Appendix 1 - Scales

 

The following list contains some of the most common scales plus several exotic scales. Each scale has several modes depending upon which note you start. Modes are used predominantly in Jazz and each has a unique flavour

 

C SCALES

 

C D E F G A B C

Major

C D D# F G G# B C

Harmonic minor

C D D# F G A B C

Melodic minor

C D E F# G# A# C

Whole tone

C D D# F F# G# A B C

Diminished

C D E G A C

Pentatonic major

C D# F# G A# C

Pentatonic minor

C C# F G A# C

Japanese

C D# F F# A A# C

Blues

C D E F G G# A B C

Bebop

C C# E F F# G# B C

Persian

C D D# F# G G# B C

Hungarian Minor

C D# E F# G A A# C

Hungarian Major

D# G A C D D# G A C

Kumoi

D# G G# C D D# G G# C

Hirojoshi

G G# B C D# E G G# B

Augmented

A# C C# D# E F F# G# A

8 Tone Spanish

G# A# B C C# E F# G# A#

Enigmatic

 

 

C# SCALES

 

C# D# F F# G# A# C C#

Major

C# D# E F# G# A C C#

Harmonic minor

C# D# E F# G# A# C C#

Melodic minor

C# D# F G A B C#

Whole tone

C# D# E F# G A A# C C#

Diminished

C# D# F G# A# C#

Pentatonic major

C# E G G# B C#

Pentatonic minor

C# D F# G# B C#

Japanese

C# E F# G A# B C#

Blues

C# D# F F# G# A A# C C#

Bebop

C# D F F# G A C C#

Persian

C# D# E G G# A C C#

Hungarian Minor

C# E F G G# A# B C#

Hungarian Major

E G# A# C# D# E G# A# C#

Kumoi

E G# A C# D# E G# A C#

Hirojoshi

C# G# A C C# E F G# A

Augmented

C# B C# D E F F# G A A#

8 Tone Spanish

C# A B C C# D F G A B

Enigmatic

 

 

 

 

D SCALES

 

D E F# G A B C# D

Major

D E F G A A# C# D

Harmonic minor

D E F G A B C# D

Melodic minor

D E F# G# A# C D

Whole tone

D E F G G# A# B C# D

Diminished

D E F# A B D

Pentatonic major

D F G# A C D

Pentatonic minor

D D# G A C D

Japanese

D F G G# B C D

Blues

D E F# G A A# B C# D

Bebop

D D# F# G G# A# C# D

Persian

D E F G# A A# C# D

Hungarian Minor

D F F# G# A B C D

Hungarian Major

F A B D E F A B D

Kumoi

F A A# D E F A A# D

Hirojoshi

D A A# C# D F F# A A#

Augmented

D C D D# F F# G G# A# B

8 Tone Spanish

D A# C C# D D# F# G# A# C

Enigmatic

 

 

D# SCALES

 

D# F G G# A# C D D#

Major

D# F F# G# A# B D D#

Harmonic minor

D# F F# G# A# C D D#

Melodic minor

D# F G A B C# D#

Whole tone

D# F F# G# A B C D D#

Diminished

D# F G A# C D#

Pentatonic major

D# F# A A# C# D#

Pentatonic minor

D# E G# A# C# D#

Japanese

D# F# G# A C C# D#

Blues

D# F G G# A# B C D D#

Bebop

D# E G G# A B D D#

Persian

D# F F# A A# B D D#

Hungarian Minor

D# F# G A A# C C# D#

Hungarian Major

F# A# C D# F F# A# C D#

Kumoi

F# A# B D# F F# A# B D#

Hirojoshi

D# A# B D D# F# G A# B

Augmented

D# C# D# E F# G G# A B C

8 Tone Spanish

D# B C# D D# E G A B C#

Enigmatic

 

 

 

 

E SCALES

 

E F# G# A B C# D# E

Major

E F# G A B C D# E

Harmonic minor

E F# G A B C# D# E

Melodic minor

E F# G# A# C D E

Whole tone

E F# G A A# C C# D# E

Diminished

E F# G# B C# E

Pentatonic major

E G A# B D E

Pentatonic minor

E F A B D E

Japanese

E G A A# C# D E

Blues

E F# G# A B C C# D# E

Bebop

E F G# A A# C D# E

Persian

E F# G A# B C D# E

Hungarian Minor

E G G# A# B C# D E

Hungarian Major

G B C# E F# G B C# E

Kumoi

G B C E F# G B C E

Hirojoshi

E B C D# E G G# B C

Augmented

E D E F G G# A A# C C#

8 Tone Spanish

E C D D# E F G# A# C D

Enigmatic

 

 

F SCALES

 

F G A A# C D E F

Major

F G G# A# C C# E F

Harmonic minor

F G G# A# C D E F

Melodic minor

F G A B C# D# F

Whole tone

F G G# A# B C# D E F

Diminished

F G A C D F

Pentatonic major

F G# B C D# F

Pentatonic minor

F F# A# C D# F

Japanese

F G# A# B D D# F

Blues

F G A A# C C# D E F

Bebop

F F# A A# B C# E F

Persian

F G G# B C C# E F

Hungarian Minor

F G# A B C D D# F

Hungarian Major

G# C D F G G# C D F

Kumoi

G# C C# F G G# C C# F

Hirojoshi

F C C# E F G# A C C#

Augmented

F D# F F# G# A A# B C# D

8 Tone Spanish

F C# D# E F F# A B C# D#

Enigmatic

 

