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Diminished Scales

White-key, whole-tone/semitone



The diminished scale connects the the tones of the diminished seventh chord with regular whole-tone + semitone or semitone + whole-tone steps.

Download the MS for the first two modules here.

The
Diminished
Scale

DimSca 1

DimSca 2

DimSca 3

DimSca 4

DimSca 5

C diminished

The whole tone/semitone diminished scale built on C (one octave) is shown below. The fingering is for one octave only.

Here is the teaching video.


This is the outline MS of the material you are learning.

Here is the keyboard diagram again, fingered for more than one octave. Note how the fingering changes to carry on up or down.

D diminished

The one-octave whole tone/semitone diminished scale built on D and fingered for one octave is shown below.

Here is the teaching video.


This is the outline MS of the material covered.

Here is the keyboard diagram fingered for more than one octave of the diminished scale. Note how the fingering changes to carry on up or down.

E diminished

The one-octave whole tone/semitone diminished scale built on E, fingered for one octave, is shown below.

Here is the teaching video.


This is the outline MS of the material covered.

Here is the keyboard diagram fingered for more than one octave of the diminished scale. Note how the fingering changes to carry on up or down.

F diminished

The one-octave whole tone/semitone diminished scale built on F is shown below, fingered for one octave.

Here is the teaching video.


This is the outline MS of the material covered.

Here is the keyboard diagram fingered for more than one octave of the diminished scale. Note how the fingering changes to carry on up or down.

Now go on to Page Two of this series, and finish the build-up of the white-key whole-tone/semitone diminished scales.

The
Diminished
Scale

DimSca 1

DimSca 2

DimSca 3

DimSca 4

DimSca 5


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