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A flat Major scale

the A flat (A♭) major scale has four flats (4 ♭) and according to the flats order they are the B flat, E flat, A flat and the D flat (B♭, E♭, A♭ & D♭).
The names of the notes in the B flat major scale are: A♭ B♭ C D♭ E♭ F G

A flat major scale

Like all other major scales, A flat major scale is composed by this sequence of whole steps and half steps united states of america (tones and semitones united kingdom):

united states of america:1 Whole step / 1 Whole step / 1 half step / 1 Whole step / 1 Whole step / 1 Whole step / 1 half step

united kingdom: 1 Tone / 1 Tone / 1 semitone / 1 Tone / 1 Tone / 1 Tone / 1 semitone

whole steps and half steps in A flat major scale

Key signature of A flat major scale

The key signature of A flat Major has four flats (4♭).

key signature 4 flats

A flat Major scale in most common clefs


Here is A flat major scale in most common clefs: treble clef, bass clef, tenor clef and alto clef.

A flat Major scale in treble clef (G-clef)

Below is the A flat major scale in treble clef:

A flat Major scale in treble clef (G-clef)

A flat Major scale in bass clef

Below is the A flat major scale in bass clef:

A flat Major scale in bass clef

A flat Major scale in alto clef

Below is the A flat major scale in alto clef:

A flat Major scale in alto clef

A flat Major scale in tenor clef

Below is the A flat major scale in tenor clef:

A flat Major scale in tenor clef

Scale degrees of A flat major

The degrees of A flat major scale are:

A♭ : degree I (Tonic)
B♭ : degree II (Supertonic)
C : degree III (Mediant)
D♭ : degree IV (Subdominant)
E♭ : degree V (Dominant)
F : degree VI (Submediant)
G : degree VII (Leading Tone)

Closely related keys of A flat Major

Closely related keys of A flat Major are:

- E flat Major
- D flat Major
- C minor
- F minor
- B flat minor

Relative minor key of A flat Major

The relative minor key of A flat Major is F minor and below if the F minor natural scale:

F natural minor scale

A flat major scale on a piano

Below is the A flat major scale on a piano:

A flat major scale on a piano

A flat major triad chord

The A flat major triad chord as a root note (A flat), a major third (A flat / C) and a perfect fifth (A flat / E flat):

A flat major perfect chord triad

And below is the A flat major triad chord on a piano keyboard:

A flat major triad chord on a piano


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