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Comprehensive Scale Catalog: Two-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 two 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.

Minor Second Ditonic

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 closed open   or  Finger diagram closed closed closed closed open openFinger diagram closed closed closed open closed openFinger diagram closed closed closed closed open open   or  Finger diagram closed closed closed open open openFinger diagram closed closed open closed open openFinger diagram closed closed closed open open open

Fingerings on Anasazi-7 tuned Native American flutes:

  Seven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed openSeven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed open openSeven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed open

Scale steps in semitones: 1–11

Scale degrees:
  in semitones: 0–1–12
  intervals: 1–m2–8
  Root, Minor 2nd, Octave

Pitches starting from C:
  C C♯ c
  C D♭ c

G cleffCC sharpCbarlineCD flatCEnd of staff

This scale is a mode (rotation) of these other scales:
  Mode 2 of: Major Seventh Ditonic

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

Vietnamese Ditonic

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 openFinger diagram closed closed closed closed closed open   or  Finger diagram closed closed closed closed open openFinger diagram closed closed closed open open openFinger diagram closed closed closed closed open open   or  Finger diagram closed closed closed open open openFinger diagram closed closed open open open openFinger diagram closed closed closed open open open

Fingerings on Anasazi-7 tuned Native American flutes:

  Seven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed closedSeven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed openSeven hole finger diagram second octave half-closed closed closed closed closed closed closed   or  Seven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed openSeven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed open open openSeven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed open

Scale steps in semitones: 2–10

Scale degrees:
  in semitones: 0–2–12
  intervals: 1–2–8
  Root, Major 2nd, Octave

Pitches starting from C: C D c

G cleffCDCEnd of staff

This scale is a mode (rotation) of these other scales:
  Mode 2 of: Warao Ditonic

The name I use for this scale comes from: Scala

Scala name: Vietnamese ditonic

Cheremis Ditonic

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

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

Fingerings on Anasazi-7 tuned Native American flutes:

  Seven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed closedSeven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed open openSeven hole finger diagram second octave half-closed closed closed closed closed closed closed

Scale steps in semitones: 3–9

Scale degrees:
  in semitones: 0–3–12
  intervals: 1–m3–8
  Root, Minor 3rd, Octave

Pitches starting from C:
  C D♯ c
  C E♭ c

G cleffCD sharpCbarlineCE flatCEnd of staff

This scale is a mode (rotation) of these other scales:
  Mode 2 of: Major Sixth Ditonic

The name I use for this scale comes from: [Nettl 1960]

» Described in Cheremis Musical Styles1 ([Nettl 1960]), page 10

1Description of ditonic songs: Ditonic songs are more common throughout the world. … Among the Cheremis … the interval between the two tones of a Cheremis ditonic song is usually a minor third. This interval is common also in ditonic songs elsewhere, so that the Cheremis ditonic songs may be considered perhaps as a part of an archaic layer, with almost worldwide distributionn, of some of the simplest song types in existance today.

Major Third Ditonic

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

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

Fingerings on Anasazi-7 tuned Native American flutes:

  Seven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed closedSeven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed open open openSeven hole finger diagram second octave half-closed closed closed closed closed closed closed   or  Seven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed openSeven hole finger diagram closed closed closed open closed closed closedSeven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed open

Scale steps in semitones: 4–8

Scale degrees:
  in semitones: 0–4–12
  intervals: 1–3–8
  Root, Major 3rd, Octave

Pitches starting from C: C E c

G cleffCECEnd of staff

This scale is a mode (rotation) of these other scales:
  Mode 2 of: Minor Sixth Ditonic

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

Honchoshi

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

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

Fingerings on Anasazi-7 tuned Native American flutes:

  Seven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed openSeven hole finger diagram closed closed closed open open open openSeven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed open

Scale steps in semitones: 5–7

Scale degrees:
  in semitones: 0–5–12
  intervals: 1–4–8
  Root, Perfect 4th, Octave

Pitches starting from C: C F c

G cleffCFCEnd of staff

This scale is a mode (rotation) of these other scales:
  Mode 2 of: Niagari

The name I use for this scale comes from: Scala

Scala name: Honchoshi: Japan

Piano Encyclopedia name: Honchoshi 2 [Japanese]

Tritone Ditonic

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

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

Fingerings on Anasazi-7 tuned Native American flutes:

