The Major Scale Course

Adam Maness shows you a delightfully simple method for learning, practicing, and mastering ALL the major scales (including pentatonics!)


Major Scales for Improv

The Major Scale is a foundational set of notes used in everything you play.

With The Major Scale Course, piano guru Adam Maness shows you the important relationships within all 12 major scales in useful and practical ways that will make you a better improviser.

“If you don’t know your major scales this way, you don’t really know them at all” – Barry Harris

Get confident with thirds, triads, broken 7th chords, and with crucial skills for improvisation:

  • approach notes
  • pivots
  • pentatonic scales

Adam guides you through every single key, starting at C, moving up chromatically, all the way to B.

This will be your “go-to” tool on scales to revisit time and time again.

  • LEVEL 1
  • 36 videos
  • 3.5 hourS
  • Guided Practice SessionS
  • Living Notation
  • Subtitles: English

Meet Your Instructor

As Open Studio’s Creative Director, Adam Maness develops the curriculum of all of the courses, in addition to teaching his own popular course like Magic Voicing SystemPiano Fingering Independence and more.

Adam is a versatile pianist, arranger, composer, and producer whose performances, original compositions, and arrangements have been featured on numerous recordings and on national and international radio and television broadcasts. He is best known as co-founder and composer for the genre-bending chamber ensemble, The 442s.

Course Contents

Start Here

  • Welcome from Adam

C Major Scale

  • C Major – The Basics
  • C Major – Approches & Pivots
  • C Major – Pentatonic

Db Major Scale

  • Db Major – The Basics
  • Db Major Approches & Pivots
  • Db Major – Pentatonic

D Major Scale

  • D Major – The Basics
  • D Major – Approaches & Pivots
  • D Major – Pentatonic

Eb Major Scale

  • Eb Major – The Basics
  • Eb Major – Approches & Pivots
  • Eb Major – Pentatonic

E Major Scale

  • E Major – The Basics
  • E Major – Approaches & Pivots
  • E Major – Pentatonic

F Major Scale

  • F Major – The Basics
  • F Major – Approaches & Pivots
  • F Major – Pentatonic

Gb Major Scale

  • Gb Major – The Basics
  • Gb Major – Approaches & Pivots
  • Gb Major – Pentatonic

G Major Scale

  • G Major – The Basics
  • G Major – Approaches & Pivots
  • G Major – Pentatonic

Ab Major Scale

  • Ab Major – The Basics
  • Ab Major – Approaches & Pivots
  • Ab Major – Pentatonic

A Major Scale

  • A Major – The Basics
  • A Major – Approaches & Pivots
  • A Major – Pentatonic

Bb Major Scale

  • Bb Major – The Basics
  • Bb Major – Approaches & Pivots
  • Bb Major – Pentatonic

B Major Scale

  • B Major – The Basics
  • B Major – Approaches & Pivots
  • B Major – Pentatonic