Mixolydian mode

The Mixolydian Scale (or mode) is one of the modal scales. They are all origins of ancient Greek music and are used in modern music like jazz and funk. You may recognize the dominant pattern in the interval: 1 2 3 4 5 6 b7. Compare this to the dominant 7th chord with scale steps 1 3 5 b7.

The Mixolydian scales are very easy to learn as you will see when comparing them with the major scales. The difference between C major and C Mixolydian is only one note, the seventh note in the scale. You may also notice that G Mixolydian relates to the scale C major scale, the notes are the same only the root has changed place. In the same manner, the C Mixolydian is related to the scale F major as you can see.

C

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

C# / Db

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

D

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

D# /Eb

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

E

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

F

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

F# / Gb

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

G

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

G# / Ab

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

A

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

A# / Bb

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

B

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

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

Interval: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, b7
Semi-notes: 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2
Formula: Whole, Whole, Half, Whole, Whole, Half, Whole