  Seven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed closedSeven hole finger diagram closed closed closed open closed closed closedSeven hole finger diagram second octave half-closed closed closed closed closed closed closed   or  Seven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed openSeven hole finger diagram closed closed open closed closed closed closedSeven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed open

Scale steps in semitones: 6–6

Scale degrees:
  in semitones: 0–6–12
  intervals: 1–d5–8
  Root, Diminished 5th, Octave

Pitches starting from C:
  C F♯ c
  C G♭ c

G cleffCF sharpCbarlineCG flatCEnd of staff

This scale is a mode (rotation) of these other scales:
  Mode 2 of: Tritone Ditonic

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

Niagari

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

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

Fingerings on Anasazi-7 tuned Native American flutes:

  Seven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed closedSeven hole finger diagram closed closed closed open open open openSeven hole finger diagram second octave half-closed closed closed closed closed closed closed   or  Seven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed openSeven hole finger diagram closed closed open open open open openSeven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed open

Scale steps in semitones: 7–5

Scale degrees:
  in semitones: 0–7–12
  intervals: 1–5–8
  Root, Perfect 5th, Octave

Pitches starting from C: C G c

G cleffCGCEnd of staff

Corresponding Chord: Power Chord

This scale is a mode (rotation) of these other scales:
  Mode 2 of: Honchoshi

The name I use for this scale comes from: Scala

Scala name: Niagari: Japan

Wikipedia page related to this scale:

Piano Encyclopedia name: Niagari 2 [Japanese]

Minor Sixth Ditonic

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

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

Fingerings on Anasazi-7 tuned Native American flutes:

  Seven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed closedSeven hole finger diagram closed closed open closed closed closed closedSeven hole finger diagram second octave half-closed closed closed closed closed closed closed   or  Seven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed openSeven hole finger diagram closed open open open open open openSeven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed open

Scale steps in semitones: 8–4

Scale degrees:
  in semitones: 0–8–12
  intervals: 1–m6–8
  Root, Minor 6th, Octave

Pitches starting from C:
  C G♯ c
  C A♭ c

G cleffCG sharpCbarlineCA flatCEnd of staff

This scale is a mode (rotation) of these other scales:
  Mode 2 of: Major Third Ditonic

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

Major Sixth Ditonic

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

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

Fingerings on Anasazi-7 tuned Native American flutes:

  Seven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed closedSeven hole finger diagram closed closed open open open open openSeven hole finger diagram second octave half-closed closed closed closed closed closed closed   or  Seven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed openSeven hole finger diagram open open open open open open openSeven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed open

Scale steps in semitones: 9–3

Scale degrees:
  in semitones: 0–9–12
  intervals: 1–6–8
  Root, Major 6th, Octave

Pitches starting from C: C A c

G cleffCACEnd of staff

This scale is a mode (rotation) of these other scales:
  Mode 2 of: Cheremis Ditonic

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

Warao Ditonic

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

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

Fingerings on Anasazi-7 tuned Native American flutes:

  Seven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed closedSeven hole finger diagram closed open open open open open openSeven hole finger diagram second octave half-closed closed closed closed closed closed closed   or  Seven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed openSeven hole finger diagram second octave half-closed closed closed closed closed closed closedSeven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed closedSeven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed open

Scale steps in semitones: 10–2

Scale degrees:
  in semitones: 0–10–12
  intervals: 1–m7–8
  Root, Minor 7th, Octave

Pitches starting from C:
  C A♯ c
  C B♭ c

G cleffCA sharpCbarlineCB flatCEnd of staff

This scale is a mode (rotation) of these other scales:
  Mode 2 of: Vietnamese Ditonic

The name I use for this scale comes from: Scala

Scala name: Warao ditonic: South America

Piano Encyclopedia name: Warao ditonic [Native South American]

Major Seventh Ditonic

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

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

Fingerings on Anasazi-7 tuned Native American flutes:

  Seven hole finger diagram closed closed closed closed closed closed closedSeven hole finger diagram open open open open open open openSeven hole finger diagram second octave half-closed closed closed closed closed closed closed

Scale steps in semitones: 11–1

Scale degrees:
  in semitones: 0–11–12
  intervals: 1–7–8
  Root, Major 7th, Octave

Pitches starting from C: C B c

G cleffCBCEnd of staff

This scale is a mode (rotation) of these other scales:
  Mode 2 of: Minor Second Ditonic

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

 
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