Diatonic Scale Formulas

Here are the intervals that create the major scale and it’s modes.

Key:

W= Whole Step

H= Half Step

Ionian

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WWHWWWH

Dorian

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WHWWWHW

Phrygian

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HWWWHWW

Lydian

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WWWHWWH

Mixolydian

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WWHWWHW

Aeolian (Natural Minor)

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WHWWHWW

Locrian

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HWWHWWW