The Hindustan Scale (Linear)

The Hindustan Scale (Linear)

The Hindustan scale is a 6-note scale.
It’s actually a mixolydian scale minus the 6th note.
You can learn more about Mixolydian here The Modes

Leaving a note out of a 7-note scale, creates a new scale that has a more open feel.

The formula is: 1 2 3 4 5 b7

Here’s the Hindustan scale in the key of C.


You can solo with that scale over a C7 groove (or C Mixolydian chord progressions).

Check the sound of the scale out in following video

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