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When the word "sclale" is just used by itself, it generally refers to a scale in the given key that the song is in.  That means that there will be 7 distinct notes in this scale - although those notes can repeat again higher or lower.  Each time the notes repeat is called a new octave.

We will use a scale in the key of C to show how this chord is put together:

Scale in Key of C

Notes C D E F G A B C D E F G A B C    
Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15    

Note that the scale repeats at note number 8 - and the same notes C, D, E and so on repeat, just an octave higher.  Of course they also repeat an octave lower.

If the words "chromatic scale" are used, then that is something different.  A chromatic scale is composed of all of the possible musical notes including half steps normally between normal scale notes.  You can view what a chromatic scale looks like here.


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