GUITAR SCALES

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Major (Ionian) tonic 2 3 4 5 6 7  
Pentatonic Major tonic 2 3 5 6      
Pentatonic Minor tonic b3 4 5 b7      
Melodic Minor tonic 2 b3 4 5 6 7  
Harmonic Minor tonic 2 b3 4 5 b6 7  
Blues tonic b3 4 b5 5 b7    
The 7 MODES
I - Ionian (Major) tonic 2 3 4 5 6 7  
ii - Dorian (minor) tonic 2 b3 4 5 6 b7  
iii - Phrygian (minor) tonic b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7  
IV - Lydian tonic 2 3 #4 5 6 7  
V - Mixolydian (Major) tonic 2 3 4 5 6 b7  
vi - Aeolian (minor) tonic 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7  
vii - Locrian (minor b5) tonic b2 b3 4 b5 b6 b7  
ALTERED MODES
Ionian Aug tonic 2 3 4 #5 6 7  
Dorian b2 tonic b2 b3 4 5 6 b7  
Dorian #4 tonic 2 b3 #4 5 6 b7  
Phrygian Major tonic b2 3 4 5 b6 b7  
Lydian b7 tonic 2 3 #4 5 6 b7  
Lydian #9 tonic #2 3 #4 5 6 7  
Lydian Minor tonic 2 3 #4 5 b6 b7  
Lydian Aug tonic 2 3 #4 #5 6 7  
Lydian Diminished tonic 2 b3 #4 5 6 7  
Mixolydian b6 tonic 2 3 4 5 b6 b7  
Locrian 2 tonic 2 b3 4 b5 b6 b7  
Locrian 6 tonic b2 b3 4 b5 6 b7  
DIMINISHED, AUGMENTED and OTHER SCALES
Diminished (H-W) tonic b2 b3 3 b5 5 6 b7  
Diminished (W-H) tonic 2 b3 4 b5 #5 6 7  
Augmented tonic #2 3 5 b6 7    
Augmented Pentatonic tonic 3 5 #5 7      
Altered tonic b2 b3 b4 b5 b6 b7  
Altered bb7 tonic b2 b3 3 b5 b6 bb7 (6)  
Double Harmonic tonic b2 3 4 5 b6 7  
Whole Tone tonic 2 3 #4 #5 b7    
EXOTIC SCALES
Arabian tonic 2 3 4 b5 b6 b7  
Balinese tonic b2 b3 5 #5      
Byzantine tonic b2 3 4 5 b6 7  
Chinese tonic 3 b5 5 7      
Chinese Mongolian tonic 2 3 5 6      
Egyptian tonic 2 4 5 b7      
Eight Tone Spanish tonic b2 b3 3 4 b5 #5 b7  
Enigmatic tonic b2 3 b5 #5 b7 7  
Hindu tonic 2 3 4 5 b6 b7  
Hirajoshi tonic 2 b3 5 b6      
Hungarian Major tonic b3 3 b5 5 6 b7  
Hungarian Minor tonic 2 b3 b5 5 b6 7  
Hungarian Gypsy tonic 2 b3 b5 5 b6 7  
Ichikosucho tonic 2 3 4 b5 5 6 7  
Kumoi tonic 2 b3 5 6      
Leading Whole Tone tonic 2 3 b5 #5 b7 7  
Mohammedan tonic 2 b3 4 5 b6 7  
Neopolitan tonic b2 b3 4 5 b6 7  
Neopolitan Major tonic b2 b3 4 5 6 7  
Neopolitan Minor tonic b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7  
Overtone tonic 2 3 b5 5 6 b7  
Pelog tonic b2 b3 5 #5      
Persian tonic b2 3 4 b5 b6 7  
Prometheus tonic 2 3 b5 6 b7    
Prometheus Neopolitan tonic b2 3 b5 6 b7    
Purvi Theta tonic b2 3 b5 5 b6 7  
Six Tone Symmetrical tonic b2 3 4 #5 6    
Todi Theta tonic b2 b3 b5 5 b6 7  
Chromatic tonic 2 3 4 b5 5 6 b7     7
Anagnostis tonic 2 3 4 b5 5 7  
Van Halen (not shown) tonic  2 3    4 5    6  b7    1  2    b3 4    b5 5    6 7    1
Scale Name note 1 note 2 note 3 note 4 note 5 note 6 note 7 note 8
