Scale Tool Instructions

The jazz scale tool identifies related scales that can be used as substitutes and show instrument tabs. The tool has four sections. Input parameters are the root note and a scale

1. Select Root note

2. Select Scale selection

The scale could be a chord since the tool makes no differences between scales and chords (e.g. Cmaj7 chord is shown as a scale with I-III-V-VI, C-E-G-B). When selecting "all scales of root note (no TAB)" the tool shows all scales of the root note but no related scales and no instrument tabs. This selection gives you an overview the scales based on the selected root note. It can be seen as the scale definitions. 

3. View matching scales

Related Scales Based on these parameters the tool identifies related scales (possibly based on other root notes) that can be used alternatively. In the result section a table lists all related scales that match the selected scale. The scales are always shown from its root note up to its 7th column-wise. The scale is shown by the specific note (e.g. "G") and its function in the selected scale (e.g. "V"). 

Example: Root note C, Ionic Major scale. One of the matching scales is Aeolian with the root note "A". The IV of the Aeolian Scale is "D" and "D" is the II in the selected C Ionic scale.

matching Scales I bII II bIII III IV bV V bVI VI bVII VII
C Ionic C
I
  D
II
  E
III
F
IV
  G
V
  A
VI
  B
VII
A Aeolian A
VI
  B
VII
C
I
  D
II
  E
III
F
IV
  G
V
 

 

4. Instrument tabs

The Instrument Tabs show the scale notes in green.