The Whole Tone Scale (In Position Fingerings)

The Whole Tone Scale (In Position Fingerings)

Every new scale you learn, gives you new musical colors and textures.

You can check out the whole tone scale HERE. to learn more about it’s sound, theory, and the chords you would use this scale over.

One thing I didn’t mention in that blog, is that this one scale is actually 6 different scales.
Since it is a symmetrical scale, that means that the C whole tone scale, is also a D whole tone scale, an E whole tone scale, F#, G# and Bb whole tone scale.

So this one scale could be used to solo over the Caug, Daug, Eaug, F#aug, G#aug and Bbaug chords.

Music theory books mention that this scale only has 2 keys: the key mentioned above, and then the key where the scale starts on one of the in between frets (or in other words: “up a half step”): C#, D#, F, G, A and B.

Following picture shows you how to play the C whole tone scale in position.
As you can tell from the graphic: it’s fairly easy also to learn the scale in position, because there are really only 2 fingerings.


Here’s how to play the 2 fingerings:

Shoot me an email at [email protected] if you would like me to email you backing tracks to jam with the whole tone scale.

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