C, D♭, F, G♭, A♭, B♮.

Does a scale using the notes above exist? Here is what is looks on a sheet: enter image description here

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    If nowhere else, it exists in this question.
    – phoog
    Dec 16, 2019 at 19:11
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    @TechnicGoblin5R, I don't understand your comment. If I think the scale C# major is hard to understand, how does this scale make easier to play piano? Dec 16, 2019 at 20:49
  • This scale is easy to understand if the base is B (not C). This scale in B has no sharps or flats, because the 6th note is always natural, independently of the base note (my comment above is incorrect). Dec 16, 2019 at 20:54

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A one Mr. Ian Ring has a whole website devoted to the categorization and study of every possible scale. I suggest you check it out; it contains a veritable treasure trove of information on just about any scale you can imagine. From Ring's website, Zeitler called this scale "Lycrimic". Of course, this scale is obscure enough that a search under that name pretty much only turns up websites devoted to listing all scales - you can call it whatever you want without fear of correction!

  • I was unable to determine why this scale got the name it did from Zeitler. I think it likely that Zeitler had a naming convention in mind, as several other scales he named are simply different by one letter down in the alphabet (lydimic, lygimic, lynimic, etc.).
    – user45266
    Dec 17, 2019 at 2:01

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