The Mixolydian b2 b5 Mode - Shapes and Charts

The Mixolydian b5 b9 (or b2 b9) is the fifth mode of the double harmonic scale. It is sometimes referred to as "Oriental Scale" and spelled 1 (tonic) - b2 (flat second) - 3 (major third) - 4 (fourth) - b5 (diminished fifth) - 6 (sixth) - b7 (minor seventh).

G Mixolydian b5 b9  G Ab B C Db E F
Formula 1 b2 3 4 b5 6 7
Intervals H W+H H H W+H H W

 

One-octave Shapes

Here are four one-octave shapes for practicing the Mixolydian b5 b9 scale on guitar.

Mixolydian b5 b9 oriental scale

Two-octave Shapes

The following two shapes show how to play the oriental scale within two octaves.

Mixolydian b2 b5 mode two octave shapes guitar

Whole Neck - 3 Notes-Per-String

Here below you'll find seven diagrams to play the Mixolydian b2 b5 mode all over the guitar neck.

Mixolydian b5 b9 guitar scale
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Last edited: 2021-09-03

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