Ab Spanish

A flat Spanish scale for guitar.
The Ab Spanish is an eight-note scale (also referred to as the Ab Spanish 8 Tones). Notes are displayed in the fingerboard diagram, with the root notes indicated by darker color.

Ab Spanish 2 octaves

Ab Spanish scale diagram

Ab Spanish full fretboard

Ab Spanish scale whole guitar neck diagram

Ab Spanish in open position

Ab Spanish in open position scale diagram
Notes: Ab - Bbb - B - C - Db - Ebb - Fb - Gb Intervals: 1 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 Type: Octatonic

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

Formula Notes Intervals
1 Ab Unison
b2 Bbb Minor second
3 B Major third
#3 C Augmented third
4 Db Perfect fourth
b5 Ebb Diminished fifth
b6 Fb Minor sixth
b7 Gb Minor seventh

The second degree is written as Bbb, which is the same as A. The sixth degree is written as Ebb, which is the same as D. The seventh degree is written as Fb, which is the same as E. A practice in a scale notation is to not include the same letter twice, if it can be avoided.

The A flat Spanish consists of eight notes. These can be described as steps on the guitar fingerboard according to the following formula: half, whole, half, half, half, whole, whole, whole from the first note to the same in the next octave.
The scale includes two uncommon intervals: an augmented third (C) and a diminished fifth (Ebb).

This scale is used in styles such as Flamenco and Jewish music.
A feature that characterizes the scale is the three half steps notes in a succession, from the third to the fifth note.
Ab Phrygian has the most similarity with Ab Spanish among other common scales.

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