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D Major scale

the D major scale has just a two sharp (2 ♯) and according to the sharps order they are the F sharp and the C sharp (F♯ & C♯).
The names of the notes in the D major scale are: D E F♯ G A B C♯

D major scale

Like all other major scales, D 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 D major scale

Key signature of D major scale

The key signature of D Major has two sharps (2♯).

key signature 2 sharps

D Major scale in most common clefs


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

D Major scale in treble clef (G-clef)

Below is the D major scale in treble clef:

D Major scale in treble clef (G-clef)

D Major scale in bass clef

Below is the D major scale in bass clef:

D Major scale in bass clef

D Major scale in alto clef

Below is the D major scale in alto clef:

D Major scale in alto clef

D Major scale in tenor clef

Below is the D major scale in tenor clef:

D Major scale in tenor clef

Scale degrees of D major

The degrees of D major scale are:

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

Closely related keys of D Major

Closely related keys of D Major are:

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

Relative minor key of D Major

The relative minor key of D Major is B minor and below if the B minor natural scale:

B natural minor scale

D major scale on a piano

Below is the D major scale on a piano:

D major scale on a piano

D major triad chord

The D major triad chord as a root note (D), a major third (D / F sharp) and a perfect fifth (D / A):

D major perfect chord triad

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

d major triad chord on a piano

Famous works D major

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

Pachelbel's Canon

Canon by Pachelbel (1653-1706) is composed using the key of D major, this famous canon is originally composed for three violins with basso continuo.

Pachelbel's Canon

Aria from suite #3 in D major BWV 1068, J.S. BACH

The Aria in Suite No. 3 in D major BWV 1068 by J.S. BACH is composed in D major. Here is a free extract recorded in 1954 by the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by George Szell (Source, License Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0):

Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 by Johann Sebastian Bach

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