F Spanish

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

F Spanish 2 octaves

F Spanish scale diagram

F Spanish full fretboard

F Spanish scale whole guitar neck diagram
Notes: F - Gb - Ab - A - Bb - B - Db - Eb 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 F Unison
b2 Gb Minor second
3 Ab Major third
#3 A Augmented third
4 Bb Perfect fourth
b5 Cb Diminished fifth
b6 Db Minor sixth
b7 Eb Minor seventh

The sixth degree is written as Cb, which is the same as B. A practice in a scale notation is to not include the same letter twice, if it can be avoided.

The F 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 (A) and a diminished fifth (Cb).

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

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