Harmonic Minor Modes
Major Scale Modes
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Melodic Minor Modes
Ionian (the Major Scale)
Scale Degrees: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Notes: C D E F G A B
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Scale Degrees: 1 2 b3 4 5 6 b7 Notes: C D Eb F G A Bb
Scale Degrees: 1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7 Notes: C Db Eb F G Ab Bb
Scale Degrees: 1 2 3 #4 5 6 7 Notes: C D E F# G A B
Scale Degrees: 1 2 3 4 5 6 b7 Notes: C D E F G A Bb
Scale Degrees: 1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7 Notes: C D Eb F G Ab Bb
Aeolian (Natural Min Scale)
Scale Degrees: 1 b2 b3 4 b5 b6 b7 Notes: C bD Eb F bG Ab Bb
Guitar Scale Visualizer
However, fretArt goes beyond traditional scale diagrams.
Traditionally, scales are visualized as degrees, notes or dots.
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Add color to create compelling visual patterns.
add strings to create a grid.
In order to visualize scales as shapes, first add strings to create a grid.
Connect the dots to see how
lines reveal the outlines of these shapes.
In other words, fretArt!
Hide the dots, strings and lines and you are left with colors and shapes built from the scale.
The shapes on this fretboard are built from vertical connections.
However, diagonal connections are also possible.
Here are the shapes of the C major scale!
These colorful shapes represent the C major scale!
Pinch to zoom via trackpad in order to focus on a scale position close up.
Choose a scale to start
This button plays a looping 'C' note. While this note repeats, C is heard as the tonal center. It's recommended to keep this button on so that your scales have a point of reference.
Individual notes can be played by mouse click, mouseover, or with the keyboard.