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C Flat Major Scale

This guitar scale reference contains the notes, formula, structure, positions, chords, and modes for the C Flat Major scale. For an in-depth lesson on the major scale, please see Major Scale Patterns, Positions and Theory.

Notes of C Flat Major Scale

The C♭ Major Scale contains seven flats and no natural notes.

C♭ – D♭ – E♭ – F♭ – G♭ – A♭ – B♭

Scale Formula

IntervalsRootMajor 2ndMajor 3rdPerfect 4thPerfect 5thMajor 6thMajor 7th
NotesC♭D♭E♭F♭G♭A♭B♭

Scale Structure

C♭ Major is a major scale and follows the major scale structure of whole and half step intervals:

W W H W W W H

C flat major whole step half step structure

Scale Positions

The diagrams below outline the 5 CAGED positions for the C Flat Major scale.

Position 1

C flat major scale position 1 diagram

Position 2

C flat major scale position 2 diagram

Position 3

C flat major scale position 3 diagram

Position 4

C flat major scale position 4 diagram

Position 5

C flat major scale position 5 diagram

Chords in the Key of C♭ Major

DegreeIiiiiiIVVvivii°
ChordC♭D♭mE♭mF♭G♭A♭mB♭dim
Chord NotesC♭ – E♭ – G♭D♭ – F♭ – A♭E♭ – G♭ – B♭F♭ – A♭ – C♭G♭ – B♭ – D♭A♭ – C♭ – E♭B♭ – D♭ – F♭

Relative and Parallel Scales

Relative Minor of C♭ Major: A♭ minor | A♭m – B♭dim – C♭ – D♭m – E♭m – F♭ – G♭

Parallel Minor of C♭ Major: C♭ minor | C♭m – D♭dim – E♭♭ – F♭m – G♭m – A♭♭ – B♭♭

Modes

The following are the modes of C♭ Major:

  • C♭ Ionian (Major)
  • D♭ Dorian (Minor)
  • E♭ Phrygian (Minor)
  • F♭ Lydian (Major)
  • G♭ Mixolydian (Major)
  • A♭ Aeolian (Minor)
  • B♭ Locrian (Minor)