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Often-Used Source Scales

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ALL 1948 Scales in Music including un-named structures

Best known Scales in Music (named)

ALL 333 Source Scales including un-named structures

Best known Source Scales (named)

All Symmetric Scales (including their modes)

All Symmetric Source Scales

All Bi-Triadic Hexatonic Scales (including their modes)

All Bi-Triadic Hexatonic Source Scales

All Triads and Sus-Chords

All Seventh Chords


4 Scales with 1 Mode


 Augmented Triad (3 notes) M3 M3 M3 


 Diminshed 7th (4 notes) m3 m3 m3 m3 


 Whole Tone Scale (6 notes) W W W W W W 


 Chromatic Scale (12 notes) H H H H H H H H H H H H 


4 Scales with 2 Modes


 Messiaen V Truncated (4 notes) H P4 H P4 


 Dom7b5 (4 notes) M3 W M3 W 


 Messiaen Inv. III Truncated n2 (6 notes) H m3 H m3 H m3   


 Half Diminished (8 notes) H W H W H W H W 


8 Scales with 3 Modes


 Major Triad (3 notes) M3 m3 P4


 Minor Triad (3 notes) m3 M3 P4


 Sus4 Triad (3 notes) P4 W P4


 Diminished Triad (3 notes) m3 m3 TT


 Messiaen V (6 notes) H H M3 H H M3 


 Raga Indupriya India (6 notes) H m3 W H m3 W   


 Messiaen II Truncated n3 (6 notes) m3 H W m3 H W   


 Messiaen III Inv. (9 notes) W H H W H H W H H 


12 Scales with 4 Modes


 Maj7 (4 notes) M3 m3 M3 H


 Min7 (4 notes) m3 M3 m3 W


 Min7b5 (4 notes) m3 m3 M3 W


 Dom7 (4 notes) M3 m3 m3 W


 Aug7 (4 notes) M3 M3 W W


 7sus4 (4 notes) P4 W m3 W


 Minor Maj7 (4 notes) m3 M3 M3 H


 add9 (4 notes) W W m3 P4


 m add9 (4 notes) W H M3 P4


 Aug Maj7 (4 notes) M3 M3 m3 H


 Messiaen IV (8 notes) H H H m3 H H H m3 


 Messiaen VI (8 notes) H H W W H H W W 


3 Scales with 5 Modes


 Major Pentatonic (5 notes) W W m3 W m3


 Hirajoshi (Burrows) (5 notes) M3 W H M3 H


 Messiaen VII (10 notes) H H H H W H H H H W 


23 Scales with 6 Modes


 Blues Scale (6 notes) m3 W H H m3 W


 HexaTonic I:IIm (6 notes) W W H W W m3 


 HexaTonic bIII:IV (6 notes) m3 W W W H W 


 HexaTonic Io:bII (6 notes) H W W H W M3 


 HexaTonic I:IIo (6 notes) W W H W H M3 


 HexaTonic bIIIm:IV (6 notes) m3 W H m3 H W 


 HexaTonic Im:IIo (6 notes) W H W W H M3 


 HexaTonic Im:bII (6 notes) H W W W H M3 


 HexaTonic Io:III (6 notes) m3 H W W m3 H 


 HexaTonic I:IVo (6 notes) M3 H W H m3 H 


 HexaTonic I:bII (6 notes) H m3 H W H M3 


 HexaTonic Im:IVo (6 notes) m3 W W H m3 H 


 HexaTonic Io:IVo (6 notes) m3 W H W m3 H 


 HexaTonic bIII:#IVo (6 notes) m3 m3 H W H W 


 HexaTonic Io:IIIo (6 notes) m3 H W H m3 W 


 HexaTonic Io:bII+ (6 notes) m3 m3 H W W H 


 HexaTonic Io:IIo (6 notes) W H W H W M3 


 HexaTonic IVo:#IVo (6 notes) P4 H W H W H 


 HexaTonic Io:IIm (6 notes) W H W H m3 m3 


 HexaTonic Im:IIm (6 notes) W H W W W m3 


 HexaTonic Io:bIIm (6 notes) H W H W W M3 


 HexaTonic bIII+:IV (6 notes) W W W W H m3 


 HexaTonic Im:bII+ (6 notes) W m3 H W W W 


10 Scales with 7 Modes


 Ionian (7 notes) W W H W W W H


 Melodic Minor (7 notes) W H W W W W H


 Harmonic Minor (7 notes) W H W W H m3 H


 Major Blues Scale (7 notes) m3 H H H H m3 W


 Harmonic Major (7 notes) W W H W H m3 H


 Neapolitan (7 notes) H W W W W W H


 Neapolitan Minor (7 notes) H W W W H m3 H


 Double Harmonic Major (7 notes) H m3 H W H m3 H


 Enigmatic (7 notes) H m3 W W W H H


 Mixolydian b5 (7 notes) W W H H m3 H W


3 Scales with 8 Modes


 Dominant Bebop (8 notes) W W H W W H H H


 Major Bebop (8 notes) W W H W H H W H


 Bebop Mixo b9, b13 (8 notes) H m3 H W H W H H