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D Major Scale on Piano

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Learn How To Play The D Major Scale On The Piano!

Now we are going to work on the D Major scale. The notes that make up the D Major scale are D, E, F sharp, G, A, B, C sharp, and D. Let's take a look at the fingering now.

With your right hand, hit the D with your thumb. Go until your third finger hits the F sharp and then cross your thumb under to hit the G. Finish out the scale finger by finger until your pinky lands on the D. On the way down, bring your third finger over your thumb when the thumb hits the G.

The left hand uses the pinky to start off the scale. From there work up to your thumb and then cross your third finger over to hit the B. Finish with the thumb on the D. On the way back down, when your third finger gets back to the B, cross your thumb under and finish off the scale.

After you're finished practicing this scale, you can move onto the D Minor Harmonic Scale.

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