Egyptian Scales

There are scales that can differ, but are referred to the same names depending on the source – the Egyptian Scale is one. The scales displayed in diagrams below can be called Egyptian, but you may witness scales built otherwise that also are being called Egyptian Scales.

For these Egyptian Scales, you may notice some similarities with the Dorian mode.

C

C Egyptian diagram
Notes: C, D, F, G, Bb, C

C# / Db

C# Egyptian diagram
Notes: C#, D#, F#, G#, B, C#

D

D Egyptian diagram
Notes: D, E, G, A, C, D

D# /Eb

D# Egyptian diagram
Notes: D#, F, G#, A#, C#, D#

E

E Egyptian diagram
Notes: E, F#, A, B, D, E

F

F Egyptian diagram
Notes: F, G, A#, C, Eb, F

F# / Gb

F# Egyptian diagram
Notes: F#, G#, B, C#, E, F#

G

G Egyptian diagram
Notes: G, A, C, D, F, G

G# / Ab

G# Egyptian diagram
Notes: G#, A#, C#, D#, F#, G#

A

A Egyptian diagram
Notes: A, B, D, E, G, A

A# / Bb

A# Egyptian diagram
Notes: A#, C, D#, F, G#, A#

B

B Egyptian diagram
Notes: B, C#, E, F#, A, B

Egyptian Scales overview
C: C, D, F, G, Bb, C
C#/Db: C#, D#, F#, G#, B, C#
D: D, E, G, A, C, D
D#/Eb: D#, F, G#, A#, C#, D#
E: E, F#, A, B, D, E
F: F, G, A#, C, Eb, F
F#/Gb: F#, G#, B, C#, E, F#
G: G, A, C, D, F, G
G#/Ab: G#, A#, C#, D#, F#, G#
A: A, B, D, E, G, A
A#/Bb: A#, C, D#, F, G#, A#
B: B, C#, E, F#, A, B

Interval: 1, 2, 4, 5, b7
Semi-notes: 2 - 3 - 2 - 3 - 2
Formula: Whole, Whole and a half, Whole, Whole and a half, Whole