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Symmetric Scales over the Circle of Fifths

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ALL 1948 Scales in Music including un-named structures

Often-used Scales in Music (known / named)

ALL 333 Source Scales including un-named structures

Often-used Source Scales (known /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

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

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

 Diminshed 7th (4 notes) m3 m3 m3 m3 

 Augmented Triad (3 notes) M3 M3 M3 

8 Scales with 2 Modes

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

2  Diminished (8 notes) W H W H W H W H 

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

2  Symmetrical Augmented (6 notes) m3 H m3 H m3 H   

 Messiaen V Truncated (4 notes) H P4 H P4 

2  Messiaen V Truncated n2 (4 notes) P4 H P4 H 

 Dom7b5 (4 notes) M3 W M3 W 

2  Messiaen VI Truncated (4 notes) W M3 W M3 

12 Scales with 3 Modes

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

2  Messiaen III Inv. n3 (9 notes) H H W H H W H H W 

3  Messiaen III Inv. n2 (9 notes) H W H H W H H W H 

 Messiaen V (6 notes) H H M3 H H M3 

2  Messiaen V n3 (6 notes) M3 H H M3 H H 

3  Messiaen V n2 (6 notes) H M3 H H M3 H 

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

2  Messiaen II Truncated n2 (6 notes) W m3 H W m3 H   

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

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

2  Raga Neelangi India (6 notes) W H m3 W H m3   

3  Raga Neelangi India n3 (6 notes) m3 W H m3 W H   

8 Scales with 4 Modes

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

2  Messiaen IV n3 (8 notes) H m3 H H H m3 H H 

3  Messiaen IV n2 (8 notes) H H m3 H H H m3 H 

4  Messiaen IV n4 (8 notes) m3 H H H m3 H H H 

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

2  Messiaen VI n3 (8 notes) W W H H W W H H 

3  Messiaen VI n4 (8 notes) W H H W W H H W 

4  Messiaen VI n2 (8 notes) H W W H H W W H 

5 Scales with 5 Modes

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

2  Messiaen VII n3 (10 notes) H H W H H H H W H H 

3  Messiaen VII Inv. n5 (10 notes) W H H H H W H H H H 

4  Messiaen VII n2 (10 notes) H H H W H H H H W H 

5  Messiaen VII n4 (10 notes) H W H H H H W H H H