Aeolian mode

The Aeolian mode consists of the same note as the natural minor scale. Songs in Aeolian mode tend to get a sad feeling and it is quite common in modern blues and jazz compositions. See also Aeolian Dominant.

Even if the tones are exactly same there are some things that distinguish the Aeolian mode from the minor scales. In songs with minor the V-chord is often a major (like E instead of Em in the A minor key) and in songs with Aeolian the IV-chord is often a major (like D instead of Dm in the A Aeolian).

C

C Aeolian scale diagram
Notes: C, D, Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb, C

C# / Db

C# Aeolian scale diagram
Notes: C#, D#, E, F#, G#, A, B, C#

D

D Aeolian scale diagram
Notes: D, E, F, G, A, Bb, C, D

D# /Eb

D# Aeolian scale diagram
Notes: Eb, F, Gb, Ab, Bb, Cb, Db, Eb

E

E Aeolian scale diagram
Notes: E, F#, G, A, B, C, D, E

F

F Aeolian scale diagram
Notes: F, G, Ab, Bb, C, Db, Eb, F

F# / Gb

F# Aeolian scale diagram
Notes: F#, G#, A, B, C#, D, E, F#

G

G Aeolian scale diagram
Notes: G, A, Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G

G# / Ab

G# Aeolian scale diagram
Notes: G#, A#, B, C#, D#, E, F#, G#

A

A Aeolian scale diagram
Notes: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, A

A# / Bb

A# Aeolian scale diagram
Notes: Bb, C, Db, Eb, F, Gb, Ab, Bb

B

B Aeolian scale diagram
Notes: B, C#, D, E, F#, G, A, B

Aeolian 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