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Using the C major scale as the foundation for all scales. Now learn how to alter the C major scale to create the C Whole Tone Scale. The diagram below is for guitar but the note relationship or distances from note to note is same for all instruments.

Memorize and play the C Whole Tone Scale. Just sharp the F, G, and A or #4, #5 and #6.

ALL scales repeat the same pattern up and down in tone. C major scale: C, D, E, F, G, A, B and C. Numbers are given to correspond to the major scale degrees or positions.

C Major Scale: C=1/Root, D=2nd, E=3rd, F=4th, G=5th, A=6th, B=7th, C=8th/octave. 

C=1/Root, D=2nd, E=3rd, F#=#4th, G#=#5th, A#=#6th, C=8th/octave. 

The whole tone scale has each note is a whole step distance from each other.  
The Whole Tone Scale is a symmetric scale. This means the scale does not create a mode when starting on different note or scale degree. there are five common symmetrical scales:
Chromatic, Whole tone, Diminished, Diminished 2 and augmented.

C Whole Tone Scale= C, D, E, F#, G#, A# and C    

The note to note intervals are the same for all keys. This applies to any string, octave, position or instrument. 
Memorize the note formula C, D, E, F#, G#, A# and C. Using the note name chart below - play the C Whole Tone Scale scale starting from low thick open E string up neck, then back down neck. Repeat this same process for each string. Remember to say note names out loud as you play each note up and then down in tone. Repeat this process for all 6 strings: Low E, then A, D, G, B and thin E string. The underlined fret number indicates dot positions:

open   1        3,      5,        7,       9,          12,          15,      17     19,   21,        24
C 6 note Whole Tone Scale.jpg
 



Now play and say out loud the C Whole Tone Scale note by note up and back each string. 

Repeat this process for all strings.


E, F#, G#, A#, C, D, E, - E, D, C, A#, G#, F#, E 

this is C Whole Tone Scale starting on open low thick E string.


A#, C, D, E, F#, G#, A# - A#, G#, F#, E, D, C, A# 

this is C Whole Tone Scale starting on 1st fret A string - A# to A# 13th fret octave.

 

D, E, F#, G#, A#, C, D - D, C, A#, G#, F#, E, D 

this is C Whole Tone Major scale starting on open D to D 12th fret octave.

 

G#, A#, C, D, E, F#, G# - G#, F#, E, D, C, A#, G# 

this is C Whole Tone Scale starting on 1st fret G string to 13th fret octave.

 

C, D, E, F#, G#, A#, C - C, A#, G#, F#, E, D, C 

this is C Whole Tone Scale starting on 1st fret B string to B 13th fret octave.

 

E, F#, G#, A#, C, D, E, - E, D, C, A#, G#, F#, E 

this is C Whole Tone Scale starting on open high thin E string.


Repeat this same process for bass, piano and any other instrument.


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Vince Lauria Sun and Earth Music

Copyright © 2012

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From 1100-1600 music used the diatonic scale (white keys of the piano) C, D, E, F, G, A, B and C. From 1600-1900 music used the major, natural minor, harmonic and melodic minor scales. From 1850 to 1920 the chromatic scale was used with the other aforementioned scales.

The chromatic scale contains all the the notes of our musical system. The diagram below is for guitar the note relationship or distances from note to note is the same for all instruments.

The chromatic scale is a twelve tone scale containing twelve semi tones (half steps) played one after each other. Memorize and play the C Chromatic Scale. 

The Chromatic Scale is a symmetric scale. This means the scale does not create a mode when starting on different note or scale degree.There are five common symmetrical scales: Chromatic, Whole tone, Diminished, Diminished 2 and Augmented.

ALL scales repeat the same pattern up and down in tone.

C Chromatic Scale= C, C#/Db, D, D#/Eb, E, F, F#/Gb, G, G#/Ab, A, A#/Bb, B and C    

The note to note intervals are the same for all keys. This applies to any string, octave, position or instrument. Memorize all note names. Repeat this same process for each string. As you play each note remember to say its note name out loud as you play it. Play all notes up and then down in tone. Repeat this process for all 6 strings: Low E, then A, D, G, B and thin E string. The underlined fret number indicates dot positions: 

open     1        3,       5,       7,       9,           12,          15,      17     19,     21,       24Thumbnail image for 12 note chromatic scale.jpg

Now play and say out loud the C Chromatic Scale note by note up and back each string. 

Repeat this process for all strings.

E, D#/Eb, D, C#/Db, C, B, Bb/A#, A, G#/Ab, G, F#/Gb, F, E 
E, F, F#/Gb, G, G#/Ab, A, A#/Bb, B, C, C#/Db, D, D#/Eb, E - 
this is C Chromatic Scale starting on open low thick E string.

