Scales are 7 notes.  The Major and Minor scales are common and familiar.  I add sharps to"brighten," and flats to "darken" them. Through this "shading," I create a spectrum of scale sound-colors.   

Major + 1 Flat

1234567= Major

1b234567= Major b2

12b34567 = Melodic Minor

1234b567 = Major b5 

12345b67 = Harmonic Major 

123456b7 = Mixolydian  

Major + 1 Sharp

1234567= Major

1#234567= Major #2

123#4567 = Lydian

1234#567 = Major #5 

12345#67 = Major #6

Melodic Minor + 1 Flat

12b34567= Melodic Minor 

1b2b34567= Melodic Minor b2

12b3b4567 = Melodic Minor b4

12b34b567 = Melodic Minor b5 

12b345b67 = Harmonic Minor 

12b3456b7 = Dorian  

Melodic Minor + 1 Sharp

12b34567= Melodic Minor

12b3#4567 = Melodic Minor #4

12b34#567 = Melodic minor #5 

12b345#67 = Melodic Minor #6

Lydian + 1 Flat

123#4567= Lydian 

1b23#4567= Lydian b2

123#45b67 = Lydian b6 

123#456b7 = Mixolydian #4  

Lydian + 1 Sharp

123#4567= Lydian

1#23#4567= Lydian #2

12#3#4567 = Lydian #3

123#4#567 = Lydian #5 

123#45#67 = Lydian #6

Dorian + 1 Flat

12b3456b7= Dorian

1b2b3456b7= Dorian b2

12b3b456b7 = Dorian b4 

12b34b56b7 = Dorian b5 

12b345b6b7 = Natural Minor/Aeolian

Dorian + 1 Sharp

12b3456b7= Dorian

12b3#456b7 = Dorian #4

12b34#56b7 = Dorian #5

Lydian Augmented + 1 Flat

123#4#567= Lydian Augmented

1b23#4#567= Lydian Augmented b2

12b3#4#567 = Melodic Minor #4, #5

123#4#56b7 = Mixolydian #4, #5   

Lydian Augmented + 1 Sharp

123#4#567= Lydian Augmented 

1#23#4#567= Lydian Augmented #2

12#3#4#567 = Lydian Augmented #3 

123#4#5#67 = Lydian Augmented #6

Aeolian + 1 Flat

12b345b6b7= Aeolian

1b2b345b6b7= Phrygian

12b3b45b6b7 = Aeolian b4

12b34b5b6b7 = Aeolian b5/Locrian Natural 2

Aeolian + 1 Sharp

12b34567= Major

1#234567= Major #2

123#4567 = Lydian

1234#567 = Major #5 

12345#67 = Major #6

Lydian Augmented #2 + 1 Flat 

1#23#4#567= Lydian Augmented #2

1#23#4#56b7= Lydian Dominant Augmented #2

Lydian Augmented #2 + 1 Sharp

1#23#4#567= Lydian Augmented #2

1#2#3#4#567= Lydian Augmented #2 #3

1#23#4#56#7= Lydian Augmented #2 #6

Phrygian + 1 Flat

1b2b345b6b7= Phrygian

1b2b34b5b6b7= Locrian 

1b2b3b45b6b7= Phrygian b4

Phrygian + 1 Sharp

1b2b345b6b7= Phrygian

1b2b3#45b6b7= Phrygian #4  

Major plus 6 Flats

1234567= Major

1b2b3b4b5b6b7= Locrian b4

Major + 5 Sharps

1234567= Major

  • 1#2#3#4#5#67= Lydian Augmented #2 #3 #6

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