Fundamentals of
SCALES AND KEY SIGNATURES

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2. The Whole Tone Scale.

a. The whole tone scale, as it name implies, is constructed using whole steps. Accidentals are used to create whole steps (Figure 5-3).


Figure 5-3: Whole Tone Scale.

b. The whole tone scale consists of seven pitches instead of eight (including the octave). One of the staff degrees within the scale will not contain a note.


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