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Offline jonesl78

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whole tone scale
« on: May 04, 2009, 08:45:25 AM »
After all these years I just realized this weekend that their are only two differnt whole tone scales. Six tones share one scale and the other six tones share the other scale. I've used this scale for years and never actually put two and two together.

Gb Ab Bb C D E       and       Db Eb F G A B

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Re: whole tone scale
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2009, 09:11:35 AM »
Better late than never. :D
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Re: whole tone scale
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2009, 09:18:36 AM »
Please explain this so I can understand it?  :)

Thanks in advance.
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Re: whole tone scale
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2009, 09:32:35 AM »
Please explain this so I can understand it?  :)

Thanks in advance.

The whole tone scale is a scale composed entirely of notes that are 1 whole step apart.  There are only 2 of them:

C, D, E/Fb, F#/Gb, G#/Ab, A#/Bb (then it repeats)

C#/Db, D#/Eb, E#/F, G, A, B/Cb (then it repeats)

You hear this scale in movies or plays where someone is having a dream or walking up an endless flight of stairs or something of that nature.
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