G# Dorian scale

G# Dorian scale for guitar.
The G sharp Dorian is a seven-note scale, also called G sharp Jazz Minor. Colored circles in the diagram mark the notes, with darker color highlighting the root notes. In the two-octave pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 4th fret.

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2 octaves

G# dorian scale diagram Notes: G# - A# - B - C# - D# - E# - F# Intervals: 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 Type: Septonic 

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

Intervals Degrees
1 G# Unison Tonic
2 A# Major second Supertonic
b3 B Minor third Mediant
4 C# Perfect fourth Subdominant
5 D# Perfect fifth Dominant
6 E# Sixth Submediant
b7 F# Minor seventh Subtonic

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

Chords that are related to this scale are the following:

G#m7, G#m9, G#m11
A#m7
Bmaj7, Bmaj9
C#7, C#9, C#11, C#13
D#m7, D#m9, D#m11
Fm7b5
F#maj7, F#maj9, F#maj13

The tones in these chords corresponds to the tones of the G# Dorian scale (triads have been excluded).

The G sharp Dorian scale consist of seven notes. These can be described as steps on the guitar fingerboard according to the following formula: whole, half, whole, whole, whole, half and whole from the first note to the same in the next octave.
The G sharp Dorian is also a mode of the F# Major Scale. It contains exactly the same notes, but starts on another note.
The scale is otherwise most related to the G# Natural Minor and G# Melodic Minor scales, which differ with just one note in both cases.

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