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D Flat Major Scale

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

Notes of D Flat Major Scale

The D Flat Major Scale contains 5 flats, D♭, E♭, G♭, A♭, and B♭ and 2 natural notes.

D♭ – E♭ – F – G♭ – A♭ – B♭ – C

Scale Formula

IntervalsRootMajor 2ndMajor 3rdPerfect 4thPerfect 5thMajor 6thMajor 7th
NotesD♭E♭FG♭A♭B♭C

Scale Structure

D Flat Major is a major scale and follows the major scale structure of whole and half step intervals:

W W H W W W H

D flat major whole step half step structure

Scale Positions

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

Position 1

D flat major scale position 1 diagram

Position 2

D flat major scale position 2 diagram

Position 3

D flat major scale position 3 diagram

Position 4

D flat major scale position 4 diagram

Position 5

D flat major scale position 5 diagram

Chords in the Key of D Flat Major

DegreeIiiiiiIVVvivii°
ChordD♭E♭mFmG♭A♭B♭mCdim
Chord NotesD♭ – F – A♭E♭ – G♭ – B♭F – A♭ – CG♭ – B♭ – D♭A♭ – C – E♭B♭ – D♭ – FC – E♭ – G♭

Relative and Parallel Scales

Relative Minor of D Flat Major: B Flat Minor | B♭m – Cdim – D♭ – E♭m – Fm – G♭ – A♭

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

Modes

The following are the modes of D Flat Major:

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