Geez Scales

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

The Geez scales are well suited for playing music with an Ethiopian sound and own the characteristics of Minor scales.

C

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

C# / Db

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

D

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

D# /Eb

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

E

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

F

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

F# / Gb

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

G

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

G# / Ab

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

A

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

A# / Bb

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

B

B Ethiopian Gezz scale 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

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