X:2
    T:How to play the Major Scale
    T:starting with bottom hole: OPEN
    %%fingering P14
    M:none
    K:E treble
    L: 1/4
    A | B | c | =d | e | f | g | a | x | x |
  

Although our Minor Key flutes are typically optimized to play the Minor Pentatonic scale, they can also play the Major scale by using the above fingering. For example, an A-minor flute can also play the C-major scale when you start the scale with the bottom hole open. This avoids the problematic Half-holing of the alternative approach. Although this is an easier fingering, it has two complications:

  1. Does not have as a many pitches, which may limit what songs you can play.
  2. Starts the scale on a different pitch than the flutes fundamental, so you may need the following table to translate between the flute's key and the key of the Major scale.
Minor Key Flute: Am B♭m
A♯m
Bm Cm D♭m
C♯m
Dm E♭m
D♯m
Em Fm G♭m
F♯m
Gm A♭m
G♯m
Major scale begins on C D♭
C♯
D E♭
D♯
E F G♭
F♯
G A♭
G♯
A B♭
A♯
B