B Spanish

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

B Spanish 2 octaves

B Spanish scale diagram

B Spanish full fretboard

B Spanish scale whole guitar neck diagram

B Spanish in open position

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

The B 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 (D#) and a diminished fifth (F).

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.
B Phrygian has the most similarity with B 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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