Whole Tone Scale Patterns – Lesson 100

About Whole Tone Scale Patterns – Lesson 100

Level: Advanced

Whole Tone Scale Patterns – Lesson 100

In this lesson we show you the two most common whole-tone scale patterns: 3 notes per string and single position.

The Whole Tone scale most commonly plays over the V chord.

The first backing track is ii-V-I in C Major. (Dm7 – G7b13 – CMaj7)

The second backing track is ii-V-i in C minor. (Dm7b5 – G7b13 – Cm)

Syn’s Tips

Some really cool stuff in this lesson!

I would definitely apply your 3 Note Per String licks that you've been amassing along your journey here at the school. That should keep you busy for quite sometime.

Play along to the backing tracks to really get your ear familiar with the very unique application of this very unique scale. For "ii V i" minor or "ii V I" major progressions(letters are lower case for minor and uppercase for Major), apply the Whole Tone Scale to the "V" chord to Alter it's sound to bring in some Tension before resolving to the "i/I" chord.

Go to the "Lesson Comments" section below and post videos of issues you maybe having so we can hone in on the problem and fix it! I'd also love to see you guys playing around with this stuff as well as discussing your findings. Get involved and let's help each other!

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Tanner Chalfin
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Tanner Chalfin What are your guys opinions about guitar theory?
Brian Haner Sr.
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Brian Haner Sr. Depends on what you want to do with music. If you want to strum through a few songs and have fun - you need very little of it. If you want to to play well and solo, etc., you will need A LOT of it.
Zachary Spalding
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Zachary Spalding Unless I am missing it, there is no backing tracks for this lesson.
Brian Haner Sr.
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Brian Haner Sr. It's not showing up for some reason. Let me look into it.
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