Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Scale of the Day: E Flat Whole-tone no 2 (4 - 1)


The E Flat Whole-tone no 2 (4 - 1) Scale as one would find it on any conventionally tuned, equal tempered instrument. This is only the third pentatonic scale to appear as a "scale of the day." The lowered third (the second degree of this scale) makes for a diminished triad before the whole-steps round out the octave. The root, second, third and fifth degrees form the half-diminished chord even as this scale differs substantially from the traditional Locrian/half-diminished scale - suggesting a possible substitution in re-harmonizing the dominant chords of traditional melodies.

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