Nine Tone Scales

The Nine Tone Scales are somewhat uncommon with nine notes. It reminds of the Augmented Scale and we can see a similarity comparing C Augmented Scale and C Nine Tone Scale, which both include Eb and G#.

Because of the many notes that are included, there are numerous possibilities to play chords over these scales, which, for example, can be used in jazz.

C

C nine tone scale diagram
Notes: C, D, Eb, E, F#, G, G#, A, B, C

C# / Db

C# nine tone scale diagram
Notes: C#, Eb, E, F, G, G#, A, A#, C, C#

D

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

D# /Eb

D# bebop scale diagram
Notes: Eb, F, F#, G, A, A#, B, C, D, Eb

E

E bebop scale diagram
Notes: E, F#, G, G#, A#, B, C, C#, Eb, E

F

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

F# / Gb

F# nine tone scale diagram
Notes: F#, G#, A, A#, C, C#, D, Eb, F, F#

G

G nine tone scale diagram
Notes: G, A, A#, B, C#, D, Eb, E, F#, G

G# / Ab

G# nine tone scale diagram
Notes: G#, A#, B, C, D, Eb, E, F, G, G#

A

A nine tone scale diagram
Notes: A, B, C, C#, Eb, E, F, F#, G#, A

A# / Bb

A# nine tone scale diagram
Notes: A#, C, C#, D, E, F, F#, G, A, A#

B

B nine tone scale diagram
Notes: B, C#, D, Eb, F, F#, G, G#, A#, B

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

Interval: 1, 2, 3b, 3, 5b, 5, 6, 6b, 6, 7
Semi-notes: 2 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 1
Formula: Whole, Half, Half, Whole, Half, Half, Half, Whole, Half