B Mixolydian Ukulele Scale (mode) - Slack-key


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

The Mixolydian mode is the fifth mode of the major scale. This major scale differs from the other two (Ionian and Lydian) by its seventh minor (its characteristic note). It will therefore be used in a dominant seventh chord context, blues grids, and a Mixolydian grid. It can also be used on a major chord, in a dominant seventh context, or on a 7 suspended chord.

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Staff Line Notation

Scale details

  • Type : Major
  • Number of notes : 7
  • Formula : 1,2,3,4,5,6,b7
  • Notes : B, D♭, E♭, E, G♭, A♭, A
  • Intervals : W,W,H,W,W,H,W
  • Degrees : B (I - tonic), D♭ (II - supertonic), E♭ (III - mediant), E (IV - subdominant), G♭ (V - dominant), A♭ (VI - submediant), A (VII - leading tone)

Scale Positions

You'll find below the 5 different positions/shapes of the B Mixolydian Uke scale in Slack-key Tuning (gCEG), along with their ascending tab patterns.

Position #1

Position #2

Position #3

Position #4

Position #5


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