Whole-Tone Guitar Scale Fingerings and Tabs

Guitar Scales Chart with Note Names and Intervals

On this page, you find several fretboard diagrams for the Whole-Tone scale, with box and 3 notes per string patterns. This is a very particular scale, find more about it with reading the whole-tone scale tutorial.

The Whole-Tone Scale scale is composed of the Root, Major Second, Major Third, Augmented Fourth, Augmented Fifth, and Minor Seventh

The C Whole-Tone Scale scale is composed of the notes C, D, E, F#, G#, and Bb


C Whole-Tone Scale Intervals:

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

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If you need help in reading the diagrams on this page, check the How to read music for guitar tutorial. To learn more about scales, check our complete guide on How to play guitar scales .


Whole-Tone Scale Notes in all Keys

123#4#5b7
CDEF#G#Bb
GABC#D#F
DEF#G#A#C
ABC#D#E#G
EF#G#A#B#D
BC#D#E#F##A
F#G#A#B#C##E
GbAbBbCDFb
C#D#E#F##G##B
DbEbFGACb
G#A#B#C##D##F#
AbBbCDEGb
D#E#F##G##A##C#
EbFGABDb
A#B#C##D##E##G#
BbCDEF#Ab
FGABC#Eb

Whole-Tone 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 Whole-Tone Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 1

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Fretboard diagram for the Whole-Tone scale - Box Pattern with note names

C Whole-Tone Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 2

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Whole-Tone guitar scale tabs - Box Pattern with note names

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C Whole-Tone Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 3

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Whole-Tone guitar scale diagram - Box Pattern with note names

C Whole-Tone Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 4

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Guitar Tabs and diagras for the Whole-Tone scale - Box Pattern with note names

C Whole-Tone Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 5

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Fretboard diagram for the Whole-Tone scale - Box Pattern with note names

C Whole-Tone Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 6

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Whole-Tone guitar scale fretboard diagram - Box Pattern with note names

C Whole-Tone Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 7

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C Whole-Tone Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 8

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Whole-Tone guitar scale fretboard diagram - Box Pattern with note names

C Whole-Tone Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 9

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C Whole-Tone Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 10

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Fretboard diagram and tablature for the Whole-Tone scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern with note names

C Whole-Tone Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 11

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Guitar Tabs and diagras for the Whole-Tone scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern with note names

C Whole-Tone Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 12

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Fretboard diagram and tablature for the Whole-Tone scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern with note names

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

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Whole-Tone guitar scale fretboard diagram - 3 Notes per String Pattern with note names

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

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Whole-Tone guitar scale diagram - 3 Notes per String Pattern with note names

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

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Fretboard diagram and tablature for the Whole-Tone scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern with note names

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

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

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Whole-Tone guitar scale tabs - 3 Notes per String Pattern with note names

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

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