Major Scale: Definition & Intervals


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What is a scale?

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1. What is special about the octave?

2. What is the correct pattern of whole and half steps used to make a major scale?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Major scales are important to be familiar with in music, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of them as well as related terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions and characteristics of:

  • Scales
  • The octave
  • Major scale
  • Half and whole steps
  • The major mode

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast half and whole steps
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define scale
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the octave and the major mode

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled Major Scale: Definition & Intervals. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define key terms such as octave, frequency, and tones
  • Understand tuning systems
  • Recognize what constitutes a major scale
  • Differentiate between a half step and a whole step