Arabic Scale Piano Reference With Notes & Intervals

    🎹 The major Locrian scale, also often called the Arabic scale, is a 7-note scale based on the Locrian mode. From the Locrian scale, we get the Arabic scale by sharpening the 2nd and 3rd scale degrees. Or, we can get to the Arabic scale from the major scale by flattening the 5th, 6th and 7th scale degrees.

    The major Locrian scale is the 5th mode of the Neapolitan major scale.

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

    Arabic Scale Intervals

    The intervals of the Arabic scale are:


      Arabic Scale Formula

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

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


      Arabic 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 Arabic scales being played up and down:

      C Arabic Scale

      notes:

      C♯ Arabic Scale

      notes:

      D Arabic Scale

      notes:

      D♯ Arabic Scale

      notes:

      E Arabic Scale

      notes:

      F Arabic Scale

      notes:

      F♯ Arabic Scale

      notes:

      G Arabic Scale

      notes:

      G♯ Arabic Scale

      notes:

      A Arabic Scale

      notes:

      A♯ Arabic Scale

      notes:

      B Arabic Scale

      notes:


      Arabic Scale Chords

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



        piano samples

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


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