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Comprehensive Scale Catalog: Twelve-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 twelve 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.


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

Scale degrees:
  in semitones: 0–1–2–3–4–5–6–7–8–9–10–11–12
  intervals: 1–m2–2–m3–3–4–d5–5–m6–6–m7–7–8
  Root, Minor 2nd, Major 2nd, Minor 3rd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th, Diminished 5th, Perfect 5th, Minor 6th, Major 6th, Minor 7th, Major 7th, Octave

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

G cleffCC sharpDD sharpEFF sharpGG sharpAA sharpBCEnd of staff

G cleffCD flatDE flatEFG flatGA flatAB flatBCEnd of staff

This scale is a mode (rotation) of these other scales:
  Mode 2 of: Chromatic
  Mode 3 of: Chromatic
  Mode 4 of: Chromatic
  Mode 5 of: Chromatic
  Mode 6 of: Chromatic
  Mode 7 of: Chromatic
  Mode 8 of: Chromatic

The name I use for this scale comes from: Scala

Entry on the Map of Native American Flute Tunings page: Recorder

Scala name: Twelve-tone Chromatic
ChordHouse name: Chromatic

Wikipedia page related to this scale:

Piano Encyclopedia names: Chromatic (harmonic) descending; Chromatic (melodic) descending

Scale Omnibus name: Chromatic

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