C sharp Major scale

the C sharp Major scale has just a seven sharp (7 ♯) and according to the sharps order they are the F sharp, C sharp, G sharp, D sharp, A sharp, E sharp and the B♯ (F♯, C♯, G♯, D♯, A♯, E♯ & B♯).
The names of the notes in the C sharp Major scale are: C♯ D♯ E♯ F♯ G♯ A♯ B♯

C sharp major scale

Like all other major scales, C sharp 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 C sharp major scale

Key signature of C sharp major scale

The key signature of C sharp Major has seven sharps (7♯).

key signature 7 sharps

C sharp Major scale in most common clefs


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

C sharp Major scale in treble clef (G-clef)

Below is the C sharp Major scale in treble clef:

C sharp Major scale in treble clef (G-clef)

C sharp Major scale in bass clef

Below is the C sharp Major scale in bass clef:

C sharp Major scale in bass clef

C sharp Major scale in alto clef

Below is the C sharp Major scale in alto clef:

C sharp Major scale in alto clef

C sharp Major scale in tenor clef

Below is the C sharp Major scale in tenor clef:

C sharp Major scale in tenor clef

Scale degrees of C sharp major

The degrees of C sharp major scale are:

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

Closely related keys of C sharp Major

Closely related keys of C sharp Major are:

- G sharp Major
- F sharp Major
- E sharp minor
- A sharp minor
- D sharp minor

Relative minor key of C sharp Major

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

A sharp natural minor scale

C sharp major scale on a piano

Below is the C sharp major scale on a piano:

C sharp major scale on a piano

C sharp major triad chord

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

C sharp major perfect chord triad

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

C sharp major triad chord on a piano

Authentic cadence (perfect cadence) in C sharp major

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

Authentic cadence (perfect cadence) in C sharp major

C sharp major scale video

Here is a C sharp major scale video:

Famous works C sharp major

Here are some works by famous composers composed in C sharp major:

This key is not very often used because because it has a lot of accidentals.

Sometimes there are some unusual websites, such as http://www.cisdur.de/e_index.html which lists works that have 7 accidentals (7 ♭ and 7♯).

Prelude and Fugue No.3 in C sharp major by J.S. BACH

The Prelude and Fugue No.3 in C sharp major by J.S. BACH is composed in C sharp major, and although this fugue is a masterpiece of classical music, it is also a formidable exercise for pianists because this key is difficult to play. Here is an excerpt from the fugue:

Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp major, BWV 848 J.S. BACH

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