Double Harmonic Major Scale Piano Reference With Notes & Intervals

    🎹 The double harmonic major scale, also known as the Byzantine scale, is a 7-note scale with a dark sound. Compared to the major scale, the double harmonic major scale has a lowered 2nd and 6th scale degrees. The scale has only one note difference with the harmonic major scale, just with the addition of a lowered 2nd scale degree.

    The Hungarian minor scale is the 4th mode of the double harmonic major scale.

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

    Double Harmonic Major Scale Intervals

    The intervals of the double harmonic major scale are:


      Double Harmonic Major Scale Formula

      The formula for the double harmonic major scale is: h, (W+h), h, W, h, (W+h), h

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


      Double Harmonic Major 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 double harmonic major scales being played up and down:

      C Double Harmonic Major Scale

      notes:

      C♯ Double Harmonic Major Scale

      notes:

      D Double Harmonic Major Scale

      notes:

      D♯ Double Harmonic Major Scale

      notes:

      E Double Harmonic Major Scale

      notes:

      F Double Harmonic Major Scale

      notes:

      F♯ Double Harmonic Major Scale

      notes:

      G Double Harmonic Major Scale

      notes:

      G♯ Double Harmonic Major Scale

      notes:

      A Double Harmonic Major Scale

      notes:

      A♯ Double Harmonic Major Scale

      notes:

      B Double Harmonic Major Scale

      notes:


      Double Harmonic Major Scale Chords

      Here's a list of chord types that fit the double harmonic major scale:



        piano samples

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


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