This article builds on what was presented in the “Table of Common (Diatonic) Major and Minor Scales”.
With that information understood, the concepts of half and whole steps are now introduced and explained.
Using these concepts, you will learn the formulae by which all Major and Minor scales are generated.
By grasping the logic of these formulae, the mystery of why some scales have sharps, others flats and some neither is clarified and resolved.
You will become able to develop and know the Major and minor scales for any starting note.
The result is a far more orderly and logical view of the subject.