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I haven't had much luck in my search for a well-curated and (reasonably) comprehensive list of scales. I'm looking for a database or list of any kind that includes scale names and their corresponding intervals. Here's an example of what I'm looking for:

  • Ionian: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  • Lydian: 1 2 3 #4 5 6 7
  • Minor Pentatonic: 1 b3 4 5 b7
  • Phrygian Dominant: 1 b2 3 4 5 b6 b7

The two resources that have been most helpful are harmonics.com and wikipedia, but neither list is without its issues.

FYI the reason for the request is I'm interested in experimenting with interesting/uncommon scales. I'm also building a tool for visualizing scales as part of my learning experience.

closed as off-topic by Stinkfoot, Richard, ttw, MattPutnam, Dom Mar 19 '18 at 22:07

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    I've used this tool for fifteen years. There are obviously many more scales, but this is a good start. (Warning - PDF download) jazzbooks.com/mm5/download/FREE-scale-syllabus.pdf – The Chaz 2.0 Mar 13 '18 at 15:52
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    Questions which are merely requests for external resources are off-topic here. If you want to find such a resource, I promise that you can find one by searching through questions about scales here, or you could just search Google. I tried searching "list of scales" and got an enormous number of hits. – ex nihilo Mar 13 '18 at 16:30
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's a request for external resources. – Stinkfoot Mar 13 '18 at 16:36
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    @TheChaz2.0 thank you, that's the sort of thing I'm looking for. – Taylor Vance Mar 13 '18 at 17:43
  • @DavidBowling I'm sorry if I broke any rules. I thought this would be the place to ask. For what it's worth I did search questions here and I've been extensively googling for the past week. As I mentioned, the results I found were not sufficient. At the risk of sounding snarky, you can get an enormous number of hits by googling almost anything (try "kidney bear calendar paint"). I'll try to be more constructive with future submissions! – Taylor Vance Mar 13 '18 at 17:48

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