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Comprehensive Scale Catalog: Ten-Tone Scales in Equal Temperament

This page is part of Flutopedia's Comprehensive Scale Catalog ... a listing of many (many) scales that can be played on Native American flutes.

This page shows only scales with ten tones per octave and using 12-tone Equal Temperament.

The root note of each scale is shown in blue, such as Finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed.

Native American Flute Chromatic

Fingerings on most contemporary six-hole pentatonic minor Native American flutes:

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Scale steps in semitones: 3–1–1–1–1–1–1–1–1–1

Scale degrees:
  in semitones: 0–3–4–5–6–7–8–9–10–11–12
  intervals: 1–m3–3–4–d5–5–m6–6–m7–7–8
  Root, Minor 3rd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th, Diminished 5th, Perfect 5th, Minor 6th, Major 6th, Minor 7th, Major 7th, Octave

Pitches starting from C:
  C D♯ E F F♯ G G♯ A A♯ B c
  C E♭ E F G♭ G A♭ A B♭ B c

G cleffCD sharpEFF sharpGG sharpAA sharpBCEnd of staff

G cleffCE flatEFG flatGA flatAB flatBCEnd of staff

This scale is a mode (rotation) of these other scales:
  Mode 2 of: Melodic Chromatic Ascending

The name I use for this scale comes from: Clint's Invented Name

Notes: All notes on a typical contemporary pentatonic minor Native American flute, including cross-fingerings but excluding half-hole techniques.

Messiaen Mode 7

Scale steps in semitones: 1–1–1–1–2–1–1–1–1–2

Scale degrees:
  in semitones: 0–1–2–3–4–6–7–8–9–10–12
  intervals: 1–m2–2–m3–3–d5–5–m6–6–m7–8
  Root, Minor 2nd, Major 2nd, Minor 3rd, Major 3rd, Diminished 5th, Perfect 5th, Minor 6th, Major 6th, Minor 7th, Octave

Pitches starting from C:
  C C♯ D D♯ E F♯ G G♯ A A♯ c
  C D♭ D E♭ E G♭ G A♭ A B♭ c

G cleffCC sharpDD sharpEF sharpGG sharpAA sharpCEnd of staff

G cleffCD flatDE flatEG flatGA flatAB flatCEnd of staff

This scale is a mode (rotation) of these other scales:
  Mode 2 of: Messiaen Mode 7 A
  Mode 3 of: Symmetrical Decatonic
  Mode 5 of: Messiaen Mode 7 Inverse
  Mode 6 of: Messiaen Mode 7
  Mode 7 of: Messiaen Mode 7 A
  Mode 8 of: Symmetrical Decatonic

The name I use for this scale comes from: Scala name

Scala name: Messiaen mode 7

Notes: Scala and the Piano Encyclopedia disagree on the rotation of Messiaen Mode 7.

Messiaen Mode 7 Inverse

Scale steps in semitones: 2–1–1–1–1–2–1–1–1–1

Scale degrees:
  in semitones: 0–2–3–4–5–6–8–9–10–11–12
  intervals: 1–2–m3–3–4–d5–m6–6–m7–7–8
  Root, Major 2nd, Minor 3rd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th, Diminished 5th, Minor 6th, Major 6th, Minor 7th, Major 7th, Octave

Pitches starting from C:
  C D D♯ E F F♯ G♯ A A♯ B c
  C D E♭ E F G♭ A♭ A B♭ B c

G cleffCDD sharpEFF sharpG sharpAA sharpBCEnd of staff

G cleffCDE flatEFG flatA flatAB flatBCEnd of staff

This scale is a mode (rotation) of these other scales:
  Mode 2 of: Messiaen Mode 7
  Mode 3 of: Messiaen Mode 7 A
  Mode 4 of: Symmetrical Decatonic
  Mode 6 of: Messiaen Mode 7 Inverse
  Mode 7 of: Messiaen Mode 7
  Mode 8 of: Messiaen Mode 7 A

The name I use for this scale comes from: Scala name

Scala name: Messiaen mode 7 inverse

Piano Encyclopedia name: Messiaen mode 7 inverse

Scale Omnibus name: Messiaen 7th Mode Inverse

Major/Minor Mixed

Scale steps in semitones: 2–1–1–1–2–1–1–1–1–1

Scale degrees:
  in semitones: 0–2–3–4–5–7–8–9–10–11–12
  intervals: 1–2–m3–3–4–5–m6–6–m7–7–8
  Root, Major 2nd, Minor 3rd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th, Perfect 5th, Minor 6th, Major 6th, Minor 7th, Major 7th, Octave

