Augmented Scale Piano Reference With Notes & Intervals
🎹 The augmented scale, also known as the symmetrical augmented scale, is a 6-note (hexatonic) scale. The scale is called augmented because the it's built upon two augmented triads. It's most often used in jazz music.
Here you'll find an interactive piano reference for the augmented scale with notes on the piano keyboard, intervals and scale formula.
Augmented Scale Intervals
The intervals of the augmented scale are:
Augmented Scale Formula
The formula for the augmented scale is: (W+h), h, (W+h), h, (W+h), h
W: Whole step, h: Half step (semitone)
Augmented Scales Note Chart
And now here are interactive piano keyboard layouts, one for each key, where you can hear the augmented scales being played up and down:
C Augmented Scale
C♯ Augmented Scale
D Augmented Scale
D♯ Augmented Scale
E Augmented Scale
F Augmented Scale
F♯ Augmented Scale
G Augmented Scale
G♯ Augmented Scale
A Augmented Scale
A♯ Augmented Scale
B Augmented Scale
Augmented Scale Chords
Here's a list of chord types that fit the augmented scale:
References to major & minor scales:
C majorC♯ majorD♭ majorD majorE♭ majorE majorF majorF♯ majorG♭ majorG majorA♭ majorA majorB♭ majorB majorC♭ major
C minor C♯ minor D♭ minorD minorD♯ minorE♭ minorE minorF minorF♯ minorG minorG♯ minorA♭ minorA minorA♯ minorB♭ minorB minor
The piano samples used for this augmented scale reference are from “Salamander Grand Piano V3” by Alexander Holm, licensed under CC BY 3.0.
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