In this article we will look at the D Sharp Major Scale and how to play it in different positions on the guitar fretboard.

The D Sharp major scale contains 5 sharps and 2 double sharps. A double sharp is notated with an “x” symbol. The 7 notes are as follows:

D# – E# – Fx – G# – A# – B# – Cx

D sharp and E flat are actually the same. The E flat major scale only has 3 flats. Because of this, it is easier to work with than D sharp. I would recommend skipping this article and focusing on E flat if you are still getting used to major scales. However, if you think you are ready to tackle something a bit more challenging, continue reading.

Let’s firstly look at D Sharp Major in the open position

D Sharp Major Scale in the Open Position

D Sharp Major Scale Open Position Frets
D Sharp Major Scale Open Position Notes

D# Major Scale CAGED Positions

Here are the 5 CAGED positions for the D# Major scale on the guitar (notes and tabs).

D# Major Scale in the 3rd Position (lowest fret is 3)

D Sharp Major Scale 3rd Position Frets
D Sharp Major Scale 3rd Position Notes

D# Major Scale in the 4th Position (lowest fret is 4)

D Sharp Major Scale 4th Position Frets
D Sharp Major Scale 4th Position Notes

D# Major Scale in the 7th Position (lowest fret is 7)

D Sharp Major Scale 7th Position Frets
D Sharp Major Scale 7th Position Notes

D# Major Scale in the 10th Position (lowest fret is 10)

D Sharp Major Scale 10th Position Frets
D Sharp Major Scale 10th Position Notes

D# Major Scale in the 11th Position (lowest fret is 11)

D Sharp Major Scale 11th Position Frets
D Sharp Major Scale 11th Position Notes

Further Reading

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