Difference between revisions of "Whole-tone scale"

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== Related concepts ==
 
== Related concepts ==
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Revision as of 12:50, 19 February 2017

Definition

A scale containing no semitones but built entirely on whole tones. Debussy used the whole-tone scale in some of his pieces which were influenced by Impressionism. A whole-tone scale starting on C is shown below.

A whole-tone scale starting on C


Examples


Hear whole-tone scales in this piece by Debussy

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