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Diatonic scales

The diatonic scale is a formula.

tone tone semitone
tone
tone tone semitone

(T T S T T T S)

MIDI

We write it with the letters of the alphabet and sharps and flats. The diatonic scale of D is D E F# G A B C# D.

D D#
Eb
E
Fb
F
E#
F#
Gb
G G#
Ab
A A#
Bb
B
Cb
C
B#
C#
Db
D
D   E   F# G   A   B   C# D
  T   T S   T   T   T S  


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