Iwato Scales

Iwato is the name of a Japanese Scale. It include five notes (which makes it to a pentatonic scale type), characterized by two small and two big intervals.

The Iwato scale is one of many Japanese scales, see also In Sen, Hirajoshi and Yo.

C

C Iwato scale diagram
Notes: C, Db, F, Gb, Bb, C

C# / Db

C# Iwato scale diagram
Notes: C#, D, F#, G, B, C#

D

D Iwato scale diagram
Notes: D, Eb, G, Ab, C, D

D# /Eb

D# Iwato scale diagram
Notes: D#, E, G#, A, C#, D#

E

E Iwato scale diagram
Notes: E, F, A, Bb, D, E

F

F Iwato scale diagram
Notes: F, Gb, Bb, B, Eb, F

F# / Gb

F# Iwato scale diagram
Notes: F#, G, B, C, E, F#

G

G Iwato scale diagram
Notes: G, Ab, C, Db, F, G

G# / Ab

G# Iwato scale diagram
Notes: G#, A, C#, D, F#, G#

A

A Iwato scale diagram
Notes: A, B, D, Eb, G, A

A# / Bb

A# Iwato scale diagram
Notes: A#, B, D#, E, G#, A#

B

B Iwato scale diagram
Notes: B, C, E, F, A, B

Iwato scales overview
C: C, Db, F, Gb, Bb, C
C#/Db: C#, D, F#, G, B, C#
D: D, Eb, G, Ab, C, D
D#/Eb: D#, E, G#, A, C#, D#
E: E, F, A, Bb, D, E
F: F, Gb, Bb, B, Eb, F
F#/Gb: F#, G, B, C, E, F#
G: G, Ab, C, Db, F, G
G#/Ab: G#, A, C#, D, F#, G#
A: A, B, D, Eb, G, A
A#/Bb: A#, B, D#, E, G#, A#
B: B, C, E, F, A, B

Intervals: 1, 2b, 4, 5b, 7b
Semi-notes: 1 - 4 - 1 - 4 - 2
Formula: Half, Quadra-step, Half, Quadra-step, Whole