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Northern Scale

This scale was suggested by Ash Dargan (he actually showed it to Lou Boden who showed it to me) who calls it the Northern Scale. I've never seen it mentioned anywhere else, but it has a nice sound to it.

This scale also introduces the major sixth into our scale repertoire.

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SNAFT Format

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Full Name: Northern Scale

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

Sound Samples

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

Woven Northern 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

Northern Scale

Possible Alternate Fingerings on Six-Hole Flutes

Northern Scale

Possible Alternate Fingerings on Five-Hole Flutes

Northern Scale

Woven Scale Exercise

Northern Woven Scale

 
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