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Byzantine Extended Scale

This scale extends the Middle Eastern feel of the Spanish Gypsy scale by changing one note. You can use either of two notes in this scale as the tonal center.

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SNAFT Format

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Full Name: Byzantine Extended

Other Names:

  • Double Harmonic
  • Arabic Scale
  • Hungarian Gypsy Persian

Scale steps: 4(1+3) - 1 - 2 - 1 - 3 - 1 - 1

Sound Samples

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

Woven Byzantine Extended Scale

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

Nakai Tablature and Notes

Byzantine Extended Scale

Possible Alternate Fingerings on Six-Hole Flutes

Byzantine Extended Scale

Possible Alternate Fingerings on Five-Hole Flutes

Byzantine Extended Scale

Woven Scale Exercise

Byzantine Extended Woven Scale

 
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