Now we know about scale degrees, it might be a good idea to get to learn their names. That's right, every step of a major and minor scale has a special name.
They might seem a bit difficult to remember at first, but you'll get there in the end. Every scale starts on the tonic note (1) and is then followed by the supertonic (2), mediant (3), subdominant (4), dominant (5), submediant (6) and leading note (7).
I remember these by using the mnemonic - "To see more sheep, don't say lunch", the first letters of each of these words matches up with - tonic, supertonic, mediant, subdominant, dominant, submediant and leading note.