Fractal Music

Music Theory Background

Other scales

There are many commonly used scales that are derived both from the Major scale and from simple divisions of the octave. Here are some examples:

natural minor harmonic minor pentatonic
diminishedwhole tone

However, there is no rule that requires a scale to have a standard number of notes or to repeat itself at the interval of an octave. One can therefore construct a virtually limitless number of scales.

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