Algerian scale


Algerian scale

The Algerian Scale is a scale which is frequently found in a lot of Algerian, Arab, Berber, and North African music. The frequent use of 1.5 steps in the scale helps create a sound which is commonly associated with a lot of Middle Eastern music.

It is also defined as an eleven note scale containing two augmented seconds. This was used by Jacques Ibert in "Escales" (1924) [Robert Fink, Robert Ricci (1975). "The Language of Twentieth Century Music: A Dictionary of Terms", p.3. Schirmer Books. ISBN 0028706005, 9780028706009.] .

Scale formula

1 step + 0.5 step + 1.5 step + 0.5 step + 0.5 step + 1.5 step + 0.5 step.

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External links

* [http://jguitar.com/scale/F%23/Algerian Algerian Scale demonstrated for Guitar]


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