Chromatic (harmonic) descending Scale on the Piano

The Chromatic (harmonic) descending scale is used primarily in Western music (Jazz, blues, Pop, Reggae, and many others), contraty to many other scales which are used in ethnic or Oriental music. It also has a minor and major third at the same time, making it a 'dual scale'. This special quality can let you create both a cheerful or melancholic depending on the notes you of the scale you choose to play.

Learn everything about the Chromatic (harmonic) descending Scale:

  • How to play the Chromatic (harmonic) descending Scale on the piano with proper fingering.
  • How to improvise and compose your own music with the Chromatic (harmonic) descending scale.
  • How to harmonize this scale and in what music styles it can be used.

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