Scales that sound good with C, F, G, Em, Am 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
  • C
  • F
  • G
  • Em
  • Am
or
Enter chord symbols separated by commas

Chord Scale Compatibility Chart:

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