Lydian augmented scale

In music, the Lydian augmented scale (Lydian 5 scale) is the third mode of the ascending melodic minor scale or jazz minor scale.

Lydian augmented scale
ModesI, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII
Component pitches
C, D, E, F, G, A, B
Qualities
Number of pitch classes7
Forte number7-34
Complement5-34

Starting on C, the notes would be as follows:

C  - D  - E  - F - G - A  - B  - C

Generically the whole and half steps are:

-  W -  W -  W -  W -  H -  W -  H -

The scale may be thought of as a major scale with an augmented fourth and fifth, or as the relative to the melodic minor ascending scale (C Lydian augmented and A melodic minor ascending share the same notes).

See also

Sources

    Further reading

    • Coker, Jerry (1997). Jerry Coker's Complete Method for Improvisation, p. 36. ISBN 978-0-7692-1856-4.
    • Hewitt, Michael. 2013. Musical Scales of the World. The Note Tree. ISBN 978-0957547001.
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