C Sharp Major Scale

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

Notes of C Sharp Major Scale

The C Sharp Major scale contains 7 sharps 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 Sharp Major is a major scale, so it follows the major scale structure of whole and half step intervals:

W W H W W W H

C sharp major whole step half step structure

Scale Positions

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

Position 1

C sharp major scale position 1 diagram

Position 2

C sharp major scale position 2 diagram

Position 3

C sharp major scale position 3 diagram

Position 4

C sharp major scale position 4 diagram

Position 5

C sharp major scale position 5 diagram

Chords in the Key of C Sharp Major

DegreeIiiiiiIVVviviiĀ°
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 Sharp Major: A sharp minor | A#m – B#dim – C# – D#m – E#m F# G#

Parallel Minor of C Sharp Major: C sharp minor | C#m – Ddim – E – F#m – G#m – A – B

Modes

The following are the modes of C Sharp Major:

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