List of music scales

List and Comparison of Music Scales - Formula Charts

List of music scalesHere is a list of the main musical scales and modes.

Pentatonic scales

Minor Pentatonic

1

b3

4

5

b7

Major Pentatonic

1

2

3

5

6

Dominant pentatonic 

1 2 3 5 b7

Dorian pentatonic 

1 2 b3 5 6

Altered pentatonic

1 b2 3 5 b7

Blues scales

Minor blues scale

1

b3

4

b5

5

b7

- - -

Minor blues scale (2)

1

b3

3

4

5

b7

- - -

Major blues scale

1 2 b3 3 5 6 - - -

Mixoblues scale

1 2 b3 3 4 b5 5 6 b7

Bebop scales

Major bebop 

1

2

3

4

5

#5

6

7

Dorian bebop

1

2

b3

3

4

5

6

b7
Dominant bebop

1

2

3

4

5

6

b7

7

Locrian bebop

1

b2

b3

4

b5

5

b6

b7

Harmonic minor bebop

1

2

b3

4

5

b6

b7

7

Melodic minor bebop

1

2

b3

4

5

#5

6

7

Phrygian dominant bebop

1

b2

3

4

5

b6

b7

7

Modes of the major scale

 

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

VII

Ionian Mode (major scale)

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Dorian Mode

1

2

b3

4

5

6

b7

Phrygian 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

Aeolian Mode

1

2

b3

4

5

b6

b7

Locrian Mode

1

b2

b3

4

b5

b6

b7

Modes of the melodic minor scale

 

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

VII

Melodic Minor

1

2

b3

4

5

6

7

Phrygian Nat 6

1

b2

b3

4

5

6

b7

Lydian Augmented

1

2

3

#4

#5

6

7

Lydian Dominant

1

2

3

#4

5

6

b7

Aeolian Major

1

2

3

4

5

b6

b7

Locrian Nat 2

1

2

b3

4

b5

b6

b7

Super Locrian (Altered Scale)

1

b2

b3

b4

b5

b6

b7

Modes of the harmonic minor scale

 

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

VII

Harmonic Minor

1

2

b3

4

5

b6

7

Locrian Nat 6

1

b2

b3

4

b5

6

b7

Major Augmented

1

2

3

4

#5

6

7

Dorian #4

1

2

b3

#4

5

6

b7

Phrygian Dominant

1

b2

3

4

5

b6

b7

Lydian #2

1

#2

3

#4

5

6

7

Diminished Locrian

1

b2

b3

b4

b5

b6

bb7

Modes of the harmonic major scale

 

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

VII

Ionian b6

1

2

3

4

5

b6

7

Dorian b5

1

2

b3

4

b5

6

b7

Phrygian b4

1

b2

b3

b4

5

b6

b7

Lydian b3

1

2

b3

#4

5

6

7

Mixolydian b2

1

b2

3

4

5

6

b7

Lydian augmented #2

1

#2

3

#4

#5

6

7

Locrian bb7

1

b2

b3

4

b5

b6

bb7

Symmetric scales

 

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

VII

VIII

Whole Tone Scale

1

2

3

#4

#5

b7

-

-

Diminished Scale (Half-whole)

1

b2

b3

3

#4

5

6

b7

Diminished scale (Whole-half)

1 2 b3 4 b5 #6 6 7

Augmented scale

1 b3 3 5 #5 7 - -

 

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