Pitches starting from C:
  C D D♯ E F G G♯ A A♯ B c
  C D E♭ E F G A♭ A B♭ B c

G cleffCDD sharpEFGG sharpAA sharpBCEnd of staff

G cleffCDE flatEFGA flatAB flatBCEnd of staff

This scale is a mode (rotation) of these other scales:
  Mode 5 of: Minor Pentatonic With Leading Tones

The name I use for this scale comes from: Scala name

Scala name: Major/Minor mixed

Piano Encyclopedia name: Major/Minor mixed

Scale Omnibus name: Major Minor Mixed

Minor Pentatonic With Leading Tones

Scale steps in semitones: 2–1–1–1–1–1–2–1–1–1

Scale degrees:
  in semitones: 0–2–3–4–5–6–7–9–10–11–12
  intervals: 1–2–m3–3–4–d5–5–6–m7–7–8
  Root, Major 2nd, Minor 3rd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th, Diminished 5th, Perfect 5th, Major 6th, Minor 7th, Major 7th, Octave

Pitches starting from C:
  C D D♯ E F F♯ G A A♯ B c
  C D E♭ E F G♭ G A B♭ B c

G cleffCDD sharpEFF sharpGAA sharpBCEnd of staff

G cleffCDE flatEFG flatGAB flatBCEnd of staff

This scale is a mode (rotation) of these other scales:
  Mode 7 of: Major/Minor Mixed

The name I use for this scale comes from: Scala name

Scala name: Minor Pentatonic with leading tones

Piano Encyclopedia name: Minor Pentatonic with leading notes

Scale Omnibus name: Minor Pentatonic with Leading Tones

Maqam Shawq Afza

Scale steps in semitones: 2–1–1–1–1–1–1–1–2–1

Scale degrees:
  in semitones: 0–2–3–4–5–6–7–8–9–11–12
  intervals: 1–2–m3–3–4–d5–5–m6–6–7–8
  Root, Major 2nd, Minor 3rd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th, Diminished 5th, Perfect 5th, Minor 6th, Major 6th, Major 7th, Octave

Pitches starting from C:
  C D D♯ E F F♯ G G♯ A B c
  C D E♭ E F G♭ G A♭ A B c

G cleffCDD sharpEFF sharpGG sharpABCEnd of staff

G cleffCDE flatEFG flatGA flatABCEnd of staff

This scale is a mode (rotation) of these other scales:
  Mode 4 of: Raga Sindhi-Bhairavi

The name I use for this scale comes from: Scala name

Scala name: Maqam Shawq Afza

Scale Omnibus name: Maqam Shawq Afza [Iraq]

Raga Sindhi-Bhairavi

Scale steps in semitones: 1–1–1–1–1–2–1–2–1–1

Scale degrees:
  in semitones: 0–1–2–3–4–5–7–8–10–11–12
  intervals: 1–m2–2–m3–3–4–5–m6–m7–7–8
  Root, Minor 2nd, Major 2nd, Minor 3rd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th, Perfect 5th, Minor 6th, Minor 7th, Major 7th, Octave

Pitches starting from C:
  C C♯ D D♯ E F G G♯ A♯ B c
  C D♭ D E♭ E F G A♭ B♭ B c

G cleffCC sharpDD sharpEFGG sharpA sharpBCEnd of staff

G cleffCD flatDE flatEFGA flatB flatBCEnd of staff

This scale is a mode (rotation) of these other scales:
  Mode 7 of: Maqam Tarzanuyn
  Mode 8 of: Maqam Shawq Afza

The name I use for this scale comes from: Scala name

Scala name: Raga Sindhi-Bhairavi

Piano Encyclopedia name: Raga Sindhi-Bhairavi [Indian]

Scale Omnibus name: Raga Sindhi-Bhairavi [India]

Maqam Tarzanuyn

Scale steps in semitones: 1–2–1–1–1–1–1–1–1–2

Scale degrees:
  in semitones: 0–1–3–4–5–6–7–8–9–10–12
  intervals: 1–m2–m3–3–4–d5–5–m6–6–m7–8
  Root, Minor 2nd, Minor 3rd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th, Diminished 5th, Perfect 5th, Minor 6th, Major 6th, Minor 7th, Octave

Pitches starting from C:
  C C♯ D♯ E F F♯ G G♯ A A♯ c
  C D♭ E♭ E F G♭ G A♭ A B♭ c

