Gb Major

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 scale diagram

Gb Major full fretboard

Gb Major scale whole guitar neck diagram

Gb Major note names

Gb Major scale with note letters diagram

Shape 1 (1st position) with fingerings

Gb Major scale shape diagram 1st pos

Shape 2 (4th position) with fingerings

Gb Major scale shape diagram 4th pos

Shape 3 (6th position) with fingerings

Gb Major scale shape diagram 6th pos

Shape 4 (8th position) with fingerings

Gb Major scale shape diagram 8th pos

Shape 5 (10th position) with fingerings

Gb Major scale shape diagram 10th pos
Notes: Gb - Ab - Bb - Cb - Db - Eb - F 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 Gb Unison Tonic
2 Ab Major second Supertonic
3 Bb Major third Mediant
4 Cb Augmented fourth Subdominant
5 Db Perfect fifth Dominant
6 Eb Sixth Submediant
7 FMajor 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.

Notes (ascending) Interval
Gb-Ab M2
Gb-Bb M3
Gb-B P4
Gb-Db P5
Gb-Eb M6
Gb-F M7
Notes (descending) Interval
Gb-F m2
Gb-Eb m3
Gb-Db P4
Gb-B P5
Gb-Bb m6
Gb-Ab 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
Gb 244322 Gbmaj7 XX4321
Abm 466444 Abm7 464444
Bbm X13321 Bbm7 X13121
B X24442 Bmaj7 X24342
Db X46664 Db7 X46464
Ebm X68876 Ebm7 X68676
Fdim XX3464 Fm7b5 XX3444

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 tonic.
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.

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The G flat scale presented in sheet music notation.

Gb Major scale with musical notes

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.