C Warao ditonic Scale on the Piano - Improvisation and Composition

Notes: C, and A# - Key: C - Origin: Native South American - Category: Tritonic Scales

The C Warao ditonic uses three notes per octave. Because of this same reason it is a member of the so called Tritonic -scales that have Three-note (or Three-tone). On the piano keyboard, it is made up of one black keys: A# and one white keys: C. This combination makes this scale - as well as the C Warao tetratonic, C Warao tritonic, - as great choices for composing or improvising Native South American music.

If we take a look a the key signature of the C Warao ditonic Scale we can find it has no flats and one sharps. Therefore, on sheet music you will find one accidentals on the score. The notes of this scale are: C, and A#.

How to play the C Warao ditonic scale?

  1. 1
    To play the C Warao ditonic on your piano, start on the Root note. Play C, the first note of the scale.
  2. 2
    Continue with rest of the notes that shape the scale, play and A#.
  3. 3
    Return to the home of the C Warao ditonic scale. Play again C -the tonic of the scale- to mark its ending.

How to play the scale in descending fashion?

  1. 1
    Begin on the last note. Play the C, the last (and first) note of the scale.
  2. 2
    Go down. Play A#.
  3. 3
    Reach the home again. Establish tonality by playing the tonic of the C Warao ditonic scale: C.
  4. 4
    Tip. If you want to learn how to improvise or compose your own music using the C Warao ditonic scale or any other scale, check out our piano improvisation and composition lessons and enjoy thousands of interactive multimedia piano animations.
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