Primer: Whole Tone Scale

The Whole Tone Scale is a symmetrical scale that has a unique sound.
Often associated with the styles of Thelonius Monk and Art Tatum, the Whole Tone Scale has now become an important tool in modern jazz improvisation.
This Primer is designed to introduce the scale, explain some key characteristics as well as provide patterns and sequences to practice that aim to perpare you for further Whole Tone study.

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