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Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by LiquidMidnight, Jun 13, 2002.
What is the function and purpose of this very unusual scale?
Do you mean Whole Tone Scale?
A Whole Note Scale is not a scale at all. Unless you play a scale(any scale) in a whole note succession.
I use the whole tone scale to solo over augmented 7th chords other than that I don't know.
The whole tone scale is a scale built using nothing but whole steps (two fret distances). When compared with a major scale it looks like this: 1 2 3 #4 #5 #6(b7) 1.
As AltecJ mentioned they can be used over Augmented chords, but they have other uses. They're nice over altered dominant chords (#11, b13, #9) or over dominant chords to create tension. I'm sure others here have even more creative applications for them.
Thanks Pacman, that helps a lot, and yeah, that's what I meant, a whole TONE scale.
*does Homer Simpson style "Doh" *
It makes me uncomfortable that the thread about DUCKS has 5 times as many posts as this thread.
whole tone scales work well for dream sequences used in plays/musicals.
Which is really, just a reference to it's use over an augmented scale.
I read once that Frank Zappa enjoyed playing and soloing with whole tone scales.
And remember, since the Whole Tone scale is symmetrical, there are only two different "keys" to learn it in, and then everything else is just a mode of one or the other. Ask Jazzbo about this sometime...
Also works over 7b5 chords as well as the others mentioned.
True. You can also ask Chris sometime about kissing my Puerto-Rican *** ......
Fair enough. I think I'll call this one a draw and bow out gracefully at this point.
I should mention in parting that every time I see this thread title, all I can think of is someone asking how to play a really, REALLY slow scale.
It doesn't have to be that way. Just picture it at 450bpm.
hey jazzbo, whats he talking about??
Page 2, second to last post.
Durrl's a jerk.
True. But the fact that I'm a jerk doesn't change the fact that you did some fantastic work in that thread, and probably helped a bunch of people out at the same time. Nice work.
Okay. So I rip on you and you come back at me with a compliment and now I look like the jerk.
I guess you really are a great guy....
I'm so sorry for even thinking ....
Can you forgive me for my stupidity ....
i've read that augmented chords/arpeggios (is there actually an augmented scale? one of the modes of the harmonic minor scale-the 6th?-is essentially it...i reckon it depends on who you ask!) are supposed to sound euphoric, the opposite of the impact of a diminished chord.
but whenever i play a root-major third-augmented fifth, it sounds kinda ugly. the augmented fifth sounds more like a minor sixth (same interval, same note-possibly-, different connotations). i don't play it in context, so i guess that's why...
how do you get an augmented chord to sound pleasing?
Typo. I meant augmented chord. Sorry.