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Hungarian "gypsy" scale on C[1]

The Hungarian Gypsy Scale is a name given by different authorities to two different scale forms. The more commonly used of these scales is the fourth mode of the Double harmonic scale (also known as the Byzantine scale), it can be found by sharpening the 4th degree of the harmonic minor scale to introduce an additional gap, or augmented second. This is a symmetrical scale and used in both Carnitic and Hindustani music. The alternative version is the asymmetric scale, the Aeolian #4 scale[2].[3].

Scale in Corresponding keys

  • A:

A B C D# E F G# or A B C D# E F G

  • C:

C D Eb F# G Ab B or C D Eb F# G Ab Bb

  • E:

E F# G A# B C D# or E F# G A# B C D

The structure of this scale is : w - h - + (augmented) - h - h - + in semitones: (2 1 3 1 1 3 1) or w - h - + (augmented) - h - h - w in semitones: (2 1 3 1 1 2 2)


  1. ^ Cooper, Paul (1973). Perspectives in Music Theory: An Historical-Analytical Approach, p.18. ISBN 0-396-06752-2.
  2. ^ The Guitar Grimoire (Vol 1), Adam Kadmon, Carl Fischer
  3. ^ Monster Scales and Modes, Dave Celentano, Centrestream

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