Smith’s
World Book of Scales

 Over One Thousand Scales and Modes From Around the World


This book is the result of years of collecting and researching scales from around the globe. More than 1000 scales and modes are represented and arranged in dictionary form. The scales range from contemporary to ancient and are of the twelve-tone tuning system.

 

World Book of Scales

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There are over 1000 scales and modes presented in

Smith's World Book of Scales; this is an excellent resource for composers, performers, teachers, and students alike.




Smith's Complete Book of Scales

Every Scale in Lexicographic Order

4096 Combinations

That's 24,577 modes

All in one ebook

 

A bonus appendix of over a thousand scale formula from around the world is included for free

 

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Complete Book of Scales

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The only book with

every possible scale combination of the 12-tone system

 

This book is a must have for any serious musicians library.



type / cardinality / combinations / modes


Nulltonic   

0

1

1

Unitonic   

1

12

12

Bitonic

2

66

132

Tritonic

3

220

660

Tetratonic

4

495

1980

Pentatonic

5

792

3960

Hexatonic

6

924

5544

Septatonic

7

792

5544

Octatonic

8

495

3960

Nonatonic

9

220

1980

Decatonic

10

66

660

Undecatonic

11

12

132

Dodecatonic

12

1

12

 

Counting with notes is an easy, precise, and methodical way to generate every scale. Combinations of the Twelve-Tone set give a total of 4096 different groups of r objects that could be formed from a total of n objects.

 

We can use a simple three step algorithm to accomplish this. This simple algorithm permits a system of counting through all 4096 scales (24,577 modes) that musicians can easily learn, master, and employ.

 

By playing the scales one after another, the counting algorithm becomes readily apparent.

 

In this book the musical alphabet is ordered chromatically from C to B by convention. Scales are in lexicographic order.


 

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