 

 

F# SCALES

 

F# G# A# B C# D# F F#

Major

F# G# A B C# D F F#

Harmonic minor

F# G# A B C# D# F F#

Melodic minor

F# G# A# C D E F#

Whole tone

F# G# A B C D D# F F#

Diminished

F# G# A# C# D# F#

Pentatonic major

F# A C C# E F#

Pentatonic minor

F# G B C# E F#

Japanese

F# A B C D# E F#

Blues

F# G# A# B C# D D# F F#

Bebop

F# G A# B C D F F#

Persian

F# G# A C C# D F F#

Hungarian Minor

F# A A# C C# D# E F#

Hungarian Major

A C# D# F# G# A C# D# F#

Kumoi

A C# D F# G# A C# D F#

Hirojoshi

F# C# D F F# A A# C# D

Augmented

F# E F# G A A# B C D D#

8 Tone Spanish

F# D E F F# G A# C D E

Enigmatic

 

 

G SCALES

 

G A B C D E F# G

Major

G A A# C D D# F# G

Harmonic minor

G A A# C D E F# G

Melodic minor

G A B C# D# F G

Whole tone

G A A# C C# D# E F# G

Diminished

G A B D E G

Pentatonic major

G A# C# D F G

Pentatonic minor

G G# C D F G

Japanese

G A# C C# E F G

Blues

G A B C D D# E F# G

Bebop

G G# B C C# D# F# G

Persian

G A A# C# D D# F# G

Hungarian Minor

G A# B C# D E F G

Hungarian Major

A# D E G A A# D E G

Kumoi

A# D D# G A A# D D# G

Hirojoshi

G D D# F# G A# B D D#

Augmented

G F G G# A# B C C# D# E

8 Tone Spanish

G D# F F# G G# B C# D# F

Enigmatic

 

 

 

 

G# SCALES

 

G# A# C C# D# F G G#

Major

G# A# B C# D# E G G#

Harmonic minor

G# A# B C# D# F G G#

Melodic minor

G# A# C D E F# G#

Whole tone

G# A# B C# D E F G G#

Diminished

G# A# C D# F G#

Pentatonic major

G# B D D# F# G#

Pentatonic minor

G# A C# D# F# G#

Japanese

G# B C# D F F# G#

Blues

G# A# C C# D# E F G G#

Bebop

G# A C C# D E G G#

Persian

G# A# B D D# E G G#

Hungarian Minor

G# B C D D# F F# G#

Hungarian Major

B D# F G# A# B D# F G#

Kumoi

B D# E G# A# B D# E G#

Hirojoshi

G# D# E G G# B C D# E

Augmented

G# F# G# A B C C# D E F

8 Tone Spanish

G# E F# G G# A C D E F#

Enigmatic

 

 

A SCALES

 

A B C# D E F# G# A

Major

A B C D E F G# A

Harmonic minor

A B C D E F# G# A

Melodic minor

A B C# D# F G A

Whole tone

A B C D D# F F# G# A

Diminished

A B C# E F# A

Pentatonic major

A C D# E G A

Pentatonic minor

A A# D E G A

Japanese

A C D D# F# G A

Blues

A B C# D E F F# G# A

Bebop

A A# C# D D# F G# A

Persian

A B C D# E F G# A

Hungarian Minor

A C C# D# E F# G A

Hungarian Major

C E F# A B C E F# A

Kumoi

C E F A B C E F A

Hirojoshi

A E F G# A C C# E F

Augmented

A G A A# C C# D D# F F#

8 Tone Spanish

A F G G# A A# C# D# F G

Enigmatic

 

 

 

A# SCALES

 

A# C D D# F G A A#

Major

A# C C# D# F F# A A#

Harmonic minor

A# C C# D# F G A A#

Melodic minor

A# C D E F# G# A#

Whole tone

A# C C# D# E F# G A A#

Diminished

A# C D F G A#

Pentatonic major

A# C# E F G# A#

Pentatonic minor

A# B D# F G# A#

Japanese

A# C# D# E G G# A#

Blues

A# C D D# F F# G A A#

Bebop

A# B D D# E F# A A#

Persian

A# C C# E F F# A A#

Hungarian Minor

A# C# D E F G G# A#

Hungarian Major

C# F G A# C C# F G A#

Kumoi

C# F F# A# C C# F F# A#

Hirojoshi

A# F F# A A# C# D F F#

Augmented

A# G# A# B C# D D# E F# G

8 Tone Spanish

A# F# G# A A# B D E F# G#

Enigmatic

 

 

B SCALES

 

B C# D# E F# G# A# B

Major

B C# D E F# G A# B

Harmonic minor

B C# D E F# G# A# B

Melodic minor

B C# D# F G A B

Whole tone

B C# D E F G G# A# B

Diminished

B C# D# F# G# B

Pentatonic major

B D F F# A B

Pentatonic minor

B C E F# A B

Japanese

B D E F G# A B

Blues

B C# D# E F# G G# A# B

Bebop

B C D# E F G A# B

Persian

B C# D F F# G A# B

Hungarian Minor

B D D# F F# G# A B

Hungarian Major

D F# G# B C# D F# G# B

Kumoi

D F# G B C# D F# G B

Hirojoshi

B F# G A# B D D# F# G

Augmented

B A B C D D# E F G G#

8 Tone Spanish

B G A A# B C D# F G A

Enigmatic