C sharp Major scale
the C sharp Major scale has just a seven sharps (7 ♯) and according to the order of sharps 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♯
Like all other major scales, C sharp major scale is composed by this sequence of whole steps and half steps (tones and semitones ):
:1 Whole step / 1 Whole step / 1 half step / 1 Whole step / 1 Whole step / 1 Whole step / 1 half step
: 1 Tone / 1 Tone / 1 semitone / 1 Tone / 1 Tone / 1 Tone / 1 semitone
Key signature of C sharp major scale
The key signature of C sharp Major has seven sharps (7♯).
C sharp Major scale in most common clefs
C sharp Major scale in treble clef (G-clef)
Below is the C sharp Major scale in treble clef:
C sharp Major scale in bass clef
Below is the 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 tenor clef
Below is the 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
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:
Parallel Key of C sharp Major
Leading Tone of C sharp Major
The leading Tone of C sharp Major is D sharp, because D sharp is the degree VII and is distant to a seventh major of the tonic, or an half step (semitone ) lower than the tonic).
Chords of C sharp major scale
Here are triad chords for C sharp Major scale:
Chord I : C♯ Major (Notes: C♯ E♯ G♯)
Chord II : D♯ minor (Notes: D♯ F♯ A♯)
Chord III : E♯ minor (Notes: E♯ G♯ B♯)
Chord IV : F♯ Major (Notes: F♯ A♯ C♯)
Chord V : G♯ Major (Notes: G♯ B♯ D♯)
Chord VI : A♯ minor (Notes: A♯ C♯ E♯)
Chord VII : B♯ diminished (Notes: B♯ D♯ F♯)
C sharp major scale on a piano
Below is the C sharp major scale on a piano:
You will notice that only the white piano keys are used. Music notes must be played successively from left to right to obtain the ascending scale, or from right to left for the descending scale.
C sharp major triad chord
And below is the C sharp major triad chord on a piano keyboard:
Authentic cadence (perfect cadence) in C sharp major
Here is an Authentic cadence (perfect cadence ) in C sharp major :
C sharp major scale video
Here is a C sharp major scale video:
C sharp major on the circle of fifths
You can find C sharp major on the circle of fifths and its key signature, relative minor key and closely related keys :
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:
test your knowledge
How much sharps in C sharp major?
- Too much for me
What is the relative minor of C sharp major?
- A minor
- A sharp minor
- F sharp minor
- G sharp minor
What is the dominant note in C sharp major?
What are the major chords of C sharp major?
- degrees I II and III
- degrees IV V and VI
- degrees I IV and V
What are the minor chords of C sharp major?
- degrees I II and III
- degrees II III and VI
- degrees I V and V
C sharp key signature
What is the key signature of C sharp major? How many sharps are in the key of C sharp major key? Here is the answer: