Scale Syllabus vers. 1.00

 

The following is a summary of various scales seen in music. No attempt is made on this page to explain what's being said here. Instructions on how to read these things is spelled out in the scales lessons. Link to scales index follows at the bottom of the page. This list is neither exhaustive nor complete. Vers.1.00 contains commonly used scales, as well as some commonly seen "exotic" scales, and their modes. More will be added later. Vers.1.00 is dated Nov. 26, 2003.

This syllabus is split into the following sections:
Common Scales
Symmetric Scales
Modes of scales and Scale Families
Miscelaneous Scales
Scales by Chord Type
Chromatic Scale applied to Standard Tuning









Common Scales (examples with root note on A)
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chromatic scale
1,b2,2,b3,4,#4/b5,5,b6,6,b7,7
1/2-1/2-1/2-1/2-1/2-1/2-1/2-1/2-1/2-1/2-1/2-1/2
A,A#/Bb,B,C,C#/Db,D,D#/Eb,E,F,F#/Gb,G,G#/Ab


Pentatonic minor 
 = m3-W-W-m3-W
 = 1,b3,4,5,b7
 = A,C,D,E,G

Pentatonic Major
 = W-W-m3-W-m3
 = 1,2,3,5,6
 = A,B,C#,E,F#

Major scale 
 = W-W-1/2-W-W-W-1/2
 = 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
 = A,B,C#,D,E,F#,G#

Minor Scale
 = W-1/2-W-W-1/2-W-W 
 = 1,2,b3,4,5,b6,b7
 = A,B,C,D,E,F,G

Harmonic Minor Scale
 = W-1/2-W-W-1/2-m3-1/2
 = 1,2,b3,4,5,b6,7
 = A-B-C-D-E-F-G#-A

Melodic Minor Scale
 = W-1/2-W-W-W-W-1/2
 = 1,2,b3,4,5,6,7
 = A,B,C,D,E,F#,G#

Blues Scale
 = m3-W-1/2-1/2-m3-W
 = 1,b3,4,#4/b5,5,b7
 = A,C,D,D#/Eb,E,G








Symmetric scales
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Augmented  = m3-1/2-m3-1/2-m3-1/2 = 1,b3,3/b4,5,#5,7
Whole Tone = W-W-W-W-W-W = 1,2,3,#4/b5,#5/b6,#6/b7
W-1/2      = W-1/2-W-1/2-W-1/2-W-1/2 = 1,2,b3,4,b5,b6,bb7,7
1/2-W      = 1/2-W-1/2-W-1/2-W-1/2-W = 1,b2,b3,3,#4/b5,5,6,b7
Chromatic = 1/2-1/2-1/2-1/2-1/2-1/2-1/2-1/2-1/2-1/2-1/2-1/2





Modes Galore (families of Scales)
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Modes of the Major scale
WW1/2WWW1/2 = Ionian (1rst mode) = 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
W1/2WWW1/2W = Dorian (2nd mode) = 1,2,b3,4,5,6,b7
1/2WWW1/2WW = Phrygian (3rd mode) = 1,b2,b3,4,5,b6,b7
WWW1/2WW1/2 = Lydian (4th mode) = 1,2,3,#4,5,6,7
WW1/2WW1/2W = Mixolydian (5th mode) = 1,2,3,4,5,6,b7
W1/2WW1/2WW = Aeolian (6th mode) = 1,2,b3,4,5,b6,b7
1/2WW1/2WWW = Locrian(7th mode) =1,b2,b3,4,b5,b6,b7




Harmonic Minor modes
h.minnor = W-1/2-W-W-1/2-m3-1/2 = 1,2,b3,4,5,b6,7 (mohamadean)
Locrian.nat.6 = 1/2-W-W-1/2-m3-1/2-W = 1,b2,b3,4,b5,6,b7 
Ionian#5 = W-W-1/2-m3-1/2-W-1/2 = 1,2,3,4,#5,6,7
Dorian#4 = W-1/2-m3-1/2-W-1/2-W = 1,2,b3,#4,5,6,b7
Spanish Major = 1/2-m3-1/2-W-1/2-W-W = 1,b2,3,4,5,b6,b7 (spanish, jewish)
Lydian#2 = m3-1/2-W-1/2-W-W-1/2 = 1,#2,3,#4,5,6,7
Super Locrianbb7 = 1/2-W-1/2-W-W-1/2-m3 = 1,b2,b3,b4,b5,b6,bb7


Melodic Minor modes
m.minor = W-1/2-W-W-W-W-1/2 = 1,2,b3,4,5,6,7
Javanese (dorian b2) = 1/2-W-W-W-W-1/2-W = 1,b2,b3,4,5,6,b7
Lydian Augment = W-W-W-W-1/2-W-1/2 = 1,2,3,#4,#5,6,7
Overtone (Lydian b7) = W-W-W-1/2-W-1/2-W = 1,2,3,#4,5,6,b7
Hindu (Mix b6) = W-W-1/2-W-1/2-W-W = 1,2,3,4,5,b6,b7
Locrian nat 2 = W-1/2-W-1/2-W-W-W = 1,2,b3,4,b5,b6,b7
Super Locrian = 1/2-W-1/2-W-W-W-W = 1,b2,b3,b4,b5,b6,b7


Gypsy Minor modes
g.minor = W-1/2-m3-1/2-1/2-m3-1/2 = 1,2,b3,#4,5,b6,7
Oriental = 1/2-m3-1/2-1/2-m3-1/2-W = 1,b2,3,4,b5,6,b7
 = m3-1/2-1/2-m3-1/2-W-1/2 = 1,#2,3,4,#5,6,7
 = 1/2-1/2-m3-1/2-W-1/2-m3 = 1,b2,2/bb3,4,b5,b6,6/bb7
Byzantine (gypsy, double harmonic) = 1/2-m3-1/2-W-1/2-m3-1/2 = 1,b2,3,4,5,b6,7
 = m3-1/2-W-1/2-m3-1/2-1/2 = 1,#2,3,#4,5,#6,7
 = 1/2-W-1/2-m3-1/2-1/2-m3 = 1,b2,b3,b4,5,b6,bb7


Hungarian modes
hungarian = m3-1/2-W-1/2-W-1/2-W = 1,b3,3,#4,5,6,b7
 = 1/2-W-1/2-W-1/2-W-m3 = 1,b2,b3,3,#4,5,6
 = W-1/2-W-1/2-W-m3-1/2 = 1,2,b3,4,b5,b6,7
 = 1/2-W-1/2-W-m3-1/2-W = 1,b2,b3,3,b5,6,b7
 = W-1/2-W-m3-1/2-W-1/2 = 1,2,b3,4,#5,6,7
 = 1/2-W-m3-1/2-W-1/2-W = 1,b2,b3,b5,5,6,b7
 = W-m3-1/2-W-1/2-W-1/2 = 1,2,4,b5,#5,6,b7


Enigmatic modes
Enigmatic = 1/2-m3-W-W-W-1/2-1/2 = 1,b2,3,#4,#5,#6,7
 = m3-W-W-W-1/2-1/2-1/2 = 1,b3,4,5,6,b7,7
 = W-W-W-1/2-1/2-1/2-m3 = 1,2,3,#4,5,b6,6
 = W-W-1/2-1/2-1/2-m3-W = 1,2,3,4,b5,5,b7
 = W-1/2-1/2-1/2-m3-W-W = 1,2,b3,3,4,b6,b7
 = 1/2-1/2-1/2-m3-W-W-W = 1,b2,2,b3,b5,b6,b7
 = 1/2-1/2-m3-W-W-W-1/2 = 1,b2,2,4,5,6,7


Neapolitan Major modes
Neapolitan = 1/2-W-W-W-W-W-1/2 = 1,b2,b3,4,5,6,7
Leading Whole tone = W-W-W-W-W-1/2-1/2 = 1,2,3,#4,#5,#6,7
 = W-W-W-W-1/2-1/2-W = 1,2,3,#4,#5,6,b7
Lydian Minor = W-W-W-1/2-1/2-W-W = 1,2,3,#4,5,b6,b7
Arabian (Major Locrian) = W-W-1/2-1/2-W-W-W = 1,2,3,4,b5,b6,b7
 = W-1/2-1/2-W-W-W-W = 1,2,b3,b4,b5,b6,b7
 = 1/2-1/2-W-W-W-W-W = 1,b2,2,3,b5,b6,b7


Neapolitan Minor modes
Neapolitan minor = 1/2-W-W-W-1/2-m3-1/2 = 1,b2,b3,4,5,b6,7
 = W-W-W-1/2-m3-1/2-1/2 = 1,2,3,#4,5,b7,7
 = W-W-1/2-m3-1/2-1/2-W = 1,2,3,4,#5,6,b7
Hungarian Gypsy = W-1/2-m3-1/2-1/2-W-W = 1,2,b3,#4,5,b6,b7
 = 1/2-m3-1/2-1/2-W-W-W = 1,b2,3,4,b5,b6,b7
 = m3-1/2-1/2-W-W-W-1/2 = 1,#2,3,4,5,6,7
 = 1/2-1/2-W-W-W-1/2-m3 = 1,b2,2,3,#4,#5,6


Persian modes
Persian = 1/2-m3-1/2-1/2-W-m3-1/2 = 1,b2,3,4,b5,b6,7
 = m3-1/2-1/2-W-m3-1/2-1/2 = 1,#2,3,4,5,#6,7
 = 1/2-1/2-W-m3-1/2-1/2-m3 = 1,b2,2,3,5,b6,bb7
 = 1/2-W-m3-1/2-1/2-m3-1/2 = 1,b2,b3,b5,5,b6,7
 = W-m3-1/2-1/2-m3-1/2-1/2 = 1,2,4,b5,5,b7,7
 = m3-1/2-1/2-m3-1/2-1/2-W = 1,#2,3,4,#5,6,b7
 = 1/2-1/2-m3-1/2-1/2-W-m3 = 1,b2,2,4,b5,5,6


Hirajoshi = W-1/2-M3-1/2-M3 = 1,2,b3,5,b6
Iwato = 1/2-M3-1/2-M3-W = 1,b2,4,b5,b7
 = M3-1/2-M3-W-1/2 = 1,3,4,6,7
Kumoi (Japanese) = 1/2-M3-W-1/2-M3 = 1,b2,4,5,b6
 = M3-W-1/2-M3-1/2 = 1,3,#4,5,7


Pelog = 1/2-W-M3-m3-W = 1,b2,b3,5,b7
 = W-M3-m3-W-1/2 = 1,2,#4,6,7
 = M3-m3-W-1/2-W = 1,3,5,6,b7
 = m3-W-1/2-W-M3 = 1,b3,4,b5,b6
 = W-1/2-W-M3-m3 = 1,2,b3,4,6


Balinese  = 1/2-W-M3-1/2-M3 = 1,b2,b3,5,b6
 = W-M3-1/2-M3-1/2 = 1,2,#4,5,7
 = M3-1/2-M3-1/2-W = 1,3,4,6,b7
 = 1/2-M3-1/2-W-M3 = 1,b2,4,b5,b6
 = M3-1/2-W-M3-1/2 = 1,3,4,5,7


Pentatonic modes
Pentatonic major = W-W-m3-W-m3 = 1,2,3,5,6
Egyptian = W-m3-W-m3-W = 1,2,4,5,b7
 = m3-W-m3-W-W = 1,b3,4,b6,b7
 = W-m3-W-W-m3 = 1,2,4,5,6
Pentatonic Minor = m3-W-W-m3-W = 1,b3,4,5,b7


Hawaiian  = W-1/2-M3-W-W-1/2 = 1,2,b3,5,6,7
 = 1/2-M3-W-W-1/2-W = 1,b2,4,5,6,b7
 = M3-W-W-1/2-W-1/2 = 1,3,#4,#5,6,b7
 = W-W-1/2-W-1/2-M3 = 1,2,3,4,5,b6
 = W-1/2-W-1/2-M3-W = 1,2,b3,4,b5,b7
 = 1/2-W-1/2-M3-W-W = 1,b2,b3,b4,b6,b7

Bop = W-W-1/2-W-W-1/2-1/2-1/2 = 1,2,3,4,5,6,b7,7
 = W-1/2-W-W-1/2-1/2-1/2-W = 1,2,b3,4,5,b6,6,b7
 = 1/2-W-W-1/2-1/2-1/2-W-W = 1,b2,b3,4,b5,5,b6,b7
 = W-W-1/2-1/2-1/2-W-W-1/2 = 1,2,3,4,b5,5,6,7
 = W-1/2-1/2-1/2-W-W-1/2-W = 1,2,b3,3,4,5,6,b7
 = 1/2-1/2-1/2-W-W-1/2-W-W = 1,b2,2,b3,4,5,b6,b7
 = 1/2-1/2-W-W-1/2-W-W-1/2 = 1,b2,2,3,#4/b5,5,6,7
 = 1/2-W-W-1/2-W-W-1/2-1/2 = 1,b2,b3,b4,b5,b6,b7,7






Misc.
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Mode of Bop (not)
 = W-W-1/2-W-W-1/2-1/2-W-1/2 = 1,2,b3,4,5,b6,6,7

Spanish 8 tone - 1/2-W-1/2-1/2-1/2-W-W-W = 1,b2,b3,3,4,b5,#5/b6,b7

Algerian = W-1/2-m3-1/2-1/2-m3-1/2-W-1/2-W = 1,2,b3,#4,5,b6,7,8,9,b10,11

ethiopian





Scales for chords

Play over triads
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Major scales
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Ionian = 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Lydian = 1,2,3,#4,5,6,7
Mixolydian = 1,2,3,4,5,6,b7
Spanish Major = 1,b2,3,4,5,b6,b7
Pentatonic Major = 1,2,3,5,6 
Augmented  = 1,b3,3/b4,5,#5,7
Lydian#2 = 1,#2,3,#4,5,6,7
Overtone (Lydian b7) = 1,2,3,#4,5,6,b7
Hindu (Mix b6) = 1,2,3,4,5,b6,b7
Byzantine (gypsy, double harmonic) = 1,b2,3,4,5,b6,7
6th mode of Gyp. Minor = 1,#2,3,#4,5,#6,7
hungarian = 1,b3,3,#4,5,6,b7
2nd mode of hungarian = 1,b2,b3,3,#4,5,6
3rd mode of enigmatic = 1,2,3,#4,5,b6,6
4th mode of enigmatic = 1,2,3,4,b5,5,b7
Lydian Minor = 1,2,3,#4,5,b6,b7
2nd mode of Nea.minor = 1,2,3,#4,5,b7,7
6th mode of Nea.minor  = 1,#2,3,4,5,6,7
2nd mode of persian = 1,#2,3,4,5,#6,7
3rd mode of persian = 1,b2,2,3,5,b6,bb7
5th mode of Hirajoshi  = 1,3,#4,5,7
3rd mode of Pelog = 1,3,5,6,b7
5th mode of Bainese  = 1,3,4,5,7
3rd mode of Hawaiian  = 1,2,3,4,5,b6
Bop = 1,2,3,4,5,6,b7,7
4th mode of Bop = 1,2,3,4,b5,5,6,7
5th mode of Bop = 1,2,b3,3,4,5,6,b7
7th mode of Bop = 1,b2,2,3,#4/b5,5,6,7



Minor scales
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Pentatonic minor = 1,b3,4,5,b7
Aeolian = 1,2,b3,4,5,b6,b7
Dorian = 1,2,b3,4,5,6,b7
Phrygian = 1,b2,b3,4,5,b6,b7
Harmonic minor = 1,2,b3,4,5,b6,7
Melodic minor (Jazz minor) = 1,2,b3,4,5,6,7
Gypsy minor (Oriental minor) = 1,2,b3,#4,5,b6,7
Augmented  = 1,b3,3/b4,5,#5,7
1/2-W      = 1,b2,b3,3,#4/b5,5,6,b7
Dorian#4 = 1,2,b3,#4,5,6,b7
Javanese (dorian b2) = 1,b2,b3,4,5,6,b7
7th mode of Gyp.Minor = 1,b2,b3,b4,5,b6,bb7
2nd mode of Hungarian = 1,b2,b3,3,#4,5,6
6th mode of Hungarian = 1,b2,b3,b5,5,6,b7
2nd mode of Enigmatic = 1,b3,4,5,6,b7,7
Neapolitan = 1,b2,b3,4,5,6,7
Neapolitan minor = 1,b2,b3,4,5,b6,7
Hungarian Gypsy = 1,2,b3,#4,5,b6,b7
4th mode of Persian = 1,b2,b3,b5,5,b6,7
Hirajoshi = 1,2,b3,5,b6
Pelog = 1,b2,b3,5,b7
Balinese  = 1,b2,b3,5,b6
Hawaiian  = 1,2,b3,5,6,7
2nd mode of Bop = 1,2,b3,4,5,b6,6,b7
3rd mode of Bop = 1,b2,b3,4,b5,5,b6,b7
4th mode of Bop = 1,2,3,4,b5,5,6,7
5th mode of Bop = 1,2,b3,3,4,5,6,b7
Mode of Bop (not) = 1,2,b3,4,5,b6,6,7
Algerian = 1,2,b3,#4,5,b6,7,8,9,b10,11



Augmented scales (note b6 is enharmonic to #5)
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Augmented  = 1,b3,3/b4,5,#5,7
Whole Tone = 1,2,3,#4/b5,#5/b6,#6/b7
Ionian#5 = 1,2,3,4,#5,6,7
Spanish Major = 1,b2,3,4,5,b6,b7 (spanish, jewish)
Lydian Augment = 1,2,3,#4,#5,6,7
Hindu (Mix b6) = 1,2,3,4,5,b6,b7
3rd mode of Gyp. minor = 1,#2,3,4,#5,6,7
Byzantine (gypsy, double harmonic) = 1,b2,3,4,5,b6,7
Enigmatic = 1,b2,3,#4,#5,#6,7
3rd mode of Enigmatic = 1,2,3,#4,5,b6,6
5th mode of Enigmatic = 1,2,b3,3,4,b6,b7
Leading Whole tone = 1,2,3,#4,#5,#6,7
3rd mode of Neapolitan = 1,2,3,#4,#5,6,b7
Lydian Minor = 1,2,3,#4,5,b6,b7
Arabian (Major Locrian) = 1,2,3,4,b5,b6,b7
7th mode of Neapolitan = 1,b2,2,3,b5,b6,b7
3rd mode of Neapolitan Minor = 1,2,3,4,#5,6,b7
5th mode of Neapolitan Minor = 1,b2,3,4,b5,b6,b7
7th mode of Neapolitan Minor = 1,b2,2,3,#4,#5,6
Persian = 1,b2,3,4,b5,b6,7
3rd mode of Persian = 1,b2,2,3,5,b6,bb7
6th mode of Persian = 1,#2,3,4,#5,6,b7
3rd mode of Hawaiian  = 1,3,#4,#5,6,b7
Spanish 8 tone = 1,b2,b3,3,4,b5,#5/b6,b7



Diminished Scales
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W-1/2      = 1,2,b3,4,b5,b6,bb7,7
1/2-W      = 1,b2,b3,3,#4/b5,5,6,b7
Locrian(7th mode) =1,b2,b3,4,b5,b6,b7
Locrian.nat.6 = 1,b2,b3,4,b5,6,b7 
Dorian#4 = 1,2,b3,#4,5,6,b7
Super Locrianbb7 = 1,b2,b3,b4,b5,b6,bb7
Locrian nat 2 = 1,2,b3,4,b5,b6,b7
Super Locrian = 1,b2,b3,b4,b5,b6,b7
gyp.minor = 1,2,b3,#4,5,b6,7
6th mode of gyp.minor = 1,#2,3,#4,5,#6,7
hungarian = 1,b3,3,#4,5,6,b7
2nd mode of hungarian = 1,b2,b3,3,#4,5,6
3rd mode of hungarian = 1,2,b3,4,b5,b6,7
4th mode of hungarian = 1,b2,b3,3,b5,6,b7
6th mode of hungarian = 1,b2,b3,b5,5,6,b7
6th mode of Enigmatic = 1,b2,2,b3,b5,b6,b7
6th mode of Neapolitan = 1,2,b3,b4,b5,b6,b7
Hungarian Gypsy = 1,2,b3,#4,5,b6,b7
4th mode of Persian = 1,b2,b3,b5,5,b6,7
4th mode of Pelog = 1,b3,4,b5,b6
5th mode of Hawaiian = 1,2,b3,4,b5,b7
3rd mode of Bop = 1,b2,b3,4,b5,5,b6,b7
8th mode of Bop = 1,b2,b3,b4,b5,b6,b7,7
Spanish 8 tone = 1,b2,b3,3,4,b5,#5/b6,b7
Algerian = 1,2,b3,#4,5,b6,7,8,9,b10,11




Play over major 7th chords
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Ionian = 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Lydian = 1,2,3,#4,5,6,7
Augmented  = 1,b3,3/b4,5,#5,7
Lydian#2 = 1,#2,3,#4,5,6,7
Byzantine (gypsy, double harmonic) = 1,b2,3,4,5,b6,7
6th mode of Gyp. Minor = 1,#2,3,#4,5,#6,7
2nd mode of Nea.minor = 1,2,3,#4,5,b7,7
6th mode of Nea.minor  = 1,#2,3,4,5,6,7
2nd mode of persian = 1,#2,3,4,5,#6,7
5th mode of Hirajoshi  = 1,3,#4,5,7
5th mode of Bainese  = 1,3,4,5,7
Bop = 1,2,3,4,5,6,b7,7
4th mode of Bop = 1,2,3,4,b5,5,6,7
7th mode of Bop = 1,b2,2,3,#4/b5,5,6,7




Play over Dominant Seventh chords
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Mixolydian = 1,2,3,4,5,6,b7
Spanish Major = 1,b2,3,4,5,b6,b7
Overtone (Lydian b7) = 1,2,3,#4,5,6,b7
Hindu (Mix b6) = 1,2,3,4,5,b6,b7
hungarian = 1,b3,3,#4,5,6,b7
4th mode of enigmatic = 1,2,3,4,b5,5,b7
Lydian Minor = 1,2,3,#4,5,b6,b7
2nd mode of Nea.minor = 1,2,3,#4,5,b7,7
3rd mode of Pelog = 1,3,5,6,b7
Bop = 1,2,3,4,5,6,b7,7
5th mode of Bop = 1,2,b3,3,4,5,6,b7



Play over minor seventh chords
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Pentatonic minor = 1,b3,4,5,b7
Aeolian = 1,2,b3,4,5,b6,b7
Dorian = 1,2,b3,4,5,6,b7
Phrygian = 1,b2,b3,4,5,b6,b7
1/2-W      = 1,b2,b3,3,#4/b5,5,6,b7
Dorian#4 = 1,2,b3,#4,5,6,b7
Javanese (dorian b2) = 1,b2,b3,4,5,6,b7
6th mode of Hungarian = 1,b2,b3,b5,5,6,b7
2nd mode of Enigmatic = 1,b3,4,5,6,b7,7
Hungarian Gypsy = 1,2,b3,#4,5,b6,b7
Pelog = 1,b2,b3,5,b7
2nd mode of Bop = 1,2,b3,4,5,b6,6,b7
3rd mode of Bop = 1,b2,b3,4,b5,5,b6,b7
5th mode of Bop = 1,2,b3,3,4,5,6,b7



