Overview of the Whole Tone Scale – Lesson 99

About Overview of the Whole Tone Scale – Lesson 99

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Overview of the Whole Tone Scale – Lesson 99

In this lesson we go over the Whole-Tone scale – its construction and uses.

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This is a great scale that I use a lot for effect as it's a very novelty scale to my ears when used heavily. What I really love about this scale are the chords you can build off of it. Here are a few Extended Chords from the C Whole Tone Scale-

C 7#5, C 7b5, C 9#5, C 9b5, C b13b5

So obviously these are a pretty rare breed of chords, but if you aspire to Compose for the Orchestra and/Film, play Jazz and even Blues, you will come across these chords and the Whole Tone Scale sounds great over them.

Hopefully you guys can come up with some unique applications for this scale and if you do, please share videos of yourselves in the "Lesson Comments" section below so we can check em out! If you have questions or comments, post em there as well!

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Andrew Chung
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Andrew Chung Hi guys! Just wanted to point out an error in the notation in bar 61. A's should be A-flats for the tritone 🙂
Dylan Tower
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Dylan Tower Hey syn I noticed that you slipped that in all over the stage. Especially exist In the part right before it goes to the acoustics
Dylan Tower
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Dylan Tower Sorry at 2:10 here https://youtu.be/ntgOlFbGWLY