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Exotic Scales

 


From: aesager@acs4.acs.ucalgary.ca (Alexander Edward Sager)
Some of these are pretty cool, especially if played with a drone:

s=sharp
f=flat

Neapolitan Minor: C Df Ef F G Af B C
Neapolitan Major: C Df Ef F G A B C
Oriental: C Df E F Gf A Bf C
Double Harmonic: C Df E F G Af B C
Enigmatic: C Df E Fs Gs As B C
Hirajoshi: A B C E F A
Hungarian Minor: C D Ef Fs G Af B C
Hungarian Major: C Ds E Fs G A Bf C
Kumoi: E F A B C E
Iwato: B C E F A B
Hindu: C D E F G Af Bf C
Spanish 8 Tone: C Df Ef E F Gf Af Bf C
Pelog: C Df Ef G Bf C
Hungarian Gypsy: C D Ef Fs G Af Bf C
Major Phrygian: C DF E F G Af Bf C
Major Locrian: C D E F Gf Af Bf C
Lydian Minor: C D E Fs G Af Bf C
Overrtone: C D E Fs G A Bf C
Leading Whole Tone: C D E Fs Gs As B C
Arabian: C D E F Gf Af Bf C
Balinese: C Df Ef G Af C
Gypsy: C Df E F G Af B C
Mohammedan: C D Ef F G Af B C
Javanese: C Df Ef F G A Bf C
Persian: C Df E F gF Af B C
Algerian: C D Ef Fs G Af B C D Ef F
Aeolian: C D Ef F G aF Bf C
Byzantine: C Df E F G Af B C
Hawaiian: C D Ef (f grace note) G A B C
Jewish: E F Gs A B C D E
Mongolian: C D E G A C
Ethiopian: G A Bf C D Ef F G (The B and E can also be natural and
the F can be sharp)
Spanish: C D f E F G Af Bf C
Egyptian: C D F G Bf C
Japanese: C Df F G Af C
Chinese: F G A C D F
         C E FsG B C