How to construct and play the mixolydian scale

Name

This is the mixolydian scale.

Alternative name

Use dominant instead of mixolydian

Intervals

How to construct the mixolydian 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.

Major second

Has 2 semitones and spans 2 naturals.

Major third

Has 4 semitones and spans 3 naturals.

Perfect fourth

Has 5 semitones and spans 4 naturals.

Perfect fifth

Has 7 semitones and spans 5 naturals.

Major sixth

Has 9 semitones and spans 6 naturals.

Minor seventh

Has 10 semitones and spans 7 naturals.

Chords

Which chords can you play on the mixolydian scale?

Cheatsheet

Play the mixolydian scale in any musical key

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

C   D   E   F   G   A   Bb  

Sheet music of the C mixolydian scale.

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

C mixolydian on the piano.

The notes of the C mixolydian scale on the piano.

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

C#   D#   E#   F#   G#   A#   B  

Sheet music of the C# mixolydian scale.

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

C# mixolydian on the piano.

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

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

Db   Eb   F   Gb   Ab   Bb   Cb  

Sheet music of the Db mixolydian scale.

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

Db mixolydian on the piano.

The notes of the Db mixolydian scale on the piano.

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

D   E   F#   G   A   B   C  

Sheet music of the D mixolydian scale.

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

D mixolydian on the piano.

The notes of the D mixolydian scale on the piano.

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

D#   E#   F##   G#   A#   B#   C#  

Sheet music of the D# mixolydian scale.

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

D# mixolydian on the piano.

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

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

Eb   F   G   Ab   Bb   C   Db  

Sheet music of the Eb mixolydian scale.

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

Eb mixolydian on the piano.

The notes of the Eb mixolydian scale on the piano.

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

E   F#   G#   A   B   C#   D  

Sheet music of the E mixolydian scale.

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

E mixolydian on the piano.

The notes of the E mixolydian scale on the piano.

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

F   G   A   Bb   C   D   Eb  

Sheet music of the F mixolydian scale.

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

F mixolydian on the piano.

The notes of the F mixolydian scale on the piano.

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

F#   G#   A#   B   C#   D#   E  

Sheet music of the F# mixolydian scale.

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

F# mixolydian on the piano.

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

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

Gb   Ab   Bb   Cb   Db   Eb   Fb  

Sheet music of the Gb mixolydian scale.

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

Gb mixolydian on the piano.

The notes of the Gb mixolydian scale on the piano.

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

G   A   B   C   D   E   F  

Sheet music of the G mixolydian scale.

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

G mixolydian on the piano.

The notes of the G mixolydian scale on the piano.

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

G#   A#   B#   C#   D#   E#   F#  

Sheet music of the G# mixolydian scale.

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

G# mixolydian on the piano.

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

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

Ab   Bb   C   Db   Eb   F   Gb  

Sheet music of the Ab mixolydian scale.

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

Ab mixolydian on the piano.

The notes of the Ab mixolydian scale on the piano.

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

A   B   C#   D   E   F#   G  

Sheet music of the A mixolydian scale.

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

A mixolydian on the piano.

The notes of the A mixolydian scale on the piano.

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

A#   B#   C##   D#   E#   F##   G#  

Sheet music of the A# mixolydian scale.

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

A# mixolydian on the piano.

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

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

Bb   C   D   Eb   F   G   Ab  

Sheet music of the Bb mixolydian scale.

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

Bb mixolydian on the piano.

The notes of the Bb mixolydian scale on the piano.

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

B   C#   D#   E   F#   G#   A  

Sheet music of the B mixolydian scale.

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

B mixolydian on the piano.

The notes of the B mixolydian scale on the piano.