Scale Spellings give you a method of working out the notes of any scale from a formula. The formula relies on you knowing how to construct a major scale from any starting note. The major scale has a spelling of 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 - all the other scales are variations of this.

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Q1 Pentatonic major = 1 2 3 5 6 8, So the 2nd note of B pentatonic major is
Q2 Natural minor = 1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7 8, So the 6th note of C minor is
Q3 Pentatonic minor = 1 b3 4 5 b7 8. So the penultimate note of Ab pentatonic minor is
Q4 Harmonic minor = 1 2 b3 4 5 b6 7 8. So the 7th note of C# harmonic minor is
Q5 Blues = 1 b3 4 b5 5 b7 8. So the middle note of D blues is
Q6 Dorian = 1 2 b3 4 5 6 b7 8. So the 6th note of A dorian is
Q7 Phrygian = 1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7 8. So the 2nd note of Bb Phrygian is
Q8 Lydian = 1 2 3 #4 5 6 7 8. So the 4th note of Db Lydian is
Q9 Mixolydian = 1 2 3 4 5 6 b7 8. So the 7th note of Ab Mixolydian is
Q10 Lochrian = 1 b2 b3 4 b5 b6 b7 8. So the 5th note of Db lochrian is
Q11 Phrygian major = 1 b2 3 4 5 b6 b7 8. So the 6th note of E Phrygian major is
Q12 Jazz melodic minor = 1 2 b3 4 5 6 7 8. So the 7th note of G jazz melodic minor is
Q13 Lydian b7 = 1 2 3 #4 5 6 b7 8. So the 4th note of Eb Lydian b7 is
Q14 Altered = 1 b2 #2 3 #4 #5 b7 8. So the 3rd note of A altered is
Q15 Chromatic = 1 b2 2 b3 3 4 #4 5 b6 6b7 7 8. So the 4th note of G chromatic is
Q16 Whole tone = 1 2 3 #4 #5 b7 8. So the 4th note of F whole tone is
Q17 Whole/half diminished = 1 2 b3 4 b5 b6 bb7 7 8. So the 5th note of A whole/half diminished is
Q18 Half/whole diminished = 1 b2 #2 3 #4 5 6 b7 8. So the 2nd note of Db half/whole diminished is

 

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