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:
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)
The next one is in the 4th position (the lowest fret is 4)
The next one is in the 7th position (the lowest fret is 7)
The next one is in the 10th position (the lowest fret is 10)
The last one is in the 11th position (the lowest fret is 11)
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.