Geez Scales

The Geez Scale (also known as Ezel Scale) is an Ethiopian scale, but to its form similar to the Aeolian Scale. In the same way, another Ethiopian scale, Ararai, has exactly the same notes as the Major Scale.

The Geez scales are well suited for playing music with Ethiopian sound and the minor characteristics.

C

C Ethiopian Gezz diagram
Notes: C, D, Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb, C

C# / Db

C# Ethiopian Gezz diagram
Notes: C#, D#, E, F#, G#, A, B, C#

D

D Ethiopian Gezz diagram
Notes: D, E, F, G, A, Bb, C, D

D# /Eb

D# Ethiopian Gezz diagram
Notes: Eb, F, Gb, Ab, Bb, Cb, Db, Eb

E

E Ethiopian Gezz diagram
Notes: E, F#, G, A, B, C, D, E

F

F Ethiopian Gezz diagram
Notes: F, G, Ab, Bb, C, Db, Eb, F

F# / Gb

F# Ethiopian Gezz diagram
Notes: F#, G#, A, B, C#, D, E, F#

G

G Ethiopian Gezz diagram
Notes: G, A, Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G

G# / Ab

G# Ethiopian Gezz diagram
Notes: G#, A#, B, C#, D#, E, F#, G#

A

A Ethiopian Gezz diagram
Notes: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, A

A# / Bb

A# Ethiopian Gezz diagram
Notes: Bb, C, Db, Eb, F, Gb, Ab, Bb

B

B Ethiopian Gezz diagram
Notes: B, C#, D, E, F#, G, A, B

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

Interval: 1, 2, b3, 4, 5, b6, b7
Semi-notes: 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2
Formula: Whole, Half, Whole, Whole, Half, Whole, Whole