Play over Half-diminished Seventh chords
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1/2-W      = 1,b2,b3,3,#4/b5,5,6,b7
Locrian(7th mode) =1,b2,b3,4,b5,b6,b7
Locrian.nat.6 = 1,b2,b3,4,b5,6,b7 
Dorian#4 = 1,2,b3,#4,5,6,b7
Locrian nat 2 = 1,2,b3,4,b5,b6,b7
Super Locrian = 1,b2,b3,b4,b5,b6,b7
hungarian = 1,b3,3,#4,5,6,b7
4th mode of hungarian = 1,b2,b3,3,b5,6,b7
6th mode of hungarian = 1,b2,b3,b5,5,6,b7
6th mode of Enigmatic = 1,b2,2,b3,b5,b6,b7
6th mode of Neapolitan = 1,2,b3,b4,b5,b6,b7
Hungarian Gypsy = 1,2,b3,#4,5,b6,b7
5th mode of Hawaiian = 1,2,b3,4,b5,b7
3rd mode of Bop = 1,b2,b3,4,b5,5,b6,b7
8th mode of Bop = 1,b2,b3,b4,b5,b6,b7,7
Spanish 8 tone = 1,b2,b3,3,4,b5,#5/b6,b7


Play over Diminished seventh chords
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W-1/2      = 1,2,b3,4,b5,b6,bb7,7
1/2-W      = 1,b2,b3,3,#4/b5,5,6,b7
Locrian.nat.6 = 1,b2,b3,4,b5,6,b7 
Dorian#4 = 1,2,b3,#4,5,6,b7
Super Locrianbb7 = 1,b2,b3,b4,b5,b6,bb7
hungarian = 1,b3,3,#4,5,6,b7
2nd mode of hungarian = 1,b2,b3,3,#4,5,6
4th mode of hungarian = 1,b2,b3,3,b5,6,b7
6th mode of hungarian = 1,b2,b3,b5,5,6,b7



Play over minor/major seventh chords
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Harmonic minor = 1,2,b3,4,5,b6,7
Melodic minor (Jazz minor) = 1,2,b3,4,5,6,7
Gypsy minor (Oriental minor) = 1,2,b3,#4,5,b6,7
Augmented  = 1,b3,3/b4,5,#5,7
2nd mode of Enigmatic = 1,b3,4,5,6,b7,7
Neapolitan = 1,b2,b3,4,5,6,7
Neapolitan minor = 1,b2,b3,4,5,b6,7
4th mode of Persian = 1,b2,b3,b5,5,b6,7
Hawaiian  = 1,2,b3,5,6,7
4th mode of Bop = 1,2,3,4,b5,5,6,7
Mode of Bop (not) = 1,2,b3,4,5,b6,6,7
Algerian = 1,2,b3,#4,5,b6,7,8,9,b10,11


Play over Maj7#5
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Augmented  = 1,b3,3/b4,5,#5,7
Ionian#5 = 1,2,3,4,#5,6,7
Lydian Augment = 1,2,3,#4,#5,6,7
3rd mode of Gyp. minor = 1,#2,3,4,#5,6,7
Byzantine (gypsy, double harmonic) = 1,b2,3,4,5,b6,7
Enigmatic = 1,b2,3,#4,#5,#6,7
Leading Whole tone = 1,2,3,#4,#5,#6,7
Persian = 1,b2,3,4,b5,b6,7


Play over 7#5
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Whole Tone = 1,2,3,#4/b5,#5/b6,#6/b7
Spanish Major = 1,b2,3,4,5,b6,b7 (spanish, jewish)
Hindu (Mix b6) = 1,2,3,4,5,b6,b7
5th mode of Enigmatic = 1,2,b3,3,4,b6,b7
Leading Whole tone = 1,2,3,#4,#5,#6,7
3rd mode of Neapolitan = 1,2,3,#4,#5,6,b7
Lydian Minor = 1,2,3,#4,5,b6,b7
Arabian (Major Locrian) = 1,2,3,4,b5,b6,b7
7th mode of Neapolitan = 1,b2,2,3,b5,b6,b7
3rd mode of Neapolitan Minor = 1,2,3,4,#5,6,b7
5th mode of Neapolitan Minor = 1,b2,3,4,b5,b6,b7
6th mode of Persian = 1,#2,3,4,#5,6,b7
3rd mode of Hawaiian  = 1,3,#4,#5,6,b7
Spanish 8 tone = 1,b2,b3,3,4,b5,#5/b6,b7






