Scale Construction

Major

I Ionian 1 2 3 4 5 6 j7
II Dorian 1 2 m3 4 5 6 b7
III Phrygian 1 b2 m3 4 5 m6 b7
IV Lydian 1 2 3 #4 5 6 j7
V Mixolydian 1 2 3 4 5 6 b7
VI Aeolian 1 2 m3 4 5 m6 b7
VII Locrian1 b2 m3 4 b5 m6 b7

Minor

I Aeolian1 2 m3 4 5 m6 b7
II Locrian1 b2 m3 4 b5 m6 b7
bIII Ionian 1 2 3 4 5 6 j7
IV Dorian 1 2 m3 4 5 6 b7
V Phrygian 1 b2 m3 4 5 m6 b7
bVI Lydian 1 2 3 #4 5 6 j7
bVII Mixolydian 1 2 3 4 5 6 b7

Harmonic Minor

I Aeolian j7 1 2 m3 4 5 m6 j7
II Locrian j6 1 b2 m3 4 b5 6 b7
bIII Ionian #5 1 2 3 4 #5 6 j7
IV Dorian #4 1 2 m3 #4 5 6 b7
V Phrygian j3 1 b2 3 4 5 m6 b7
bVI Lydian #2 1 #2 3 #4 5 6 j7
VII Mixolydian #1 #1 2 3 4 5 6 b7

Melodic Minor

I Ionian b3 1 2 m3 4 5 6 j7
II Dorian b2 1 b2 m3 4 5 6 b7
bIII Lydian #5 1 2 3 #4 #5 6 j7
IV Lydian b7 1 2 3 #4 5 6 b7
V Mixolydian b6 1 2 3 4 5 m6 b7
VI Aeolian b5 1 2 m3 4 b5 m6 b7
VII Super Locrian b4 1 b2 m3 b4 b5 m6 b7
(= Altered 1 b9 #9 3 b5 #5 b7)

Half Step/Whole Step

I HS/WS 1 b2 m3, 3 #4 b5, #5 6 j7

Whole Step/Half Step

I WS/HS 1 2 m3 4 b5, #5 6 j7

Whole Step

I Whole Step 1 2 3 b5, #5 b7

Diminished

I Diminished 1 b3 b5 bb7

Augmented

I Augmented 1 3 #5

 

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