Free Piano Scale Fingering Diagrams

For some reason, some of my students really struggle with scale fingerings. I’ve been trying a variety of different tools to help them remember and master the fingerings. One of my students suggested placing diagrams in the back of the assignment books with fingerings for all the scales. I thought that was an excellent idea, so I created the diagrams below for that purpose. Next year, I’m planning to include a complete set in the back of every assignment book.

Feel free to download and print these free piano scale fingering diagrams for use with your students (let me know if you catch any mistakes or have any ideas for improvement!):

Major Scales

Minor Scales

UPDATE:

Originally I didn’t create melodic scale fingering diagrams because I figured there wouldn’t be much demand for them. So much for that theory! Based on the feedback and requests I’ve received, I went ahead and created these melodic minor scale fingering diagrams as well. The upper layer of numbers (black and white) is for the ascending scale, and the lower layer of numbers (gray) is for the descending scale. This seemed like the best way to reflect the fingering and key changes within the scale.

Minor Scales – Melodic

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5 thoughts on “Free Piano Scale Fingering Diagrams

  1. I am an 84 y.o. professional trumpet player trying to reprise a mediocre ability I once had on the keyboard (mostly ‘blues’). I see you have the Keys of C and G major covered but what about the other key signatures? For instance is fingering for the key of Eb such a logical Permutation that I should be able to figure it out myself?

    Thanks in advance for your help and advice

    JCS

  2. This is a simple and highly effective learning tool for practicing scales. I heartily thank you for making it accessible. I think it wold be great if you would publish a book on scales, chords, and arpeggios with your diagrams.

  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the melodic minor scales!!!! I am a voice student, and can play piano somewhat by ear, but have been getting tripped up on the melodic minor scales. You may just be helping me get an A in my piano class.

  4. Hello
    thank you for your piano scale fingering diargrams.

    could you please help me?

    i do not know the minor scales, and i do not read music.
    I have had much trouble finding it online, and would appreciate if you could tell me.
    I understand Ab, A# etc…

    thanks

  5. These diagrams are incredible! I just started teaching piano lessons again and I had no resources for scale fingering outside of hand-written ones I whipped up on the spot. These are perfect, thank you so much for putting this together!

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