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Scales Chart
« on: April 19, 2008, 02:55:30 PM »
Here is a list of many scales that are used in music.  I listed the scale names as well as the scale degrees used to make up each scale:


Scales Chart


Major scale (Ionian mode):  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Natural minor scale (Aeolian mode):  1, 2, b3, 4, 5, b6, b7

Harmonic minor scale:  1, 2, b3, 4, 5, b6, 7

Melodic minor scale (ascending):  1, 2, b3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Melodic minor scale (descending):  b7, b6, 5, 4, b3, 2, 1

Chromatic scale:  1, #1/b2, 2, #2/b3, 3, 4, #4/b5, 5, #5/b6, 6, #6/b7, 7

Whole tone scale (auxiliary augmented scale):  1, 2, 3, #4, #5, b7

Leading whole tone scale:  1, 2, 3, #4, #5, #6, 7

Pentatonic major scale (diatonic scale): 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Pentatonic minor scale:  1, b3, 4, 5, b7

Pentatonic blues scale:  1, b3, 4, b5, 5, b7

Pentatonic neutral scale:  1, 2, 4, 5, b7

Octatonic scale (H-W):  1, b2, b3, 3, b5, 5, 6, b7

Octatonic scale (W-H):  1, 2, b3, 4, b5, b6, 6, 7

Dorian mode:  1, 2, b3, 4, 5, 6, b7

Phrigian mode:  1, b2, b3, 4, 5, b6, b7

Lydian mode:  1, 2, 3, #4, 5, 6, 7

Lydian augmented scale:  1, 2, 3, #4, #5, 6, 7

Lydian minor scale:  1, 2, 3, #4, 5, b6, b7

Lydian diminished scale:  1, 2, b3, #4, 5, 6, 7

Mixolydian mode:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, b7

Locrian mode:  1, b2, b3, 4, b5, b6, b7

Major locrian scale:  1, 2, 3, 4, b5, b6, b7

Super locrian scale:  1, b2, #2, 3, 4, #5, b7

Blues scale:  1, b3, 4, #4, 5, b7

Augmented scale:  1, #2, 3, #4, #5, 7

(Whole) Diminished scale:  1, 2, b3, 4, b5, b6, 6, 7

Half-diminished scale (auxiliary diminished blues scale):  1, b2, b3, 3, b5, 5, 6, b7

Half-diminished #2 (Locrian #2 scale):  1, 2, b3, 4, b5, b6, b7

Diminished whole tone scale:  1, b2, b3, 3, b5, b6, b7

Auxiliary diminished scale:  1, 2, b3, 4, #4, #5, 6, 7

Dominant 7th scale:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, b7

Double Harmonic:  1, b2, 3, 4, 5, b6, 7

Neopolitan scale:  1, b2, b3, 4, 5, b6, 7

Neopolitan major scale:  1, b2, b3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Neopolitan minor scale:  1, b2, b3, 4, 5, b6, b7

Nine tone scale:  1, 2, #2, 3, #4, 5, #5, 6, 7

Overtone (dominant) scale:  1, 2, 3, #4, 5, 6, b7

Six tone symmetrical scale:  1, b2, 3, 4, #5, 6
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Re: Scales Chart
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2008, 05:32:10 PM »
T-Block:  Of all these scales, which ones can you run thru right off the top of your head??

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Re: Scales Chart
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2008, 06:40:31 PM »
T-Block:  Of all these scales, which ones can you run thru right off the top of your head??

Here are the ones I could run through off the top of my head:


Major scale (Ionian mode):  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Natural minor scale (Aeolian mode):  1, 2, b3, 4, 5, b6, b7

Harmonic minor scale:  1, 2, b3, 4, 5, b6, 7

Melodic minor scale (ascending):  1, 2, b3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Melodic minor scale (descending):  b7, b6, 5, 4, b3, 2, 1

Chromatic scale:  1, #1/b2, 2, #2/b3, 3, 4, #4/b5, 5, #5/b6, 6, #6/b7, 7

Whole tone scale (auxiliary augmented scale):  1, 2, 3, #4, #5, b7

Pentatonic major scale (diatonic scale): 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Pentatonic minor scale:  1, b3, 4, 5, b7

