A Major scale

the A Major scale has just a three sharp (3 ♯) and according to the sharps order they are the F sharp, the C sharp and the G sharp (F♯, C♯ & G♯).
The names of the notes in the A Major scale are: A B C♯ D E F♯ G♯

A major scale

Like all other major scales, A 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 major scale

Key signature of A major scale

The key signature of A Major has three sharps (3♯).

key signature 3 sharps

A Major scale in most common clefs


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

A Major scale in treble clef (G-clef)

Below is the A major scale in treble clef:

A Major scale in treble clef (G-clef)

A Major scale in bass clef

Below is the A major scale in bass clef:

A Major scale in bass clef

A Major scale in alto clef

Below is the A major scale in alto clef:

A Major scale in alto clef

A Major scale in tenor clef

Below is the A major scale in tenor clef:

A Major scale in tenor clef

Scale degrees of A major

The degrees of A 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 Major

Closely related keys of A Major are:

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

Relative minor key of A Major

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

F sharp natural minor scale

A major scale on a piano

Below is the A major scale on a piano:

A major scale on a piano

A major triad chord

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

A major perfect chord triad

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

A major triad chord on a piano

Authentic cadence (perfect cadence) in A major

Here is an Authentic cadence united states of america (perfect cadence united kingdom) in A major :

Authentic cadence (perfect cadence) in A major

A major scale video

Here is a A major video:

Famous works A major

Here are some works by famous composers composed in A major:

Symphony No. 7, Beethoven

The first movement of Symphony No. 7 in A major by Beethoven is mainly in A major. Here is a free extract recorded in 1945 by the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy (source, License Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0):

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven

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