A Spanish

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

A Spanish 2 octaves

A Spanish scale diagram

A Spanish full fretboard

A Spanish scale whole guitar neck diagram

A Spanish in open position

A Spanish in open position scale diagram
Notes: A - Bb - C - C# - D - Eb - F - G 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 A Unison
b2 Bb Minor second
3 C Major third
#3 C# Augmented third
4 D Perfect fourth
b5 Eb Diminished fifth
b6 F Minor sixth
b7 G Minor seventh

The A 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 (Eb).

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.
A Phrygian has the most similarity with A Spanish among other common scales.

Start the audio and play along! Use notes from the scale in the diagram above.

Normal tempo:
Slow tempo:

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