Minor Diminished

Diminished begin with W-Step


The Whole Note — Half Note scale consists of eight notes and is a Diminished Symmetric scale. It is built by alternating whole and half note steps. The scale is simply called Diminished scale.

 

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hear the Diminished scale

 

(The scale that is built by alternating whole and half note steps, but beginning with a half note step, you have already come across on the major color circle)

Transposing the Whole Note — Half Note scale, has only three different variations, respectively you can learn only 3 finger patterns.

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The fourth variation (D#) contains the same notes as the initial variation. The scales repeat themselves in intervals of a minor third. Here is a small overview:

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Application

This scale is used with diminished chords that are often marked with a small circle.
All Symmetric scales should be used sparsely, because of their construction and sound they appear boring fast

Chords

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