I just had a bizarre thought!
Is there a note that stays the same regardless of what scale you are in??
Is there any in the Major scales or in the minor scales?

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    The whole point of a scale is that it is a sequence of intervals of varying size. With the exception of the chromatic scale, you can shift (transpose) any other scale so that one of the "empty spaces" is over any note.
    – NReilingh
    Apr 27, 2016 at 22:43

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There aren't any in the major scales.

For instance, Ab Major has Bb, Eb, Ab and Db. Meanwhile, A Major has F#, C# and G#. So every note in C major that isn't flatted in Ab major is sharped in A major.

There is also the extreme example of C# major, where every note is sharped.

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