Other Scales

The following is a selection of some ‘other’ scales. For convenience and ease of comparison all have their root notes on C.

5-note scales:

Major

Major Pent

 

Kumoi

Kumoi

 

Kokin Joshi

Kokin Joshi

 

Pelog

Pelog

 

Hirajoshi

Hirajoshi

 

6-note scales:

Whole-tone

Whole-tone

 

6-note Symmetrical

6-note Symmetrical

 

Prometheus

Prometheus

 

Prometheus Neapolitan

Prometheus Neapolitan

 

7-note scales:

Neapolitan Minor

Neapolitan minor

 

Neapolitan Major

Neapolitan Major

 

Oriental

Oriental

 

Enigmatic

Enigmatic

 

Hungarian Minor

Hungarian minor

 

Hungarian Major

Hungarian major

 

Double Harmonic

Double harmonic

 

Locrian Major

Locrian Major

 

Lydian Minor

Lydian Minor

 

Overtone

Overtone

 

Leading Whole-tone

Leading whole-tone

 

8-note scales:

 

Octatonic

Octatonic

 

Spanish

8-note Spanish