Chord Scales Harmonization

How to build chord from scales (every scale)

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  • C#
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  • A#
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Chord scales are chords built starting from a scale. The procedure for building chord scales is simple: we take a scale and on each degree of that scale we stack notes in 3rds.

In other words, from each degree, we stack the notes upwards while always skipping one (1-3-5, 2-4-6, 3-5-7, and so forth).

If we stack 3 notes, we build triads chords; if we stack 4 notes, we build quadriads or seventh chords.

This process is called scale harmonization; since we use only notes in the scales, the generated chords will belong to different kinds (depending on the distances among the stacked thirds). We can get major, minor, augmented, diminished triads, and several kinds of seventh chords.

The most common way to teach this concept is to show how to harmonize the major scale, and then create chord progressions using the chords in the scale:

C Major scale Harmonization with Triads

C majD minE minF majG majA minB dim
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
D (2)
B (7)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
D (2)
B (7)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
D (2)
B (7)

C Major scale Harmonization with Quadriads

C maj7D m7E m7F maj7G 7A m7B m7/b5
B (7)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
D (2)
D (2)
B (7)
G (5)
E (3)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
F (4)
D (2)
B (7)
G (5)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
A (6)
F (4)
D (2)
B (7)

Of course, we can try to harmonize other scale types, like the Harmonic minor scale, or the Dorian. Some chord scales will sound good, others a bit odd, but it's a great way to experiment and to stimulate your musician's creativity.

C Minor scale triad chords

C minD dimEb majF minG minAb majBb maj
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)

C Minor scale triad seventh chords

C m7D m7/b5Eb maj7F m7G m7Ab maj7Bb 7
Bb (b7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
D (2)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
F (4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)

On these pages, you find the chords generated from plenty of scale kinds in all the keys (just follow the links with root names at the top of the page). Have fun with them!

C Scale Chords Table


C Harmonic Minor scale

Triads

C minD dimEb augF minG majAb majB dim
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
D (2)
B (7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
D (2)
B (7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
D (2)
B (7)

Quadriads

C m(maj7)D m7/b5Eb aug(maj7)F m7G 7Ab maj7B dim7
B (7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
D (2)
D (2)
B (7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
F (4)
D (2)
B (7)
G (5)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
D (2)
B (7)

C Melodic Minor scale

Triads

C minD minEb augF majG majA dimB dim
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
D (2)
B (7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
D (2)
B (7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
D (2)
B (7)

Quadriads

C m(maj7)D m7Eb aug(maj7)F 7G 7A m7/b5B m7/b5
B (7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
D (2)
D (2)
B (7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
F (4)
D (2)
B (7)
G (5)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
A (6)
A (6)
F (4)
D (2)
B (7)

C Mixolydian scale

Triads

C majD minE dimF majG minA minBb maj
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)

Quadriads

C 7D m7E m7/b5F maj7G m7A m7Bb maj7
Bb (b7)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
D (2)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
E (3)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
F (4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
A (6)
F (4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)

C Lydian scale

Triads

C majD majE minF# dimG majA minB min
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F# (#4)
D (2)
B (7)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F# (#4)
D (2)
B (7)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F# (#4)
D (2)
B (7)

Quadriads

C maj7D 7E m7F# m7/b5G maj7A m7B m7
B (7)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
C (1)
A (6)
F# (#4)
D (2)
D (2)
B (7)
G (5)
E (3)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F# (#4)
F# (#4)
D (2)
B (7)
G (5)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
A (6)
F# (#4)
D (2)
B (7)

C Dorian scale

Triads

C minD minEb majF majG minA dimBb maj
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)

Quadriads

C m7D m7Eb maj7F 7G m7A m7/b5Bb maj7
Bb (b7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
D (2)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
F (4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
A (6)
A (6)
F (4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)

C Phrygian scale

Triads

C minDb majEb majF minG dimAb majBb min
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)

Quadriads

C m7Db maj7Eb 7F m7G m7/b5Ab maj7Bb m7
Bb (b7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)

C Locrian scale

Triads

C dimDb majEb minF minGb majAb majBb min
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)

Quadriads

C m7/b5Db maj7Eb m7F m7Gb maj7Ab 7Bb m7
Bb (b7)
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)
Gb (b5)
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)

C Aeolian b5 scale

Triads

C dimD dimEb minF minGb augAb majBb maj
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)

Quadriads

C m7/b5D m7/b5Eb m(maj7)F m7Gb aug(maj7)Ab 7Bb 7
Bb (b7)
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
D (2)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
F (4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
Gb (b5)
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)

C Ionian #5 scale

Triads

C augD minE majF majG# dimA minB dim
G# (#5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
D (2)
B (7)
G# (#5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
D (2)
B (7)
G# (#5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
D (2)
B (7)

