Thursday, March 8, 2012

Lesson #5: An Introduction to Hexatonic Scales

A Hexatonic scale is simply a scale using 6 out of the possible 12 notes of the chromatic scale. The Blues Scale, Whole Tone, and Augmented Scale are all excellent examples of the Hexatonic Scale. In lesson #5, we are going to look at how to create and apply our own Hexatonic scales. In this lesson you were learn how to identify how the scale is constructed and how to apply it over standard jazz chord progressions.

In the .pdf document, the chord on the left represents the name of the two combined major triads. For example D/Db represents the combination of the D Major and Db Major triads. The chords in the next measure represent the possible applications we discussed for the scale.

As always, feel free to write or comment with any questions you may have. In our next lesson we will be looking at how to construct our own unique melodies using the scale we created in this lesson.

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