Octatonic (Half-tone, Whole-tone) Scale on the Piano

The Octatonic (Half-tone, 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 Octatonic (Half-tone, Whole-tone) is usually used for improvising ethnic music and can be a great addition for your blues piano licks.

Learn everything about the Octatonic (Half-tone, Whole-tone) Scale:

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

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