A flat Major scale for guitar.
The Ab Major is a seven-note scale. Notes are displayed in the diagram with blue color with the root notes indicated by darker color. The root notes are always Ab tones. In the two-octave pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 4th fret.
Ab Major 2 octaves
Ab Major full fretboard
Ab Major note names
Shape 1 (3rd position) with fingerings
Shape 2 (6th position) with fingerings
Shape 3 (8th position) with fingerings
Shape 4 (10th position) with fingerings
Shape 5 (12th position) with fingerings
The scale displayed with its numeric formula and scale degrees.
|7||G||Major seventh||Leading tone|
The interval formula (2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1) can be expound into specific notes of the scale.
Abbreviations are used: M / m stands for major / minor and P stands for perfect.
The main three-note and four-note chords that are related to this scale are the following:
The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the Ab Major scale in which Ab is the tonic triad and Abmaj7 the tonic 7th chord.
The second and fourth columns include short notations for the chords in the first and third columns respectively. These are based on common ways to play the chord, but there are other alternatives. See more about this notation system on the FAQ page.
The A flat Major consists of seven notes. These can be described as intervals, as semi-notes or steps on the guitar fingerboard, written as 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 from the first note to the next octave.
The scale can be played on the guitar from different starting positions in which Ab functions as the tonic.
The Ab Major is relative to F Minor, which means that both scales include the same notes but with different tonal center.
The Ab Major is identical with the Ab Ionian mode.
Start the audio and play along! Use notes from the scale in the diagram above.Normal tempo:
The A flat scale presented in sheet music notation.
The sheet music includes two octaves played ascending and descending.