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 differently that also are being called Egyptian Scales.

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

C

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

C# / Db

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

D

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

D# /Eb

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

E

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

F

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

F# / Gb

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

G

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

G# / Ab

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

A

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

A# / Bb

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

B

B Egyptian scale 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