In this music theory for beginners lesson, we’ll take a look at the major scale and the pattern that it follows.
What Is A Musical Scale?
A scale is a series of pitches or notes going up (ascending) and going down (descending). These pitches or notes are also identified in alphabetical order, they are written and played in a sequence.
The notes of a scale are numbered with Roman numerals:
Roman Numerals Are Used For Scale Degrees
These are also called scale degrees. Each degree has a specific name related to the musical scale.