Construction of scales

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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