Acoustic Scale Piano Reference With Notes & Intervals

    🎹 The acoustic scale, also known as the Lydian Dominant scale, the Lydian b7 scale or the overtone scale, is a 7-note scale that's based on the Lydian mode and is also the 4th mode of the melodic minor scale. Compared to the Lydian mode, the acoustic scale has a flat 7th scale degree to arrive at the following interval formula: 1 - 2 - 3 - #4 - 5 - 6 - b7.

    Here you'll find an interactive piano reference for the acoustic scale with notes on the piano keyboard, intervals and scale formula.

    Acoustic Scale Intervals

    The intervals of the acoustic scale are:


      Acoustic Scale Formula

      The formula for the acoustic scale is: W, W, W, h, W, h, W

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      W: Whole step, h: Half step (semitone)


      Acoustic Scales Note Chart

      C
      C♯
      D
      D♯
      E
      F
      F♯
      G
      G♯
      A
      A♯
      B

      And now here are interactive piano keyboard layouts, one for each key, where you can hear the acoustic scales being played up and down:

      C Acoustic Scale

      notes:

      C♯ Acoustic Scale

      notes:

      D Acoustic Scale

      notes:

      D♯ Acoustic Scale

      notes:

      E Acoustic Scale

      notes:

      F Acoustic Scale

      notes:

      F♯ Acoustic Scale

      notes:

      G Acoustic Scale

      notes:

      G♯ Acoustic Scale

      notes:

      A Acoustic Scale

      notes:

      A♯ Acoustic Scale

      notes:

      B Acoustic Scale

      notes:


      Acoustic Scale Chords

      Here's a list of chord types that fit the acoustic scale:



        piano samples

        The piano samples used for this acoustic scale reference are from “Salamander Grand Piano V3” by Alexander Holm, licensed under CC BY 3.0.


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