"Whole Tone Scales"
The Dreamy Scale
out in the oppose direction from diminished notes is augmenting or
Augmenting a note is to raise it a half step. This
is what the this scale is alll
about when compared to a major scale.
The scale of the whole tones have a dreamy quality all there
The diminished scales have a tension and horror
film sound to
them, but the whole tones takes us just the opposite way.
As derived from the name it means all the tones or
notes are whole steps in the scale.
The French composer Debussy used these scales in
creating some his works as did Liszt, and the Russian
You should experiment with them. They can add some
exciting new ideas to your composing and improvising.
There are only two whole tone scales. That is - by
defining two scales all other staring points on that scale are simply