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Half-Whole Diminished Scale

This scale chart is written from the same prospective that tablature is written. The bottom line is the 6th string (lowest sounding), and the top line is the 1st string (highest sounding). The numbers are the the fingers that you should use.

The half whole diminished scale is nothing more than alternating half steps (1 fret) and whole steps (2 frets). Since this is a symetrical scale, any one of the blue dots could be considered the root of the scale.

root = The root of the scale ( make sure you know where the roots are)

 

 

scale chart

 

Scale formula - 1 b2 #2 3 #4 5 6 b7

Notes in a C half-whole diminished - C Db D# E F# G A Bb C

* note: b means flat, # means sharp and comes before the formula numbers, and after the note letters

 

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