STANDARD TUNING (EADGBE)
E-I-F-|F#/Gb|-G-|G#/Ab|-A-|A#/Bb|-B-|-C-|C#/Db|-D-|D#/Eb|-E-|
B-I-C-|C#/Db|-D-|D#/Eb|-E-|-F-|F#/Gb|-G-|G#/Ab|-A-|A#/Bb|-B-|
G-IG#/Ab|-A-|A#/Bb|-B-|-C-|C#/Db|-D-|D#/Eb|-E-|-F-|F#/Gb|-G-|
D-ID#/Eb|-E-|-F-|F#/Gb|-G-|G#/Ab|-A-|A#/Bb|-B-|-C-|C#/Db|-D-|
A-IA#/Bb|-B-|-C-|C#/Db|-D-|D#/Eb|-E-|-F-|F#/Gb|-G-|G#/Ab|-A-|
E-I-F-|F#/Gb|-G-|G#/Ab|-A-|A#/Bb|-B-|-C-|C#/Db|-D-|D#/Eb|-E-|
0  1      2   3     4   5    6    7   8     9   10   11   12


in F this becomes
7|-1|b2|-2|b3|-3|-4|b5|-5|b6|-6|b7|-7|
T|-5|b6|-6|b7|-7|-1|b2|-2|b3|-3|-4|b5|
2|b3|-3|-4|b5|-5|b6|-6|b7|-7|-1|b2|-2|
6|b7|-7|-1|b2|-2|b3|-3|-4|b5|-5|b6|-6|
3|-4|b5|-5|b6|-6|b7|-7|-1|b2|-2|b3|-3|
7|-1|b2|-2|b3|-3|-4|b5|-5|b6|-6|b7|-7|
0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12


E shape (root notes on the 6th, 4th, and 1st strings)
-7|-1|b2|-2|b3|
b5|-5|b6|-6|b7|
-2|b3|-3|-4|b5|
-6|b7|-7|-1|b2|
-3|-4|b5|-5|b6|
-7|-1|b2|-2|b3|
0   1  2  3  4


D shape (root notes on 4th and 2nd strings)
|b2|-2|b3|-3|-4|b5|
|b6|-6|b7|-7|-1|b2|
|-3|-4|b5|-5|b6|-6|
|-7|-1|b2|-2|b3|-3|
|b5|-5|b6|-6|b7|-7|
|b2|-2|b3|-3|-4|b5|
 2  3  4  5  6  7

C shape (root notes on 1st and 3rd strings)
|-3|-4|b5|-5|b6|
|-7|-1|b2|-2|b3|
|-5|b6|-6|b7|-7|
|-2|b3|-3|-4|b5|
|-6|b7|-7|-1|b2|
|-3|-4|b5|-5|b6|
  5  6  7  8  9 

A shape (root notes on 5th and 3rd strings)
|b5|-5|b6|-6|b7|-7|
|b2|-2|b3|-3|-4|b5|
|-6|b7|-7|-1|b2|-2|
|-3|-4|b5|-5|b6|-6|
|-7|-1|b2|-2|b3|-3|
|b5|-5|b6|-6|b7|-7|
  7  8  9 10 11 12

G shape (root notes on 6th, 3rd, and 1st strings)
|b6|-6|b7|-7|-1|b2|
|b3|-3|-4|b5|-5|b6|
|-7|-1|b2|-2|b3|-3|
|b5|-5|b6|-6|b7|-7|
|b2|-2|b3|-3|-4|b5|
|b6|-6|b7|-7|-1|b2|
  9 10 11 12 13 14 

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