Ab Mixolydian

A flat Mixolydian scale for guitar.
The Ab Mixolydian is a seven-note scale, also called Ab Dominant Scale. Colored circles in the diagram mark the notes in the scale (darker color highlighting the root notes). In the fretboard pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 4th fret.

Ab Mixolydian 2 octaves

Ab Mixolydian scale diagram

Ab Mixolydian full fretboard

Ab Mixolydian scale whole guitar neck diagram

Ab Mixolydian note names

Ab Mixolydian scale with note letters diagram
Notes: Ab - Bb - C - Db - Eb - F - Gb Intervals: 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 Type: Septonic 

The scale displayed with its numeric formula, notes, intervals and scale degrees.

Formula Notes Intervals Degrees
1 Ab Unison Tonic
2 Bb Major second Supertonic
3 C Major third Mediant
4 Db Perfect fourth Subdominant
5 Eb Perfect fifth Dominant
6 F Sixth Submediant
b7 Gb Minor seventh Subtonic

Chords that are related to this scale are the following:

Ab, Ab7, Ab9, Ab11, Ab13
Bbm, Bbm7, Bbm9, Bbm11
Cdim, Cm7b5
Db, Dbmaj7, Db6, Dbmaj9, Dbmaj13
Ebm, Ebm7, Ebm6, Ebm9, Ebm11, Ebm13
Fm, Fm7
Gb, Gbmaj7, Gb6/9, Gbmaj9, Gbmaj13

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the Ab Mixolydian scale (some chords have been excluded).

The A flat Mixolydian scale consists of seven notes. These can be described as steps on the guitar fingerboard according to the following formula: whole, whole, half, whole, whole, half and whole from the first note to the same in the next octave.
The Ab Mixolydian is a mode of the Db Major Scale. It contains exactly the same notes, but starts on another note.
The Ab Mixolydian is the same as the Ab Major apart from one note, the seventh in the scale.
Mixolydian can also be described as a Dominant mode. It includes all the notes of the related Dominant 7th chord, which is characterized by the minor seventh interval (as seen in the comparison below).

  1 2 3 4 5 6 b7
Ab Mixolydian Ab Bb C Db Eb F Gb
Ab7 Ab   C   Eb   Gb

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