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♭
|Intervals||Root||Major 2nd||Major 3rd||Perfect 4th||Perfect 5th||Major 6th||Major 7th|
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
The diagrams below outline the 5 CAGED positions for the C Flat Major scale.
Chords in the Key of C♭ Major
|Chord Notes||C♭ – 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♭♭
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)