Chords
Name
Symbol
Alt. Symbol (in order of goodness)
Notes
Note numbers
Scales (in order of fit).
C major (triad)
C
Cmaj, CM (not good) C E G
1 3 5
Ion, Mix, Lyd, MajPent, MajBlu, DoHar, HarmMaj, RagPD, DomPent
C 6
C6

C E G A
1 3 5 6
Ion, MajPent, MajBlu, Lyd, Mix
C major 7
C∆
Cmaj7, CM7 (not good) C E G B 1 3 5 7 Ion, Lyd, DoHar, RagPD, MajPent
C major 9
C∆9
Cmaj9
C E G B D
1 3 5 7 9 Ion, Lyd, MajPent
C 7 (or dominant 7th) C7
CM7 (not good) C E G Bb
1 3 5 b7
Mix, LyDom, PhrDom, DomPent, RagCha, ComDim, MajPent, MajBlu, Blues
C 9
C9

C E G Bb D
1 3 5 b7 9 Mix, LyDom, RagCha, DomPent, MajPent, MajBlu, Blues
C 7 sharp 9
C7#9
C7+9, C7alt.
C E G Bb D# 1 3 5 b7 #9 ComDim, Blues
C 7 flat 9
C7b9
C7alt.
C E G Bb Db 1 3 5 b7 b9 ComDim, PhrDom 
C 7 flat 5
C7b5

C E Gb Bb 1 3 b5 b7 Whole, LyDom, SupLoc, Blues
C 7 sharp 11 C7#11 Bb+/C
C E G Bb D F#
1 3 5 b7 9 #11
LyDom
C 13
C 13
C9 add 13
C E G Bb D A 1 3 5 7 9 13
Mix, LyDom, DomPent, MajBlu, Blues
C minor (triad) Cm C-, Cmin C Eb G
1 b3 5 Dor, Aeo, Phr, HarmMin, MelMin, DoHarMin, MinPent, Ukdom, Blues, Pelog
C minor 7
Cm7
Cmin7, C-7
C Eb G Bb 1 b3 5 b7
Dor, Aeo, Phr, MinPent, UkDom, Blues
C minor major 7
Cm∆
Cm maj7, C- maj7
C Eb G B 1 b3 5 7
HarmMin, MelMin, DoHarMin
C minor 6
Cm6
C-6
C Eb G A 1 b3 5 6
Dor, MelMin
C minor 9 Cm9
C-9
C Eb G Bb D
1 b3 5 b7 9
Dor, Aeo, MinPent
C diminished (triad) C
Cdim
C Eb Gb
1 b3 b5
Loc, Dim, ComDim, SupLoc
C diminished 7C7
Cdim7
C Eb Gb A(Bbb)
1 b3 b5 6(bb7)
Dim
C half diminished
C
Cm7b5
C Eb Gb Bb
1 b3 b5 b7
Half diminished, Loc
C augmented (triad)C+
Caug
C E G#
1 3 #5
Whole, SupLoc
C augmented major 7
C+∆
Caug maj7
C E G# B 1 3 #5 7
Whole
C augmented 7
C+7
Caug7
C E G# Bb 1 3 #5 b7
SupLoc
C augmented 7 sharp 9
C+7#9
Caug7#9
C E G# Bb D# 1 3 #5 b7 #9
SupLoc
C suspended 4
Csus4
Csus
C F G
1 4 5
Ion, Mix (avoid 3)
C 7 suspended 4 C7sus4
C7sus
C F G Bb
1 4 5 b7
Mix (avoid 3)
C 11
C11
Bb/C
C Bb D F
1 b7 9 11
Mix (avoid 3)
C 6 suspended 2 sharp 11
D/C
C6sus2#11, Dmaj/C
C D F# A
1 2 #4 6
Lyd, LyDom, UkDom






Chart written by Mal Webb 2014 http://malwebb.com
Scales
Name
Abbrev.
Alt. names
Notes in C
Note numbers
Intervals
Chords (in order of fit).
Ionian
Ion Major
C D E F G A B
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
2212221
C, C6, C∆, C∆9, Csus4
Dorian
Dor

