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"Half-Whole tone" Scale on the Piano

The "Half-Whole tone" scale contains both a major and minor third, making it a 'dual' scale. This means that the scale can be used to both create melancholic or cheerful music depending on which notes you use. The "Half-Whole tone" is usually used for improvising ethnic music and can be a great addition for your blues piano licks.

Learn everything about the "Half-Whole tone" Scale:

  • How to play the "Half-Whole tone" Scale on the piano with proper fingering.
  • How to improvise and compose your own music with the "Half-Whole tone" scale.
  • How to harmonize this scale and in what music styles it can be used.

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