Guitar Scale Dictionary: Half-Whole Scales

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Fretboard diagram for the Half-Whole scale - Box Pattern intervals

In this post we're going to learn how to play the Half-Whole scale, with the help of fretboard diagrams and guitar tabs.

The intervals in this scale are Root, Minor Second, Augmented Second, Major Third, Augmented Fourth, Perfect Fifth, Major Sixth, and Minor Seventh

The notes in the C Half-Whole Scale scale are C, Db, D#, E, F#, G, A, and Bb


C Half-Whole Scale Intervals:

1
b2
2
b3
3
4
#4
5
#5
6
b7
7

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Half-Whole Scale Notes in all Keys

1b2#23#456b7
CDbD#EF#GABb
GAbA#BC#DEF
DEbE#F#G#ABC
ABbB#C#D#EF#G
EFF##G#A#BC#D
BCC##D#E#F#G#A
F#GG##A#B#C#D#E
GbAbbABbCDbEbFb
C#DD##E#F##G#A#B
DbEbbEFGAbBbCb
G#AA##B#C##D#E#F#
AbBbbBCDEbFGb
D#EE##F##G##A#B#C#
EbFbF#GABbCDb
A#BB##C##D##E#F##G#
BbCbC#DEFGAb
FGbG#ABCDEb

Half-Whole Scale Fretboard Diagrams

All the following patterns are provided in the key of C. To play the scale in another key, move the patterns up or down the neck to the root you want to use.

C Half-Whole Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 1

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C Half-Whole Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 2

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C Half-Whole Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 3

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C Half-Whole Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 4

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C Half-Whole Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 5

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C Half-Whole Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 6

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C Half-Whole Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 7

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C Half-Whole Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 8

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C Half-Whole Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 9

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C Half-Whole Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 10

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C Half-Whole Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 11

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C Half-Whole Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 12

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C Half-Whole Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 13

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C Half-Whole Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 14

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C Half-Whole Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 15

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C Half-Whole Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 16

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C Half-Whole Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 17

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C Half-Whole Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 18

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C Half-Whole Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 19

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C Half-Whole Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 20

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C Half-Whole Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 21

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C Half-Whole Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 22

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C Half-Whole Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 23

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C Half-Whole Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 24

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