C D Eb F G A Bb 1 2 b3 4 5 6 b7
2122212
Cm7, Cm9, Cm, Cm6
Phrygian
Phr

C Db Eb F G Ab Bb 1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7
1222122
Cm, Cm7
Lydian
Lyd

C D E F# G A B 1 2 3 #4 5 6 7
2221221
C, C6, C∆, C∆9
Mixolydian
Mix
Dominant 7th
C D E F G A Bb 1 2 3 4 5 6 b7
2212212
C, C6, C7, C9, C11, C13, Csus7
Aeolian Aeo
Natural minor
C D Eb F G Ab Bb 1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7 2122122
Cm, Cm7, Cm9
Locrian
Loc

C Db Eb F G Ab Bb 1 b2 b3 4 b5 b6 b7 1221222
C, C
Harmonic Minor (HM1)
HarmMin

C D Eb F G Ab B1 2 b3 4 5 b6 7 2122131
Cm, Cm∆
Ukranian Dominant (HM4)
UkDom
Misheberak
C D Eb #F G A Bb
1 2 b3 #4 5 6 b7
2131212
Cm, Cm7
Phrygian Dominant (HM5)
PhrDom
Freygish, Hijaz, Spanish, Gypsy
C Db E F G Ab Bb
1 b2 3 4 5 b6 b7 1312122
C7, C7b9
Melodic Minor (MM1)
MelMin
Melodic Minor ascending, Jazz minor
C D Eb F G A B 1 2 b3 4 5 6 7 2122221
Cm, Cm6, Cm∆,
Lydian Dominant (MM4)
LyDom
Harmonics Scale, "The Simpsons"
C D E F# G A Bb
1 2 3 #4 5 6 b7
2221212
C7, C9, C7b5, C13
Raga Charukeshi (MM5)
RagCha

C D E F G Ab Bb
1 2 3 4 5 b6 b7
2212122
C7, C9
Super Locrian (MM7)
SupLoc
Diminished Whole tone, Altered
C Db Eb Fb Gb Ab Bb
1 b2 b3 b4 b5 b6 b7
1212222
C+, C+7
Double Harmonic (DH1)
DoHar
Raga Bhairav, "Misirlou" C Db E F G Ab B1 b2 3 4 5 b6 7 1312131
C, C∆
Double Harmonic Minor (DH4) DoHarMin
Hungarian Minor C D Eb F# G Ab B
1 2 b3 #4 5 b6 7
2131131
Cm, Cm∆
Harmonic Major
HarmMaj

C D E F G Ab B
1 2 3 4 5 b6 7 2212131
C, C∆,
Raga Puriya Daneshri
RagPD
"Pash Crush", Purvi Thaat
C Db E F# G Ab B
1 b2 3 #4 5 b6 7 1321131
C, C∆
Whole tone
Whole

C D E F# Ab Bb
1 2 3 #4 b6 b7 222222
C+, C+7, C7b5, C9(no 5)
Diminished
Dim
Whole step/half Step
C D Eb F Gb Ab A B 1 2 b3 4 b5 b6 6 7
21212121
C
Combination Diminished
ComDim
Half step/whole step, Altered
C Db Eb E F# G A Bb 1 b2 b3 3 #4 5 6 b7
12121212
C7, C7#9, C7b9, C
Major Pentatonic
MajPent

C D E G A
1 2 3 5 6
22323
C, C6, C∆, C∆9, C7,
Dominant Pentatonic
DomPent
African Pentatonic
C D E G Bb
1 2 3 5 b7
22332
C, C7, C9, C13
Minor Pentatonic
MinPent

C Eb F G Bb
1 2 3 5 6
32232
Cm, Cm7, Cm9
Pelog Pentatonic
Pelog
Phrygian Pentatonic
C Db Eb G Ab
1 b2 b3 5 b6
12414
Cm
Blues Scale
Blues
Minor Blues
C Eb F F# G Bb
1 b3 4 5 b7
321132
Cm, Cm7, C7#9, C7, C9, C13, C7b5
Major Blues Scale
MajBlu

C D Eb E G A
12 b3 3 5 6
211323
C, C6, C7, C9, C13







Chart written by Mal Webb 2014 http://malwebb.com