A Persian scale for guitar.
The A Persian is a seven-note scale. Notes are displayed in the diagram with blue color with the root notes indicated by darker color. In the two-octave pattern, the first root note (the tonic) appears on the 6th string, 5th fret.
2 octavesNotes: A - Bb - C# - D - Eb - F - G# Intervals: 1 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 1 Type: Septonic
The scale displayed with its numeric formula, notes, intervals and scale degrees.
|7||G#||Major seventh||Leading tone|
The A Persian consists of seven notes. These can be described as steps according to the following formula: half, whole and a half, half, half, whole, whole and a half and half from the first note to the same in the next octave.
The scale can be played on the guitar from different starting positions in which A functions as the tonic.
A Persian has similarities with A Gypsy Major, A Locrian and A Phrygian Dominant Mode.
This scale is foremost used in Persian and Middle East music.
When harmonized, only the second and fourth degrees are matched with common major or minor triads, Bb and Dm that is.
One way to learn this scale is to observe the two chromatic sequences as well as the two tree-step intervals in each octave.