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White Key Majors
C, D, E, G, and A major scales may be played using the same fingering (white key regular): RH: 123123412312… LH: 543213214321… 3s together.
F major scales use a different fingering because of the Bb. If we were to use the white key regular fingering, we would have to play Bb with 1 in both hands. Common practice is to avoid playing black keys with 1. Therefore, we will use a better fingering. RH: 123412312341… LH: 543213214321… 3s together then 2s and 3s alternate.
B/Cb major scales are likely the easiest to play because they fit right into the hands. RH: 12312341231… LH: 13214321321… 1s together on the white keys of the scale (B/Cb and E/Fb). This scale uses the V-W fingering (see description in next section.)
Black Key Majors
Db and Gb major scales use the V-W fingering. 32 and 23 make a V on the group of two black keys while 432 and 234 make a W on the group of three black keys. Db major: RH: 2312341231… LH: 3214321321… Gb major: RH: 2341231234… LH: 4321321432… 1s together. V-W fingering. Eb major scales use a different fingering: RH: 3123412312… LH: 3214321321… 3s together then 3s and 4s alternate. 1s and 2s also alternate.
Ab major scales: RH: 3412312341… LH: 3214321321… 3s together.
Bb major scales: RH: 412312341… LH: 321432132… RH4/LH3 together, then RH3/LH4 together…