G flat Major scale for guitar.
The Gb 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 Gb tones. In the two-octave pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 2nd fret.
Gb Major 2 octaves
Gb Major full fretboard
Gb Major note names
The scale displayed with its numeric formula and scale degrees.
|7||F||Major seventh||Leading tone|
The fourth degree is written as Cb, which is the same as B. A practice in a scale notation is to not include the same letter twice, if it can be avoided.
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 Gb Major scale in which Gb is the tonic triad and Gbmaj7 the tonic 7th chord.
The G 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 Gb functions as the root tone.
The Gb Major is relative to Eb Minor, which means that both scales include the same notes but with different tonal center.
The Gb Major is identical with the Gb Ionian mode.
Start the audio and play along! Use notes from the scale in the diagram above.Normal tempo:
The G flat scale presented in sheet music notation.
The sheet music includes two octaves played ascending and descending. In musical notation, the key of Gb is indicated by its key signature with six flats.