Db Major

D flat Major scale for guitar.
The Db 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 Db tones. In the two-octave pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 9th fret.

Db Major 2 octaves

Db Major scale diagram

Db Major full fretboard

Db Major scale whole guitar neck diagram

Db Major note names

Db Major scale with note letters diagram

Shape 1 (8th position) with fingerings

Db Major scale shape diagram 8th pos

Shape 2 (11th position) with fingerings

Db Major scale shape diagram 11th pos

Shape 3 (1st position) with fingerings

Db Major scale shape diagram 1st pos

Shape 4 (3rd position) with fingerings

Db Major scale shape diagram 3rd pos

Shape 5 (5th position) with fingerings

Db Major scale shape diagram 5th pos
Notes: Db - Eb - F - Gb - Ab - Bb - C Intervals: 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 Type: Septonic 

The scale displayed with its numeric formula and scale degrees.

Formula Notes Intervals Degrees
1 Db Unison Tonic
2 Eb Major second Supertonic
3 F Major third Mediant
4 Gb Perfect fourth Subdominant
5 Ab Perfect fifth Dominant
6 Bb Sixth Submediant
7 CMajor seventh Leading tone

The interval formula (2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1) can be expound into specific notes of the scale.

Notes (ascending) Interval
Db-Eb M2
Db-F M3
Db-Gb P4
Db-Ab P5
Db-Bb M6
Db-C M7
Notes (descending) Interval
Db-C m2
Db-Bb m3
Db-Ab P4
Db-Gb P5
Db-F m6
Db-Eb m7

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:

Chord Fingering Chord Fingering
Db X46664 Dbmaj7 X46564
Ebm X68876 Ebm7 X68676
Fm 133111 Fm7 131111
Gb 244322 Gbmaj7 XX4321
Ab 466544 Ab7 464544
Bbm X13321 Bbm7 X13121
Cdim X3454X Cm7b5 X3434X

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the Db Major scale in which Db is the tonic triad and Dbmaj7 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 D 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 Db functions as the tonic.
The Db Major is relative to Bb Minor, which means that both scales include the same notes but with different tonal center.
The Db Major is identical with the Db Ionian mode.

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The D flat scale presented in sheet music notation.

Db Major scale with musical notes

The sheet music includes two octaves played ascending and descending. In musical notation, the key of Db is indicated by its key signature with five flats.