and Composition


Reading Music and Sheet Music


How to Record Piano


Software and Virtual Instruments


Scales and Exercises


Digital Pianos


Links and Other Stuff


Comments

  1. charles Dotse says:

    I would like to master how to play the keyboard

  2. Eva james kariuki says:

    I have learnt a lot and I know I will be able to apply it

  3. Victor Obi says:

    I appreciate the info I got here it’s indeed gonna help me improve. Anyway i’m still confused about when to apply those seventh chords and the minors in a song. Can someone help me out please…

Create a Free Band Website

Mp3, Photo Storage and Website. Free. iOS, Android and Desktop Join Free >>.

Leave a Reply

Your email address is required but will not be visible to others.

*
*