Major Arpeggios for Piano

Major Arpeggios for Piano

A flat major:

A flat major has 4 flats: B flat, E flat, A flat and D flat

The notes of the A flat major arpeggio are: Ab   C   Eb   Ab


A major:

A major has 3 sharps: F sharp, C sharp and G sharp

The notes of the A major arpeggio are: A   C#   E   A


B flat major:

B flat major has 2 flats: B flat and E flat

The notes of the Bb major arpeggio are: Bb   D   F   Bb


B major:

B major has 5 sharps:  F#   C#   G#   D#   A#

The notes of the B major arpeggio are: B   D#   F#   B


C flat major:

C flat major has 7 flats:  Bb   Eb   Ab   Db   Gb   Cb   Fb

The notes of the C flat major arpeggio are: Cb   Eb   Gb   Cb

Although the names of the notes in C flat major differ from the enharmonic key of B major, the actual keys used to play the arpeggio are exactly the same so the fingerings of the C flat major arpeggio will be the same as the fingerings for B major


D flat major:

D flat major has 5 flats: Bb   Eb   Ab   Db   Gb

The notes of the D flat major arpeggio are: Db   F   Ab   Db


C major

C major has no sharps or flats

The notes of the C major arpeggio are: C   E   G   C


C sharp major

C sharp major has 7 sharps: F sharp, C sharp, G sharp, D sharps, A sharp, E sharp and B sharp

The notes of the C sharp major scale are: C#   E#    G#   C#

The enharmonic of C sharp is D flat which means that the piano keys, although named slightly differently,  will be exactly the same for C sharp major and D flat major.  For this reason, following the fingerings for D flat major will be correct.


D major

D major has 2 sharps: F sharp and C sharp

The notes of the D major arpeggio are: D   E   F#   G   A   B   C#   D


E flat major

E flat major has 3 flats: B flat, E flat and A flat

The notes of the E flat major arpeggio are:  Eb   G   Bb   Eb


E major

E major has 4 sharps: F sharp, C sharp, G sharp and D sharp

The notes of the E major arpeggio are: E   G#   B   E


F major

F major has 1 flat: B flat

The notes of the F major arpeggio are: F   A   C   F


F sharp major

F sharp major has 6 sharps: F sharp, C sharp, G sharp, D sharp, A sharp and E sharp

The notes of the F sharp major arpeggio are:  F#   A#   C#   F#


G flat major

G flat major has 6 flats: Bb   Eb   Ab   Db   Gb   Cb

The notes of the G flat major arpeggio are:  Gb   Bb   Db   Gb

As G flat major and F sharp major use exactly the same piano keys, following the fingerings of F sharp major will give the same results


G major

G major has 1 sharp: F sharp

The notes of the G major arpeggio are: G   B   D   G