How to construct and play the chromatic scale

Name

This is the chromatic scale.

Intervals

How to construct the chromatic scale?

Use the following intervals in any order to construct this scale. Start on a specific note on which you want to construct this scale from (for instance the note "C") and calculate each interval on top of it. Afterwards, you will be able to play it on your instrument.

Perfect unison

Has 0 semitones and spans 1 naturals.

Minor second

Has 1 semitones and spans 2 naturals.

Major second

Has 2 semitones and spans 2 naturals.

Minor third

Has 3 semitones and spans 3 naturals.

Major third

Has 4 semitones and spans 3 naturals.

Perfect fourth

Has 5 semitones and spans 4 naturals.

Diminished fifth

Has 6 semitones and spans 5 naturals.

Perfect fifth

Has 7 semitones and spans 5 naturals.

Minor sixth

Has 8 semitones and spans 6 naturals.

Major sixth

Has 9 semitones and spans 6 naturals.

Minor seventh

Has 10 semitones and spans 7 naturals.

Major seventh

Has 11 semitones and spans 7 naturals.

Chords

Cheatsheet

Play the chromatic scale in any musical key

You can play the C chromatic scale with the following notes.

C   Db   D   Eb   E   F   Gb   G   Ab   A   Bb   B  

Sheet music of the C chromatic scale.

The notes of the C chromatic scale written down in sheet music.

C chromatic on the piano.

The notes of the C chromatic scale on the piano.

You can play the C# chromatic scale with the following notes.

C#   D   D#   E   E#   F#   G   G#   A   A#   B   B#  

Sheet music of the C# chromatic scale.

The notes of the C# chromatic scale written down in sheet music.

C# chromatic on the piano.

The notes of the C# chromatic scale on the piano.

You can play the Db chromatic scale with the following notes.

Db   Ebb   Eb   Fb   F   Gb   Abb   Ab   Bbb   Bb   Cb   C  

Sheet music of the Db chromatic scale.

The notes of the Db chromatic scale written down in sheet music.

Db chromatic on the piano.

The notes of the Db chromatic scale on the piano.

You can play the D chromatic scale with the following notes.

D   Eb   E   F   F#   G   Ab   A   Bb   B   C   C#  

Sheet music of the D chromatic scale.

The notes of the D chromatic scale written down in sheet music.

D chromatic on the piano.

The notes of the D chromatic scale on the piano.

You can play the D# chromatic scale with the following notes.

D#   E   E#   F#   F##   G#   A   A#   B   B#   C#   C##  

Sheet music of the D# chromatic scale.

The notes of the D# chromatic scale written down in sheet music.

D# chromatic on the piano.

The notes of the D# chromatic scale on the piano.

You can play the Eb chromatic scale with the following notes.

Eb   Fb   F   Gb   G   Ab   Bbb   Bb   Cb   C   Db   D  

Sheet music of the Eb chromatic scale.

The notes of the Eb chromatic scale written down in sheet music.

Eb chromatic on the piano.

The notes of the Eb chromatic scale on the piano.

You can play the E chromatic scale with the following notes.

E   F   F#   G   G#   A   Bb   B   C   C#   D   D#  

Sheet music of the E chromatic scale.

The notes of the E chromatic scale written down in sheet music.

E chromatic on the piano.

The notes of the E chromatic scale on the piano.

You can play the F chromatic scale with the following notes.

F   Gb   G   Ab   A   Bb   Cb   C   Db   D   Eb   E  

Sheet music of the F chromatic scale.

The notes of the F chromatic scale written down in sheet music.

F chromatic on the piano.

The notes of the F chromatic scale on the piano.

You can play the F# chromatic scale with the following notes.

F#   G   G#   A   A#   B   C   C#   D   D#   E   E#  

Sheet music of the F# chromatic scale.

The notes of the F# chromatic scale written down in sheet music.

F# chromatic on the piano.

The notes of the F# chromatic scale on the piano.

You can play the Gb chromatic scale with the following notes.

Gb   Abb   Ab   Bbb   Bb   Cb   Dbb   Db   Ebb   Eb   Fb   F  

Sheet music of the Gb chromatic scale.

The notes of the Gb chromatic scale written down in sheet music.

Gb chromatic on the piano.

The notes of the Gb chromatic scale on the piano.

You can play the G chromatic scale with the following notes.

G   Ab   A   Bb   B   C   Db   D   Eb   E   F   F#  

Sheet music of the G chromatic scale.

The notes of the G chromatic scale written down in sheet music.

G chromatic on the piano.

The notes of the G chromatic scale on the piano.

You can play the G# chromatic scale with the following notes.

G#   A   A#   B   B#   C#   D   D#   E   E#   F#   F##  

Sheet music of the G# chromatic scale.

The notes of the G# chromatic scale written down in sheet music.

G# chromatic on the piano.

The notes of the G# chromatic scale on the piano.

You can play the Ab chromatic scale with the following notes.

Ab   Bbb   Bb   Cb   C   Db   Ebb   Eb   Fb   F   Gb   G  

Sheet music of the Ab chromatic scale.

The notes of the Ab chromatic scale written down in sheet music.

Ab chromatic on the piano.

The notes of the Ab chromatic scale on the piano.

You can play the A chromatic scale with the following notes.

A   Bb   B   C   C#   D   Eb   E   F   F#   G   G#  

Sheet music of the A chromatic scale.

The notes of the A chromatic scale written down in sheet music.

A chromatic on the piano.

The notes of the A chromatic scale on the piano.

You can play the A# chromatic scale with the following notes.

A#   B   B#   C#   C##   D#   E   E#   F#   F##   G#   G##  

Sheet music of the A# chromatic scale.

The notes of the A# chromatic scale written down in sheet music.

A# chromatic on the piano.

The notes of the A# chromatic scale on the piano.

You can play the Bb chromatic scale with the following notes.

Bb   Cb   C   Db   D   Eb   Fb   F   Gb   G   Ab   A  

Sheet music of the Bb chromatic scale.

The notes of the Bb chromatic scale written down in sheet music.

Bb chromatic on the piano.

The notes of the Bb chromatic scale on the piano.

You can play the B chromatic scale with the following notes.

B   C   C#   D   D#   E   F   F#   G   G#   A   A#  

Sheet music of the B chromatic scale.

The notes of the B chromatic scale written down in sheet music.

B chromatic on the piano.

The notes of the B chromatic scale on the piano.