I want to correctly describe the intervals, counting up from the root note to each of the scale degrees in the diminished ( whole - half ) scale. This is what I have so far, I'm not so sure if its right.
C DIMINISHED [ WHOLE - HALF ] :
R W H W H W H W H
R M2 m3 P4 d5 m6 d7 M7 P8
1 2 b3 4 b5 b6 6 7 8
C D Eb F Gb Ab A B C
I used flats because the scale degrees have been flattened in the scale formula.
There are 8 notes in the scale before the octave so I cant describe the intervals just as intervals numbered 1-7 as usual.
There must be one double number. Also there is a double lettered note name ( 'Ab' AND 'A' ) which is unusual.
I went for 'diminished 7th' AND 'Major 7th'.
Is that right?
Or should I have used 'minor 6th' AND 'Major 6th', onward to 'Major 7th' and 'Perfect Octave'?
I have a feeling that might be the right way because there is a 'b6' AND a '6' in the scale formula ( unusual because there are two 6th degrees of the scale ).
Edited by lettuce, 22 May 2018 - 18:30.