Egyptian Scales

The Egyptian Scale is built by five notes, making it to a so-called pentatonic scale. It happens that scale names are referred to different music scales and the Egyptian Scale is such a case. The scale 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

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