Using C Major Scale to Play
Simple Piano Melodies

C major scale is one of the easiest scales to play on the keyboard. This is because it is constructed using only natural keys on the keyboard.

Remember, natural keys are the white keys that are located on the keyboard of a piano, organ or any other similar keyboard instruments.

The letters that make up this major scale are C D E F G A B C. Why this scale begins and ends with C? This is because a major scale is a group of eight notes beginning and ending with the same letter name.

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It is always easy to learn melodies in the scale of C major. After all you are only using the white keys on the piano. I have provided three simple melodies that you can learn in the key of C major. These melodies are -great for children who have just started piano lessons. However, adult who are just learning to play the piano can also participate in this lesson. I am sure that you will benefit from it.

Use the keyboard diagram below to help you with the melody.


The first melody is “One Love” by Bob Marley

One Love

By Bob Marley

One love, one heart,

E E D D

Let’s get to-ge-ther and feel al-right

F E D C D C E D C

One love, one heart,

E E D D

Give thanks and praise to the Lord

E F F F E D C

And I will feel al-right

C C D E D C

Let’s get to-ge-ther and feel al-right.

F E D C D C E D C


Use the keyboard diagram to help you with both melodies below.


The second melody is “London Bridge is Falling Down”

London Bridge

London Bridge is falling down,

G A G F E F G

Falling down, falling down.

D E F E F G

London Bridge is falling down,

G A G F E F G

My fair lady!

D G E C

Build it up with iron bars,

G A G F E F G

Iron bars, iron bars.

D E F E F G

Build it up with iron bars,

G A G F E F G

My fair lady!

D G E C




The third melody is “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”

Twinkle, twinkle, little star

Jane Taylor wrote the lyrics in 1806.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,

C C G G A A G

How I wonder what you are.

F F E E D D C


Up above the world so high,

G G F F E E D


Like a diamond in the sky.

G G F F E E D


Twinkle, twinkle, little star,

C C G G A A G


How I wonder what you are!

F F E E D D C


There are several simple melodies that can be played in the C major scale. However, it always good to be able play them in every key or scale.


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