Introduction to the Whole Tone Scale
The Whole Tone Scale • 5m 25s
The Whole Tone Scale is certainly not a scale to rely on for more than a few notes at a time, and works best when blended in with other scales to create an altered sound. From blues to jazz and even metal, the Whole Tone Scale can be a bridge between diatonic notes to create an eerily hip sound.
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Whole Tone Scale Position and Examples
Including notes from the Whole Tone Scale is quite challenging from a mental perspective, only because you’re targeting notes that don’t sound “good” within the key you’re playing in. With that in mind, you’ll see how the right placement can change these off-sounding notes into a glorious wall of...
Whole Tone Scale Tension and Release
Watch the screen turn red each time I implement a Whole Tone Scale riff into an otherwise "normal" sounding blues improvisation. The takeaway here is that a little bit of the Whole Tone Scale goes a long way.