Quadriads

C aug(maj7)D m7E 7F maj7G# dim7A m(maj7)B m7/b5
B (7)
G# (#5)
E (3)
C (1)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
D (2)
D (2)
B (7)
G# (#5)
E (3)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
F (4)
D (2)
B (7)
G# (#5)
G# (#5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
A (6)
F (4)
D (2)
B (7)

C Lydian Dominant scale

Triads

C majD majE dimF# dimG minA minBb aug
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F# (#4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F# (#4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F# (#4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)

Quadriads

C 7D 7E m7/b5F# m7/b5G m(maj7)A m7Bb aug(maj7)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
C (1)
A (6)
F# (#4)
D (2)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
E (3)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F# (#4)
F# (#4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
A (6)
F# (#4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)

C Lydian Augmented scale

Triads

C augD majE majF# dimG# dimA minB min
G# (#5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F# (#4)
D (2)
B (7)
G# (#5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F# (#4)
D (2)
B (7)
G# (#5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F# (#4)
D (2)
B (7)

Quadriads

C aug(maj7)D 7E 7F# m7/b5G# m7/b5A m(maj7)B m7
B (7)
G# (#5)
E (3)
C (1)
C (1)
A (6)
F# (#4)
D (2)
D (2)
B (7)
G# (#5)
E (3)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F# (#4)
F# (#4)
D (2)
B (7)
G# (#5)
G# (#5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
A (6)
F# (#4)
D (2)
B (7)

C Lydian #2 scale

Triads

C majD# dimE minF# dimG augA minB maj
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F# (#4)
D# (#2)
B (7)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F# (#4)
D# (#2)
B (7)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F# (#4)
D# (#2)
B (7)

Quadriads

C maj7D# dim7E m(maj7)F# m7/b5G aug(maj7)A m7B 7
B (7)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
C (1)
A (6)
F# (#4)
D# (#2)
D# (#2)
B (7)
G (5)
E (3)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F# (#4)
F# (#4)
D# (#2)
B (7)
G (5)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
A (6)
F# (#4)
D# (#2)
B (7)

C Mixolydian b6 scale

Triads

C majD dimE dimF minG minAb augBb maj
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)

Quadriads

C 7D m7/b5E m7/b5F m(maj7)G m7Ab aug(maj7)Bb 7
Bb (b7)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
D (2)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
E (3)
E (3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
F (4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)

C Dorian #4 scale

Triads

C minD majEb majF# dimG minA dimBb aug
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
A (6)
F# (#4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
A (6)
F# (#4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
A (6)
F# (#4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)

Quadriads

C m7D 7Eb maj7F# dim7G m(maj7)A m7/b5Bb aug(maj7)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
C (1)
A (6)
F# (#4)
D (2)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
A (6)
F# (#4)
F# (#4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
A (6)
A (6)
F# (#4)
D (2)
Bb (b7)

C Dorian b2 scale

Triads

C minDb augEb majF majG dimA dimBb min
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)

Quadriads

C m7Db aug(maj7)Eb 7F 7G m7/b5A m7/b5Bb m(maj7)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
G (5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
A (6)
A (6)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)

C Phrygian Dominant scale

Triads

C majDb majE dimF minG dimAb augBb min
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)

Quadriads

C 7Db maj7E dim7F m(maj7)G m7/b5Ab aug(maj7)Bb m7
Bb (b7)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
E (3)
E (3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)
G (5)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
Ab (b6)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)

C Super Locrian scale

Triads

C dimDb minEb minFb augGb majAb majBb dim
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
Fb (b4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
Fb (b4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
Fb (b4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)

Quadriads

C m7/b5Db m(maj7)Eb m7Fb aug(maj7)Gb 7Ab 7Bb m7/b5
Bb (b7)
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
Fb (b4)
Db (b2)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
Fb (b4)
Fb (b4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)
Gb (b5)
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
Ab (b6)
Fb (b4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)

C Super Locrian bb7 scale

Triads

C dimDb minEb dimFb augGb minAb majBbb maj
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
Fb (b4)
Db (b2)
Bbb (bb7)
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
Fb (b4)
Db (b2)
Bbb (bb7)
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
Fb (b4)
Db (b2)
Bbb (bb7)

Quadriads

C dim7Db m(maj7)Eb m7/b5Fb aug(maj7)Gb m7Ab 7Bbb maj7
Bbb (bb7)
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
Fb (b4)
Db (b2)
Db (b2)
Bbb (bb7)
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
Fb (b4)
Fb (b4)
Db (b2)
Bbb (bb7)
Gb (b5)
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
Ab (b6)
Ab (b6)
Fb (b4)
Db (b2)
Bbb (bb7)

C Locrian #6 scale

Triads

C dimDb augEb minF majGb majA dimBb min
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)

Quadriads

C m7/b5Db aug(maj7)Eb m7F 7Gb maj7A dim7Bb m(maj7)
Bb (b7)
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)
Gb (b5)
Gb (b5)
Eb (b3)
C (1)
A (6)
A (6)
F (4)
Db (b2)
Bb (b7)

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