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Bugle Scale

This is a very sparse tritonic scale that emulates the notes of a bugle. It lets you play melodies such as Taps.

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SNAFT Format

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Full Name: Mode Three Bugle Scale

Scale steps: 5-4-3

Sound Samples

Here's a sample of the basic scale as well as a woven scale on an E minor Native American flute:

Woven Bugle Scale

Clint Goss. E minor flute of Spalted Maple by Barry Higgins. E minor flute of Spalted Maple by Barry Higgins

Video

Here's a YouTube video done as part of our October 2015 FluteCast on the Bugle scale and the melody Taps:

Nakai Tablature and Notes

Bugle Scale

Possible Alternate Fingerings on Six-Hole Flutes

Bugle Scale

Possible Alternate Fingerings on Five-Hole Flutes

Bugle Scale

Woven Scale Exercise

Bugle Woven Scale

 
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