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 Open Position Frets

D Sharp Major Scale Open Position Notes

Now let’s look at the 5 positions across the fretboard:

The first one is in the 3rd position (the lowest fret is fret 3)

D Sharp Major Scale 3rd Position Frets

D Sharp Major Scale 3rd Position Notes

The next one is in the 4th position (the lowest fret is 4)

D Sharp Major Scale 4th Position Frets

 

D Sharp Major Scale 4th Position Notes

The next one is in the 7th position (the lowest fret is 7)

D Sharp Major Scale 7th Position Frets

D Sharp Major Scale 7th Position Notes

The next one is in the 10th position (the lowest fret is 10)

D Sharp Major Scale 10th Position Frets

D Sharp Major Scale 10th Position Notes

The last one is in the 11th position (the lowest fret is 11)

D Sharp Major Scale 11th Position Frets

D Sharp Major Scale 11th Position Notes

So there we have it. All the positions of D# major along the guitar neck!

For more information on major scales check out the post a complete guide to major scales on the guitar.

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