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Iwato scale

Iwato scale on C.[1] About this sound Play   Piggott gives C-D-E-G-A.[2] (Iwato scale on D)

The iwato scale is a musical scale that is similar to the Locrian mode (spelled 1 b2 b3 4 b5 b6 b7), seventh mode of the major scale, different in that it has no 3rd or 6th notes, thus making it pentatonic. Its spelling is therefore 1 b2 4 b5 b7. It is used in traditional Japanese music for the koto. It is a mode of the Hirajōshi scale.

References

  1. ^ (). Alien Guitar Lessons for the Intermediate & Advanced Guitarist, p.118. ISBN 978-1-4357-4947-4. Lulu.com
  2. ^ Sir Francis Taylor Piggott (1893). The Music and Musical Instruments of Japan, p.96. Kelly & Walsh.

External links

  • The Iwato Scale mapped out for guitar

Further reading

  • Hewitt, Michael. 2013. Musical Scales of the World. The Note Tree. ISBN 978-0957547001.


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