Pentatonic blues scale:  1, b3, 4, b5, 5, b7

Octatonic scale (H-W):  1, b2, b3, 3, b5, 5, 6, b7

Octatonic scale (W-H):  1, 2, b3, 4, b5, b6, 6, 7

Dorian mode:  1, 2, b3, 4, 5, 6, b7

Phrigian mode:  1, b2, b3, 4, 5, b6, b7

Lydian mode:  1, 2, 3, #4, 5, 6, 7

Mixolydian mode:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, b7

Locrian mode:  1, b2, b3, 4, b5, b6, b7

Blues scale:  1, b3, 4, #4, 5, b7
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Re: Scales Chart
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2008, 08:14:59 AM »
LOL in short everything right?

Well i went to our local music store in Silver Spring MD to get a book on scales. It's got suggested fingerings for the different types of scales as well as how each one is constructed. It's also helping me with sight reading and building up my dexterity.
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Re: Scales Chart
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2008, 02:20:23 PM »
Cool post 8)
It deserves printing 4 sho..

Please put it as a sticky before it's hard to trace.
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Re: Scales Chart
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2008, 02:23:01 PM »
Cool post 8)
It deserves printing 4 sho..

Please put it as a sticky before it's hard to trace.
Thanks T-Bone.

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Re: Scales Chart
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2008, 08:51:49 PM »
Cool post 8)
It deserves printing 4 sho..

Please put it as a sticky before it's hard to trace.
Thanks T-Bone.

This thread is part of the Ultimate Theory sticky post, so it will never get lost.  ;)
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Re: Scales Chart
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2008, 11:14:12 PM »
This thread is part of the Ultimate Theory sticky post, so it will never get lost.  ;)

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Re: Scales Chart
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2008, 02:10:15 AM »
LOL in short everything right?

Well i went to our local music store in Silver Spring MD to get a book on scales. It's got suggested fingerings for the different types of scales as well as how each one is constructed. It's also helping me with sight reading and building up my dexterity.

What is the title and who is author or publisher of the book you got ?

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Re: Scales Chart
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2008, 06:16:57 AM »
What is the title and who is author or publisher of the book you got ?

Jermaine Griggs, over at HearandPlay.com, has a book with suggested fingerings for the scales, as well. ;)
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Re: Scales Chart
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2013, 12:45:06 PM »
hello t block you mind putting those numbers as actual notes because i dont know the # system. thanks bro

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Re: Scales Chart
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2013, 09:50:44 AM »
hello t block you mind putting those numbers as actual notes because i dont know the # system. thanks bro

The number system is not that hard to grasp. It comes from the major scale. Each note in the major scale gets a number, starting with the first note being 1, the second note being 2, etc. Sharps (#) raise the note 1/2 step and flats (b) lower the note 1/2 step.

Instead of writing in notes all the time, the shortcut way is to use the numbers and let you figure them out in any key you want. The numbers are representing a note from some major scale. Sort of like in math when you use variables like x and y to represent a number, here we use numbers to represent the notes.

For example, the C major scale:  C  D  E  F  G  A  B

Like I said earlier, the first note gets the number 1, the second note gets the number 2, etc. So, the numbers for the C major scale are:  C=1  D=2  E=3  F=4  G=5  A=6  B=7

Now that we have a major scale to work with, I'm going to pick a scale from the list and show you how to convert from the numbers to actual notes:

Blues scale:  1, b3, 4, #4, 5, b7

So, using the C major scale and ignoring the sharps and flats for now, lets just get the right notes:

1 = C
3 = E
4 = F
4 = F
5 = G
7 = B

Now, lets add in the sharps and flats:

1 = C
b3 = Eb
4 = F
#4 = F#
5 = G
b7 = Bb

Now, just rename it using C as your root note:

C blues scale = C, Eb, F, F#, G, Bb


It's that easy. I'm sure you can do this yourself now. You just have to do the work. If you don't know your major scales, then you need to go back and learn them a.s.a.p. They are the gateway to the rest of your musical knowledge.
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Re: Scales Chart
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2013, 11:03:03 PM »
Thanks so much !!! Was wondering if you can post up your version of "oh happy day" on the keys because i need to learn it for an event! Please thanks gby!
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