A Ionian Ukulele Scale (mode)

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Standard Tuning (gCEA).
View this scale in: G-Tuning (DGBE)D-Tuning (ADF#B)Slack-key Tuning (gCEG)

The Ionian mode is the first mode of the major scale, and simply corresponds to the major scale. The Ionian mode is a major mode and does not really have anything that particularly stands out. It can be used on a major chord or a major 7. And on a grid of chords, for all chords of which are diatonic to the same major key, and starting with the first degree.

Don't know what a scale is? Read this first.

Diagram/Chart

Staff Line Notation

Scale details

  • Type : Major
  • Number of notes : 7
  • Formula : 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
  • Notes : A, B, D♭, D, E, G♭, A♭
  • Intervals : W,W,H,W,W,W,H
  • Degrees : A (I - tonic), B (II - supertonic), D♭ (III - mediant), D (IV - subdominant), E (V - dominant), G♭ (VI - submediant), A♭ (VII - leading tone)

Scale Positions

You'll find below the 5 different positions/shapes of the A Ionian Uke scale in Standard Tuning (gCEA), along with their ascending tab patterns.

Position #1

Position #2

Position #3

Position #4

Position #5

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