1 Melody, 12 Keys #6 – Octatonic (Diminished Scale)



In this exercise, I’ve composed a 4 measure long phrase that uses the ‘Octatonic’ or Half/Whole Diminished scale. It’s a great exercise on the vibraphone – it fits over a dominant 7th sharp 9 chord. It also serves as a very good technical exercise, with wide leaps and inverted dominant 7th chords built into the line.

I’ve written it out in all twelve keys, using enharmonic spelling that outlines the four dominant seventh chords present in each of the scales. (2 pages).

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