The Diminished scale is a symmetrical 8 tone scale known as an octatonic scale. The diminished scale is often used in Jazz, fusion and Metal styles music and has a unique sound.
Because the Diminished scale is a symmetrical scale consisting of 8 tones, the musical alphabet can only be split 3 different ways to make 3 distinct diminished scales. So a diminished scale from any root note has the same notes as 3 other keys. For example a D diminished scale has the same notes as a B, a G#, and an F diminished scale. This means that there are 3 groups of 4 different keys that share the exact same notes!
Diminished scale generator
Select a tuning (default is standard tuning) then select a key.
Turn off pattern box Turn on moveable pattern box
Diminished scale keys
Select a key - keys that share the same notes are colored the same.
C | D | E | F | G |A |B |G# |Bb | Db | Eb | Gb |
Posted June 29, 2016, 6:09 am in: Scales
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