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HUNGARIAN SCALE AND ITS MODES

See also the COMPARATIVE TABLE below

GRADE NAME NOTES NOTES TRANSPOSED IN C

I HUNGARIAN

II SUPERLOCRIAN bb6 bb7

III HARMONIC MINOR b5

IV SUPERLOCRIAN #6

V JAZZ MINOR #5

VI DORIAN b9 #11

VII LYDIAN AUGMENTED #3

HUNGARIAN

Alternative names: Hungarian Major, Lydian Dominant sharp 2, Mixolydian sharp 9 sharp 11, Lydian #2 b7,
Mixolydian #2 #4

It starts from the first grade of hungarian scale

Structure: 3121212

chords over first notes:


Triad: Seventh chord: Complete chord:
major dominant

Chord simbols: C, C7, C7(#9 #11)

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Enharmonic chord simbols: Cm7, CØ, C7(b5)

SUPERLOCRIAN bb6
bb7

It starts from the second grade of hungarian scale

Structure: 1212123

chords over first notes:


Triad: Seventh chord:
diminished diminished

Chord simbols: Cdim, C°

HARMONIC MINOR b5

Alternative names: Harmonic Minor flat 5

It starts from the third grade of hungarian scale

Structure: 2121231

chords over first notes:


Triad: Seventh chord: Complete chord:
diminished minor with major seventh and diminished fifth

Chord simbols: Cm^(b5)

Enharmonic chord simbols: Cm^(#5)

SUPERLOCRIAN #6

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Alternative names: Superlocrian sharp 6

It starts from the fourth grade of hungarian scale

Structure: 1212312

chords over first notes:


Triad: Seventh chord:
diminished half diminished

Enharmonic interpretation:

chords over first notes:


Seventh chord:
dominant with diminished fifth

Enharmonic chord simbols: C7(b5), C13(b5 b9 #9)

JAZZ MINOR #5

Alternative names: Melodic Minor sharp 5

It starts from the fifth grade of hungarian scale

Structure: 2123121

chords over first notes:


Seventh chord: Complete chord:
minor with major seventh and augmented fifth

Chord simbols: Cm^(#5)

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DORIAN b9 #11

Alternative names: Dorian flat 9 sharp 11

It starts from the sixth grade of hungarian scale

Structure: 1231212

chords over first notes:


Triad: Seventh chord: Complete chord:
minor minor seventh

Chord simbols: Cm, Cm7, Cm7(b9 #11)

Enharmonic chord simbols: Cm7(b5)

LYDIAN AUGMENTED
#3

Alternative names: Lydian Augmented sharp 3, Lydian #3 #5

It starts from the seventh grade of hungarian scale

Structure: 2312121

COMPARATIVE TABLE

between Octatonic scale and some Hungarian scale modes (I, II, IV and VI)

OCTATONIC C Db D# E F# G A Bb C
HUNGARIAN C D# E F# G A Bb C
SUPERLOCRIAN bb6 bb7 C Db D# E F# G A C
SUPERLOCRIAN #6 C Db D# E Gb A Bb C
DORIAN b9 #11 C Db Eb F# G A Bb C

between Diminished scale and the rest of modes from Hungarian scale (III, V and VII)

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DIMINISHED C D Eb F Gb G# A B C
HARMONIC MINOR b5 C D Eb F Gb Ab B C
MELODIC MINOR #5 C D Eb F G# A B C
LYDIAN AUGMENTED #3 C D E# F# G# A B C

See also Diminished (and Octatonic) scale

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