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Enigmatic Scale

Enigmatic scale

When the Enigmatic scale was invented it was presented to music theorists as sort of a puzzle (an enigma) to harmonize. It was a difficult task because the scale has no perfect fourth or fifth to help establish a tonic or tonal center.

The formula to build the scale is: 1 - b2 - 3 - #4 - #5 - #6 - 7
and the steps are: H, WH, W, W, W, H, H.

The Enigmatic scale generator

Use the Enigmatic scale to enhance your finger dexterity or build something weird. What kind of music compositions can you make using this strange scale? You can customize scale charts of the Enigmatic scale in any key using the app below.

Switch to:
7 string guitar
6 string guitar
Bass Guitar

Change tuning - Current tuning: E-A-D-g-b-e
Standard | Drop D | Drop B
Tune by string:
6 5 4 3 2 1 go
*** Change a string then press "go" then choose scale to view

Turn off pattern box Turn on moveable pattern box

isolatorSelect guitar fretboard tuning to see Enigmatic scales
flip - L R

Enigmatic scale charts

C | G | D | A | E | B | F | Bb | Eb |Ab | Db | Gb

enigmatic scale

Posted March 11, 2016, 3:27 pm in: Scales


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