Friday, February 15, 2013
Jazz Piano Lesson #39: Whole Tone Scale Fingering and Construction
The Whole-Tone Scale is also inversionally symmetrical. This means that when inverted, the interval arrangement of the scale and the notes of the scale remain identical. Let me show you what I mean.
C Whole Tone:
C, D, E, F#, G#, Bb
Lets invert the scale by transposing the C up an octave. We now have a D Whole-Tone Scale.
D Whole Tone:
D, E, F#, G#, Bb, C
Same intervals. Same exact notes!
So once you've learned the fingering and notes to the C Whole-Tone scale, you've also learned D (and E, F#, Ab, Bb).
The other variation of the scale can start on either B, C#, Eb, F, G or A. The same rules stated above hold true for these scales. Click below to view the sheet music to this lesson and follow the steps in the video for mastery.
Sheet Music: Jazz Piano Lesson #39 - Whole Tone Scale Fingering Exercise .pdf