Difference between revisions of "Whole-tone scale"

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== Examples ==
 
== Examples ==
 
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<br>Hear whole-tone scales in this piece by Debussy
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<br>Hear whole-tone scales in this piece by Debussy.
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<br>There are two [[ascending]] whole-tone scales in the [[Intro/outro|intro]] to this song.
  
 
== Related concepts ==
 
== Related concepts ==

Latest revision as of 19:32, 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.


There are two ascending whole-tone scales in the intro to this song.

Related concepts