Suggested Learning Resources


2) Video Lesson: Whole Tone Scale , Dave Conservatoire Channel

Octatonic Scale , Gianni Staiano Channel

3) Online Reading: Octataonic Scales

Whole Tone Scale

4) Interactive Lesson: 

Music Theory QuickThink:

- Whole tone scales have the whole step/half step pattern of WWWWWWW

- Although you can start a whole tone scale on any pitch, there are really only two whole tone scale collections

            - C, D, E, F#, G#, A#, C

            - C#, D#, E#, G, A, B, C#

- Octatonic scales have the whole step/half step pattern of WHWHWHWHW  or HWHWHWHWH

- Octatonic scales are sometimes referred to as the ‘diminished’ scale, because stacking the notes in 3rds produced diminished triads.

Objective 46.4: Examples in Music: YouTube

Objective 46.4: Define, notate and label Octatonic Scales and Whole Tone Scales starting on any pitch