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Hexatonic Minor

This Hexatonic (six-note) scale combines the Mode One and Mode Four Pentatonic scales. It adds one additional note to the Pentatonic Minor scales to create more complex melodies.

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SNAFT Format

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Full Name: Mode One Hexatonic Minor

Other Names:

  • Aeolian Six-Note

Scale steps: 3-2-2-1-2-2

Sound Samples

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

Woven Hexatonic Minor 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

Hexatonic Minor Scale

Possible Alternate Fingerings on Six-Hole Flutes

Hexatonic Minor Scale

Possible Alternate Fingerings on Five-Hole Flutes

Hexatonic Minor Scale

Woven Scale Exercise

Hexatonic Minor Woven Scale

 
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