A, G#/Ab, G, F#/Gb, F, E, D#/Eb, D, C#/ Db, C, B, Bb/A#, A 
A, A#/Bb, B, C, C#/Db, D, D#/Eb, E, F, F#/Gb, G, G#/Ab, A - 
this is C Chromatic Scale starting on open low A string.

D, C#/Db, C, B, Bb/A#, A, G#/Ab, G, F#/Gb, F, E, D#/Eb, D 
D, D#/Eb, E, F, F#/Gb, G, G#/Ab, A, A#/Bb, B, C, C#/Db, D - 
this is C Chromatic Scale starting on open low D string.

G, G#/Ab, A, A#/Bb, B, C, C#/Db, D, D#/Eb, E, F, F#/Gb, G - 
G, F#/Gb, F, E, D#/Eb, D, C#/ Db, C, B, Bb/A#, A, G#/Ab, G 
this is C Chromatic Scale starting on open G string.

B, C, C#/Db, D, D#/Eb, E, F, F#/Gb, G, G#/Ab, A, A#/ Bb, B - 
B, A#/Bb, A, G#/Ab, A, G#/Ab, G, F#/Gb, F, E, D#/Eb, D, C#/ Db, C, B 
this is C Chromatic Scale starting on open B string.

E, F, F#/Gb, G, G#/Ab, A, A#/Bb, B, C, C#/Db, D, D#/Eb, E, - 
E, D#/Eb, D, C#/Db, C, B, Bb/A#, A, G#/Ab, G, F#/Gb, F, E 
this is C Chromatic Scale starting on open high thin E string.


Repeat this same process for bass, piano and any other instrument.

 

All materials for personal use only.
Vince Lauria Sun and Earth Music
Copyright © 2012 
Buy "Grab It" by Vince Lauria the key to soloing and song writing:
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Using the C major scale as the foundation for all scales. Now learn how to alter the C major scale to create the C Harmonic Major Scale. The diagram below is for guitar but the note relationship or distances from note to note is same for all instruments.

Memorize and play the C Harmonic Major Scale. Just flat the A or sixth scale degree.

ALL scales repeat the same pattern up and down in tone. C major scale: C, D, E, F, G, A, B and C. Numbers are given to correspond to the major scale degrees or positions.

C Major Scale: C=1/Root, D=2nd, E=3rd, F=4th, G=5th, A=6th, B=7th, C=8th/octave. 

C Harmonic Major Scale: C=1/Root, D=2nd, E=3rd, F=4th, G=5th, Ab=b6th, B=7th, C=8th/octave. 

There is only one note difference from the C Major Scale to the C Harmonic Major Scale. The sixth (6th) is flat or one half step (fret) lower in tone. 
C major= C, D, E, F, G, A, B and C

C Harmonic Major= C, D, E, F, G, Ab, B and C    

So now play the C major scale except on the sixth scale degree make it flat.    

The note to note intervals are the same for all keys. This applies to any string, octave, position or instrument. 

Memorize the note formula C, D, E, F, G, Ab, B and C. Using the note name chart below - play the C Harmonic Major scale starting from low thick E string 1st fret up neck, then back down neck. Repeat this same process for each string. Remember to say note names out loud as you play each note up and then down in tone. Repeat this process for all 6 strings: Low E, then A, D, G, B and thin E string. The underlined fret number indicates dot positions: 
open   1        3,      5,        7,       9,          12,          15,      17     19,   21,        24
C Harmonic Major.png



Now play and say out loud the C Harmonic Minor scale note by note up and back each string. 

Repeat this process for all strings.


E, F, G, Ab, B, C, D, E, - E, D, C, B, Ab, G, F, E 

this is C Harmonic Major Scale starting on open low thick E string.


B, C, D, E, F, G, Ab, B - B, Ab, G, F, E, D, C, B, 

this is C Harmonic Major Scale starting on 2nd fret B to B 14th fret octave.

 

D, E, F, G, Ab, B, C, D - D, C, B, Ab, G, F, E, D 

this is C Harmonic Major scale starting on open D to D 12th fret octave.

 

G, Ab, B, C, D, E, F, G - G, F, E, D, C, B, Ab, G 

this is C Harmonic Major Scale starting on open G to G 12th fret octave.

 

B, C, D, E, F, G, Ab, B - B, Ab, G, F, E, D, C, B 

this is C Harmonic Major Scale starting on open B to B 12th fret octave.

 

E, F, G, Ab, B, C, D, E - E, D, C, B, Ab, G, F, E 

this is C Harmonic Major scale starting on 1st fret high thin E string.


Repeat this same process for bass, piano and any other instrument.


All materials for personal use only.

Vince Lauria Sun and Earth Music

Copyright © 2012

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