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Major (Ionian) tonic 2 3 4 5 6 7  
Pentatonic Major tonic 2 3 5 6      
Pentatonic Minor tonic b3 4 5 b7      
Melodic Minor tonic 2 b3 4 5 6 7  
Harmonic Minor tonic 2 b3 4 5 b6 7  
Blues tonic b3 4 b5 5 b7    
The 7 MODES
I - Ionian (Major) tonic 2 3 4 5 6 7  
ii - Dorian (minor) tonic 2 b3 4 5 6 b7  
iii - Phrygian (minor) tonic b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7  
IV - Lydian (Major) tonic 2 3 #4 5 6 7  
V - Mixolydian (Major) tonic 2 3 4 5 6 b7  
vi - Aeolian (minor) tonic 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7  
vii - Locrian (minor b5) tonic b2 b3 4 b5 b6 b7  
ALTERED MODES
Ionian Aug tonic 2 3 4 #5 6 7  
Dorian b2 tonic b2 b3 4 5 6 b7  
Dorian #4 tonic 2 b3 #4 5 6 b7  
Phrygian Major tonic b2 3 4 5 b6 b7  
Lydian b7 tonic 2 3 #4 5 6 b7  
Lydian #9 tonic #2 3 #4 5 6 7  
Lydian Minor tonic 2 3 #4 5 b6 b7  
Lydian Aug tonic 2 3 #4 #5 6 7  
Lydian Diminished tonic 2 b3 #4 5 6 7  
Mixolydian b6 tonic 2 3 4 5 b6 b7  
Locrian 2 tonic 2 b3 4 b5 b6 b7  
Locrian 6 tonic b2 b3 4 b5 6 b7  
DIMINISHED, AUGMENTED and OTHER SCALES
Diminished (H-W) tonic b2 b3 3 b5 5 6 b7
Diminished (W-H) tonic 2 b3 4 b5 b6 6 7
Augmented tonic #2 3 5 b6 7    
Augmented Pentatonic tonic 3 5 #5 7      
Altered tonic b2 b3 b4 b5 b6 b7  
Altered bb7 tonic b2 b3 3 b5 b6 bb7 (6)  
Double Harmonic tonic b2 3 4 5 b6 7  
Whole Tone tonic 2 3 #4 #5 b7    
EXOTIC SCALES
Arabian tonic 2 3 4 b5 b6 b7  
Balinese tonic b2 b3 5 #5      
Byzantine tonic b2 3 4 5 b6 7  
Chinese tonic 3 b5 5 7      
Chinese Mongolian tonic 2 3 5 6      
Egyptian tonic 2 4 5 b7      
Eight Tone Spanish tonic b2 b2 3 4 b5 #5 b7
Enigmatic tonic b2 3 b5 #5 b7 7  
Hindu tonic 2 3 4 5 b6 b7  
Hirajoshi tonic 2 b3 5 b6      
Hungarian Major tonic b3 3 b5 5 6 b7  
Hungarian Minor tonic 2 b3 b5 5 b6 7  
Hungarian Gypsy tonic 2 b3 b5 5 b6 7  
Ichikosucho tonic 2 3 4 b5 5 6 7
Kumoi tonic 2 b3 5 6      
Leading Whole Tone tonic 2 3 b5 #5 b7 7  
Mohammedan tonic 2 b3 4 5 b6 7  
Neopolitan tonic b2 b3 4 5 b6 7  
Neopolitan Major tonic b2 b3 4 5 6 7  
Neopolitan Minor tonic b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7  
Overtone tonic 2 3 b5 5 6 b7  
Pelog tonic b2 b3 5 #5      
Persian tonic b2 3 4 b5 b6 7  
Prometheus tonic 2 3 b5 6 b7    
Prometheus Neopolitan tonic b2 3 b5 6 b7    
Purvi Theta tonic b2 3 b5 5 b6 7  
Six Tone Symmetrical tonic b2 3 4 #5 6    
Todi Theta tonic b2 b3 b5 5 b6 7  
Chromatic tonic 2 3 4 b5 5 6 b7     7 
Anagnostis tonic 2 3 4 b5 5 7  
Van Halen(not shown) tonic  2 3    4 5    6 7    1 2    b3 4    b5 5    6 7    1
 
   from http://www.e-chords.com/scales.htm (tweaked by Robb A.)