Term referring to a sequence of notes that define the tonality of the major scale. This series consists of seven notes: the tonic, followed by the next note a whole step up from the tonic, the third is a whole step from the second, the fourth is a half step from the third, the fifth is a whole step from the fourth, the sixth is a whole step from the fifth, the seventh is another whole step, followed by the tonic, a half step above the seventh. Thus the first and eighth tones are exactly an octave apart.SCALE STEPS (IN SEMITONES OR HALF STEPS)12345678910111213 cdefgabc'Play Major Scale"greater". a term used to describe certain intervals (seconds, thirds, sixths and sevenths), chords and the Ionian mode