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    The B Major Scale

    The B Major Scale 

    B Major Scale Overview

    B Major Scale Overview
    Keyboard Layout B Major piano scale keyboard layout diagram
    Staff Layout B Major piano scale staff diagram
    Key Signature Five sharps (F, C, G, D, A)
    Notes of Scale B, C, D, E, F, G, A, B
    RH Fingering 1 2 3 - 1 2 3 4 - 5
    LH Fingering 4 3 2 1 - 4 3 2 1
    Relative Scale G-sharp Minor Scale
    Parallel Scale B Minor Scale

    VIDEO: How to play the B Major scale on the piano

    Visualize the B Major Scale layout on the keyboard

    The layout of this scale is

    B Major piano scale keyboard layout diagram

    Read the B Major Scale on the staff

    This is what this scale looks like on the staff

    B Major piano scale on the staff with fingering
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    Play the B Major Scale with hands alone

    Core positions

    B Major Scale chart: Core Positions for the Right Hand:

    B Major piano scale chart right hand fingering

    B Major Scale chart: Core Positions for the Left Hand:

    B Major piano scale chart left hand fingering

    Play the B Major Scale with hands together

    First sync point

    B Major Scale hands together fingering chart

    Second sync point

    B Major piano scale hands together fingering diagram

    Expand the B Major Scale to more octaves

    Playing this scale in more octaves

    B Major piano scale chart in two octaves on staff with fingering
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    Avoid common mistakes in the B Major Scale

    Common mistakes in this scale are

    Other techniques related to the B Major Piano Scale:

    Loren Fishman

    Loren Fishman

    Loren Fishman is an award-winning concert pianist who has been teaching in both private and university settings for over 20 years. He started Vita Piano as an effort to make professional piano instruction and resources accessible to everyone.

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