Mystery scale

Hi, I have been hearing this scale very often lately and these are the notes, in the key of c: C, C#, D#, G, G#. I think it's a very nice scale, but I don't know the name of it. Does anyone know anything about it?

3 Answers


If you turn the sharps to flats then your scale resembles an Ab major scale missing the second and sixth scale degrees; Bb & F.

Your Scale (with sharps turned to flats)

--vextab options space=20 tabstave notation=true tablature=false key=C notes C-D@-E@-Gn-A@/5 options space=25 --vextab

Jan 17, 2015

            Your playing C Phrygian scale less the 4th & 7th notes.

            The scale is : C, Db, Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb, ( C ). ---  I , b2, b3, 4, 5, b6, b7, ( I ). 

            The Phrygian mode is the third mode of the major scale Ab Ionian. (  as grimmdude has pointed out ).

             The Phrygian mode can be played over a minor scale. Because of it's minor 2nd, it adds tension, so it

             must be resolved, normally to the root. 

             Hope this has helped.

Apr 19, 2015

What I see is known as a, 'Chromatic-ism'. If you played all of the 12 semi-tones in succession, ascending, or descending, that would be the 'Chromatic Scale'., albeit boring. Many Musicians use 'Chromatic's, to get to, or change Key. "If it sounds good, to you, use it . If it doesn't sound good, don't !

Oct 21, 2016

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