G cleffCC sharpD sharpEFF sharpGG sharpAA sharpCEnd of staff

G cleffCD flatE flatEFG flatGA flatAB flatCEnd of staff

This scale is a mode (rotation) of these other scales:
  Mode 2 of: Maqam Shawq Afza
  Mode 5 of: Raga Sindhi-Bhairavi

The name I use for this scale comes from: Scala name

Scala name: Maqam Tarzanuyn

Scale Omnibus name: Maqam Tarzanuyn [Iraq]

Symmetrical Decatonic

Scale steps in semitones: 1–1–2–1–1–1–1–2–1–1

Scale degrees:
  in semitones: 0–1–2–4–5–6–7–8–10–11–12
  intervals: 1–m2–2–3–4–d5–5–m6–m7–7–8
  Root, Minor 2nd, Major 2nd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th, Diminished 5th, Perfect 5th, Minor 6th, Minor 7th, Major 7th, Octave

Pitches starting from C:
  C C♯ D E F F♯ G G♯ A♯ B c
  C D♭ D E F G♭ G A♭ B♭ B c

G cleffCC sharpDEFF sharpGG sharpA sharpBCEnd of staff

G cleffCD flatDEFG flatGA flatB flatBCEnd of staff

This scale is a mode (rotation) of these other scales:
  Mode 3 of: Messiaen Mode 7 Inverse
  Mode 4 of: Messiaen Mode 7
  Mode 5 of: Messiaen Mode 7 A
  Mode 6 of: Symmetrical Decatonic
  Mode 8 of: Messiaen Mode 7 Inverse

The name I use for this scale comes from: Scala name

Scala name: Symmetrical Decatonic

Piano Encyclopedia name: Symmetrical Decatonic

Scale Omnibus name: Symmetrical Decatonic

Melodic Chromatic Ascending

Fingerings on most contemporary six-hole pentatonic minor Native American flutes:

  Finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed openFinger diagram closed closed closed closed open closedFinger diagram closed closed closed closed open openFinger diagram closed closed closed open closed openFinger diagram closed closed closed open open openFinger diagram closed closed open closed open openFinger diagram closed closed open open open openFinger diagram closed open closed open open openFinger diagram open closed closed open open openFinger diagram open open closed open open openFinger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closedFinger diagram closed closed closed closed closed open

Scale steps in semitones: 1–1–1–1–1–1–1–1–1–3

Scale degrees:
  in semitones: 0–1–2–3–4–5–6–7–8–9–12
  intervals: 1–m2–2–m3–3–4–d5–5–m6–6–8
  Root, Minor 2nd, Major 2nd, Minor 3rd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th, Diminished 5th, Perfect 5th, Minor 6th, Major 6th, Octave

Pitches starting from C:
  C C♯ D D♯ E F F♯ G G♯ A c
  C D♭ D E♭ E F G♭ G A♭ A c

G cleffCC sharpDD sharpEFF sharpGG sharpACEnd of staff

G cleffCD flatDE flatEFG flatGA flatACEnd of staff

The name I use for this scale comes from: Piano Encyclopedia / Simon Parker

Piano Encyclopedia name: Chromatic (melodic) ascending

Messiaen Mode 7 A

Scale steps in semitones: 1–1–1–2–1–1–1–1–2–1

Scale degrees:
  in semitones: 0–1–2–3–5–6–7–8–9–11–12
  intervals: 1–m2–2–m3–4–d5–5–m6–6–7–8
  Root, Minor 2nd, Major 2nd, Minor 3rd, Perfect 4th, Diminished 5th, Perfect 5th, Minor 6th, Major 6th, Major 7th, Octave

Pitches starting from C:
  C C♯ D D♯ F F♯ G G♯ A B c
  C D♭ D E♭ F G♭ G A♭ A B c

G cleffCC sharpDD sharpFF sharpGG sharpABCEnd of staff

G cleffCD flatDE flatFG flatGA flatABCEnd of staff

This scale is a mode (rotation) of these other scales:
  Mode 2 of: Symmetrical Decatonic
  Mode 4 of: Messiaen Mode 7 Inverse
  Mode 5 of: Messiaen Mode 7
  Mode 6 of: Messiaen Mode 7 A
  Mode 7 of: Symmetrical Decatonic

The name I use for this scale comes from: Piano Encyclopedia / Simon Parker

Piano Encyclopedia name: Messiaen mode 7

Scale Omnibus name: Messiaen 7th Mode

Notes: Scala and the Piano Encyclopedia disagree on the rotation of Messiaen Mode 7.

 
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