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Han-Iwato Scale on the Piano

The Han-Iwato scale belongs to the group of Japanese scales because of the geographical location where it was born and its typical sound. If you are looking forward to improvise Japanese music, then the Han-Iwato scale can be an excellent choice.

The Han-Iwato scale does not contain neither a Major or Minor third, making it an 'ambiguous' scale. This scale be very useful when playing suspended chord or any chord that does not have a third. It can be great for improvising ethnic or modal music.

Learn everything about the Han-Iwato Scale:

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

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