Notes: C, D, Eb, F#, G, Ab, and B - Key: C - Origin: Romanian - Category: Octatonic Scales
The C Gypsy I uses eight notes per octave. Because of this same reason it is a member of the so called Octatonic -scales that have Eight-note (or Eight-tone). On the piano keyboard, it is made up of three black keys: Eb, F#, and Ab and four white keys: C, D, G, and B. This combination makes this scale - as well as the C Bacovia, C Gypsy Hexatonic, and C Gypsy II - as great choices for composing or improvising Romanian music.
If we take a look a the key signature of the C Gypsy I Scale we can find it has two flats and one sharps. Therefore, on sheet music you will find three accidentals on the score. The notes of this scale are: C, D, Eb, F#, G, Ab, and B.