How to construct and play the altered scale

Name

This is the altered scale.

Alternative name

Use super locrian instead of altered

Use diminished whole tone instead of altered

Use pomeroy instead of altered

Intervals

How to construct the altered scale?

Use the following intervals in any order to construct this scale. Start on a specific note on which you want to construct this scale from (for instance the note "C") and calculate each interval on top of it. Afterwards, you will be able to play it on your instrument.

Perfect unison

Has 0 semitones and spans 1 naturals.

Minor second

Has 1 semitones and spans 2 naturals.

Minor third

Has 3 semitones and spans 3 naturals.

Diminished Fourth

Has 4 semitones and spans 4 naturals.

Diminished fifth

Has 6 semitones and spans 5 naturals.

Minor sixth

Has 8 semitones and spans 6 naturals.

Minor seventh

Has 10 semitones and spans 7 naturals.

Chords

Which chords can you play on the altered scale?

Cheatsheet

Play the altered scale in any musical key

You can play the C altered scale with the following notes.

C   Db   Eb   Fb   Gb   Ab   Bb  

Sheet music of the C altered scale.

The notes of the C altered scale written down in sheet music.

C altered on the piano.

The notes of the C altered scale on the piano.

You can play the C# altered scale with the following notes.

C#   D   E   F   G   A   B  

Sheet music of the C# altered scale.

The notes of the C# altered scale written down in sheet music.

C# altered on the piano.

The notes of the C# altered scale on the piano.

You can play the Db altered scale with the following notes.

Db   Ebb   Fb   Gbb   Abb   Bbb   Cb  

Sheet music of the Db altered scale.

The notes of the Db altered scale written down in sheet music.

Db altered on the piano.

The notes of the Db altered scale on the piano.

You can play the D altered scale with the following notes.

D   Eb   F   Gb   Ab   Bb   C  

Sheet music of the D altered scale.

The notes of the D altered scale written down in sheet music.

D altered on the piano.

The notes of the D altered scale on the piano.

You can play the D# altered scale with the following notes.

D#   E   F#   G   A   B   C#  

Sheet music of the D# altered scale.

The notes of the D# altered scale written down in sheet music.

D# altered on the piano.

The notes of the D# altered scale on the piano.

You can play the Eb altered scale with the following notes.

Eb   Fb   Gb   Abb   Bbb   Cb   Db  

Sheet music of the Eb altered scale.

The notes of the Eb altered scale written down in sheet music.

Eb altered on the piano.

The notes of the Eb altered scale on the piano.

You can play the E altered scale with the following notes.

E   F   G   Ab   Bb   C   D  

Sheet music of the E altered scale.

The notes of the E altered scale written down in sheet music.

E altered on the piano.

The notes of the E altered scale on the piano.

You can play the F altered scale with the following notes.

F   Gb   Ab   Bbb   Cb   Db   Eb  

Sheet music of the F altered scale.

The notes of the F altered scale written down in sheet music.

F altered on the piano.

The notes of the F altered scale on the piano.

You can play the F# altered scale with the following notes.

F#   G   A   Bb   C   D   E  

Sheet music of the F# altered scale.

The notes of the F# altered scale written down in sheet music.

F# altered on the piano.

The notes of the F# altered scale on the piano.

You can play the Gb altered scale with the following notes.

Gb   Abb   Bbb   Cbb   Dbb   Ebb   Fb  

Sheet music of the Gb altered scale.

The notes of the Gb altered scale written down in sheet music.

Gb altered on the piano.

The notes of the Gb altered scale on the piano.

You can play the G altered scale with the following notes.

G   Ab   Bb   Cb   Db   Eb   F  

Sheet music of the G altered scale.

The notes of the G altered scale written down in sheet music.

G altered on the piano.

The notes of the G altered scale on the piano.

You can play the G# altered scale with the following notes.

G#   A   B   C   D   E   F#  

Sheet music of the G# altered scale.

The notes of the G# altered scale written down in sheet music.

G# altered on the piano.

The notes of the G# altered scale on the piano.

You can play the Ab altered scale with the following notes.

Ab   Bbb   Cb   Dbb   Ebb   Fb   Gb  

Sheet music of the Ab altered scale.

The notes of the Ab altered scale written down in sheet music.

Ab altered on the piano.

The notes of the Ab altered scale on the piano.

You can play the A altered scale with the following notes.

A   Bb   C   Db   Eb   F   G  

Sheet music of the A altered scale.

The notes of the A altered scale written down in sheet music.

A altered on the piano.

The notes of the A altered scale on the piano.

You can play the A# altered scale with the following notes.

A#   B   C#   D   E   F#   G#  

Sheet music of the A# altered scale.

The notes of the A# altered scale written down in sheet music.

A# altered on the piano.

The notes of the A# altered scale on the piano.

You can play the Bb altered scale with the following notes.

Bb   Cb   Db   Ebb   Fb   Gb   Ab  

Sheet music of the Bb altered scale.

The notes of the Bb altered scale written down in sheet music.

Bb altered on the piano.

The notes of the Bb altered scale on the piano.

You can play the B altered scale with the following notes.

B   C   D   Eb   F   G   A  

Sheet music of the B altered scale.

The notes of the B altered scale written down in sheet music.

B altered on the piano.

The notes of the B altered scale on the piano.