D Major Ukulele Scale - Slack-key

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Slack-key Tuning (gCEG).
View this scale in: Standard Tuning (gCEA)G-Tuning (DGBE)D-Tuning (ADF#B)

The major scale is certainly the most important scale in music (at least for Western music) because it is used in many styles like Pop, Rock, Hard Rock, and Jazz. A large part of music theory and harmony in general is based on this scale and its construction.

Don't know what a scale is? Read this first.

Diagram/Chart

Staff Line Notation

Scale details

  • Type : Major (Ionian Mode)
  • Number of notes : 7
  • Formula : 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
  • Notes : D, E, G♭, G, A, B, D♭
  • Intervals : W,W,H,W,W,W,H
  • Degrees : D (I - tonic), E (II - supertonic), G♭ (III - mediant), G (IV - subdominant), A (V - dominant), B (VI - submediant), D♭ (VII - leading tone)

Scale Positions

You'll find below the 5 different positions/shapes of the D Major Uke scale in Slack-key Tuning (gCEG), along with their ascending tab patterns.

Position #1

Position #2

Position #3

Position #4

Position #5

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