Basic Piano Fingerings for the 12 Major Scales

by Tania Gleaves on October 13, 2014

Here are the piano fingerings for all twelve major scales, in circle of fifths order.

The numbers correspond to the fingers of the left hands (LH) and right hands (RH):

hand positioning Basic Piano Fingerings for the 12 Major Scales

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The numbers above the notes on the treble staff are typically for the right hand and numbers about the notes on the bass staff:

C Major (0 sharps/ flats)

Scale Notes C D E F G A B C
RH 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5
LH 5 4 3 2 1 3 2 1

G Major (1 Sharp: F)

Scale Notes G A B C D E F# G
RH 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5
LH 5 4 3 2 1 3 2 1

D Major (2 Sharps: F, C)

Scale Notes D E F# G A B C# D
RH 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5
LH 5 4 3 2 1 3 2 1

A Major (3 Sharps: F, C, G)

Scale Notes A B C# D E F# G# A
RH 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5
LH 5 4 3 2 1 3 2 1

E Major (4 Sharps: F, C, G, D)

Scale Notes E F# G# A B C# D# E
RH 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5
LH 5 4 3 2 1 3 2 1

B Major (5 Sharps: F, C, G, D, A)

Scale Notes B C# D# E F# G# A# B
RH 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5
LH 4 3 2 1 4 3 2 1

We’re now at “6:00″ on the circle of fifths so will start going flat with our piano fingerings

Gb Major (6 flats: B, E, A, D, G, C)

Scale Notes Gb Ab Bb Cb Db Eb F Gb
RH 2 3 4 1 2 3 1 2
LH 4 3 2 1 3 2 1 2

Db Major (5 flats: B, E, A, D, G)

Scale Notes Db Eb F Gb Ab Bb C Db
RH 2 3 1 2 3 4 1 2
LH 3 2 1 4 3 2 1 2

Ab Major (4 flats: B, E, A, D)

Scale Notes Ab Bb C Db Eb F G Ab
RH 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3
LH 3 2 1 4 3 2 1 2

Eb Major (3 flats: B, E, A)

Scale Notes Eb F G Ab Bb C D Eb
RH 2 1 2 3 4 1 2 3
LH 3 2 1 4 3 2 1 2

Bb Major (2 flats: B, E)

Scale Notes Bb C D Eb F G A Bb
RH 2 1 2 3 1 2 3 4
LH 3 2 1 4 3 2 1 2

F Major (1 flat: B)

Scale Notes F G A Bb C D E F
RH 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
LH 5 4 3 2 1 3 2 1

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