Scales that sound good with A, C chord(s)

JGuitar's harmonizer allows you to easily identify chords and scales that will sound good when played together. Use the form below to input one or more chords, hit "Go", and the harmonizer will tell you what scales will sound good when played with the selected chords. The harmonizer also comes in a scale to chord flavor, which allows you to select scales and have the harmonizer tell you what chords will sound good when played with them.

Enter chord symbols by selecting root note and chord type
  • A
  • C
or
Enter chord symbols separated by commas

Chord Scale Compatibility Chart:

A Major C Major
C# Diminished Whole Half yes
E Diminished Whole Half yes
G Diminished Whole Half yes
A# Diminished Whole Half yes
C Diminished Half Whole yes
D# Diminished Half Whole yes
F# Diminished Half Whole yes
A Diminished Half Whole yes
F Bebop Major yes
A Bebop Minor yes
D Bebop Dominant yes
E Bebop Melodic Minor yes
F Harmonic Major yes
G# Double Harmonic Major yes
C# Hungarian Gypsy yes
A Hungarian Major yes
D# Oriental yes
E Symmetrical yes
D Ionian yes no
E Ionian yes no
A Ionian yes no
E Dorian yes no
F# Dorian yes no
B Dorian yes no
C# Phrygian yes no
F# Phrygian yes no
G# Phrygian yes no
D Lydian yes no
G Lydian yes no
A Lydian yes no
E Mixolydian yes no
A Mixolydian yes no
B Mixolydian yes no
C# Aeolian yes no
F# Aeolian yes no
B Aeolian yes no
C# Locrian yes no
D# Locrian yes no
G# Locrian yes no
D Melodic Minor yes no
E Melodic Minor yes no
E Phrygian #6 yes no
F# Phrygian #6 yes no
F Lydian Augmented yes no
G Lydian Augmented yes no
G Lydian Dominant yes no
A Lydian Dominant yes no
A Fifth Mode yes no
B Fifth Mode yes no
C# Locrian #2 yes no
B Locrian #2 yes no
C# Altered yes no
D# Altered yes no
A Major Pentatonic yes no
F# Minor Pentatonic yes no
B Suspended Pentatonic yes no
A Dominant Pentatonic yes no
F# Blues yes no
D Bebop Major yes no
E Bebop Major yes no
A Bebop Major yes no
E Bebop Minor yes no
F# Bebop Minor yes no
B Bebop Minor yes no
E Bebop Dominant yes no
A Bebop Dominant yes no
B Bebop Dominant yes no
C# Bebop Melodic Minor yes no
D Bebop Melodic Minor yes no
D Harmonic Major yes no
A Harmonic Major yes no
C# Harmonic Minor yes no
D Harmonic Minor yes no
F Double Harmonic Major yes no
A Double Harmonic Major yes no
D Hungarian Gypsy yes no
A# Hungarian Gypsy yes no
F# Hungarian Major yes no
G# Phrygian Dominant yes no
A Phrygian Dominant yes no
C# Neapolitan Minor yes no
G# Neapolitan Minor yes no
E Neapolitan Major yes no
D# Enigmatic yes no
F Enigmatic yes no
C# Eight-tone Spanish yes no
D# Eight-tone Spanish yes no
G# Eight-tone Spanish yes no
C# Balinese Pelog yes no
C Oriental yes no
E Oriental yes no
D# Iwato yes no
E Yo yes no
G Prometheus yes no
C# Symmetrical yes no
G# Symmetrical yes no
B Major Locrian yes no
C# Augmented yes no
F Augmented yes no
A Augmented yes no
A Lydian Minor yes no
C Ionian no yes
F Ionian no yes
G Ionian no yes
D Dorian no yes
G Dorian no yes
A Dorian no yes
E Phrygian no yes
A Phrygian no yes
B Phrygian no yes
C Lydian no yes
F Lydian no yes
A# Lydian no yes
C Mixolydian no yes
D Mixolydian no yes
G Mixolydian no yes
D Aeolian no yes
E Aeolian no yes
A Aeolian no yes
E Locrian no yes
F# Locrian no yes
B Locrian no yes
F Melodic Minor no yes
G Melodic Minor no yes
G Phrygian #6 no yes
A Phrygian #6 no yes
G# Lydian Augmented no yes
A# Lydian Augmented no yes
C Lydian Dominant no yes
A# Lydian Dominant no yes
C Fifth Mode no yes
D Fifth Mode no yes
D Locrian #2 no yes
E Locrian #2 no yes
E Altered no yes
F# Altered no yes
C Major Pentatonic no yes
A Minor Pentatonic no yes
D Suspended Pentatonic no yes
C Dominant Pentatonic no yes
A Blues no yes
C Bebop Major no yes
G Bebop Major no yes
G# Bebop Major no yes
C Bebop Minor no yes
D Bebop Minor no yes
G Bebop Minor no yes
C Bebop Dominant no yes
F Bebop Dominant no yes
G Bebop Dominant no yes
F Bebop Melodic Minor no yes
G Bebop Melodic Minor no yes
C Harmonic Major no yes
G# Harmonic Major no yes
E Harmonic Minor no yes
F Harmonic Minor no yes
C Double Harmonic Major no yes
B Double Harmonic Major no yes
E Hungarian Gypsy no yes
F Hungarian Gypsy no yes
C Hungarian Major no yes
C Phrygian Dominant no yes
B Phrygian Dominant no yes
E Neapolitan Minor no yes
B Neapolitan Minor no yes
G Neapolitan Major no yes
F# Enigmatic no yes
G# Enigmatic no yes
E Eight-tone Spanish no yes
F# Eight-tone Spanish no yes
B Eight-tone Spanish no yes
E Balinese Pelog no yes
F# Oriental no yes
G Oriental no yes
F# Iwato no yes
G Yo no yes
A# Prometheus no yes
G Symmetrical no yes
B Symmetrical no yes
D Major Locrian no yes
C Augmented no yes
E Augmented no yes
G# Augmented no yes
C Lydian Minor no yes
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