Atlas of Scales and Modes

Modes are grouped with respect to octave size (the number of notes contained in an octave) and scale size (the number of notes the scale contains). Each combination generates one of the 19 maps pictured below.

Click on a thumbnail to show the associated map.
5
3
Map of 3-note modes with 5 notes per octave.
7
35
Map of 3-note modes with 7 notes per octave.Map of 5-note modes with 7 notes per octave.
8
35
Map of 3-note modes with 8 notes per octave.Map of 5-note modes with 8 notes per octave.
9
57
Map of 5-note modes with 9 notes per octave.Map of 7-note modes with 9 notes per octave.
10
37
Map of 3-note modes with 10 notes per octave.Map of 7-note modes with 10 notes per octave.
11
357
Map of 3-note modes with 11 notes per octave.Map of 5-note modes with 11 notes per octave.Map of 7-note modes with 11 notes per octave.
12
57
Map of 5-note modes with 12 notes per octave.Map of 7-note modes with 12 notes per octave.
13
35711
Map of 3-note modes with 13 notes per octave.Map of 5-note modes with 13 notes per octave.Map of 7-note modes with 13 notes per octave.Map of 11-note modes with 13 notes per octave.
14
3511
Map of 3-note modes with 14 notes per octave.Map of 5-note modes with 14 notes per octave.Map of 11-note modes with 14 notes per octave.
15
71113
Map of 7-note modes with 15 notes per octave.Map of 11-note modes with 15 notes per octave.Map of 13-note modes with 15 notes per octave.
16
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Map of 3-note modes with 16 notes per octave.Map of 5-note modes with 16 notes per octave.Map of 7-note modes with 16 notes per octave.Map of 11-note modes with 16 notes per octave.Map of 13-note modes with 16 notes per octave.
17
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Map of 3-note modes with 17 notes per octave.Map of 5-note modes with 17 notes per octave.Map of 7-note modes with 17 notes per octave.Map of 11-note modes with 17 notes per octave.Map of 13-note modes with 17 notes per octave.
18
571113
Map of 5-note modes with 18 notes per octave.Map of 7-note modes with 18 notes per octave.Map of 11-note modes with 18 notes per octave.Map of 13-note modes with 18 notes per octave.
19
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Map of 3-note modes with 19 notes per octave.Map of 5-note modes with 19 notes per octave.Map of 7-note modes with 19 notes per octave.Map of 11-note modes with 19 notes per octave.Map of 13-note modes with 19 notes per octave.Map of 17-note modes with 19 notes per octave.
20
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Map of 3-note modes with 20 notes per octave.Map of 7-note modes with 20 notes per octave.Map of 11-note modes with 20 notes per octave.Map of 13-note modes with 20 notes per octave.Map of 17-note modes with 20 notes per octave.
21
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Map of 5-note modes with 21 notes per octave.Map of 11-note modes with 21 notes per octave.Map of 13-note modes with 21 notes per octave.Map of 17-note modes with 21 notes per octave.Map of 19-note modes with 21 notes per octave.
22
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Map of 3-note modes with 22 notes per octave.Map of 5-note modes with 22 notes per octave.Map of 7-note modes with 22 notes per octave.Map of 13-note modes with 22 notes per octave.Map of 17-note modes with 22 notes per octave.Map of 19-note modes with 22 notes per octave.
23
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Map of 3-note modes with 23 notes per octave.Map of 5-note modes with 23 notes per octave.Map of 7-note modes with 23 notes per octave.Map of 11-note modes with 23 notes per octave.Map of 13-note modes with 23 notes per octave.Map of 17-note modes with 23 notes per octave.Map of 19-note modes with 23 notes per octave.
24
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Map of 5-note modes with 24 notes per octave.Map of 7-note modes with 24 notes per octave.Map of 11-note modes with 24 notes per octave.Map of 13-note modes with 24 notes per octave.Map of 17-note modes with 24 notes per octave.Map of 19-note modes with 24 notes per octave.