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Gypsy Guitar,
Whole Tone Scales and Patterns.
Another scale that Django really loved
to use was the Whole Tone Scale.
And he got many ideas from
classical musics from
composers like Debuce and
Revelle and the whole tone scale.
It's just a scale consisting
of whole tone intervals.
Like for instance, if we start on D.
[SOUND]
D.
[SOUND] E.
[SOUND] F sharp.
G sharp.
A sharp.
C and then the next one is D.
[SOUND]
E.
F sharp.
Next one is G sharp.
Next one is [SOUND] A sharp.
Next one is C.
[SOUND] Next one is D.
And E [SOUND] and then you can go up.
[MUSIC]
And
you can finger this kind of like
the way you want through here.
[MUSIC]
That's the whole tone scale like that.
You can, you an do,
you can when you go down you can.
[MUSIC]
You
can finger it like that if you like to or
if you find some other good finger.
But within this scale, you will find that
augmented triads that are really useful.
Like these.
[MUSIC]
And Django loved these.
And Django
loved these.
And this.
[MUSIC]
And he just moved them, you know?
[MUSIC]
All, [SOUND] all steps up and down.
[MUSIC]
So and
he improvised, he did patterns like.
[MUSIC]
That kind of stuff and also augmented.
[MUSIC]
Augmented triad's down here.
So if you have for instance a C7.
[MUSIC]
You could do.
[MUSIC]
It sounds a bit like classical music.
It's pretty interesting.
[MUSIC]
Impressionistic classical music.
[MUSIC]
Or you can do the same pattern,
as I showed before with up.
[SOUND] Down.
[SOUND] Down.
F sharp.
[SOUND] D.
And B flat.
[SOUND] Second position.
[MUSIC]
Like that.
[MUSIC]
This used arpeggio,
the augmented arpeggio.
[MUSIC]
The augmented arpeggio
is if you start on C.
[SOUND] C.
[SOUND] E.
G sharp.
[SOUND] C.
[SOUND] One.
[SOUND] Three.
Sharp 5.
[MUSIC]
You can finger this as you like.
I kind of like this finger going here.
[MUSIC]
Like that.
And it's symmetrical, so you can start.
You can go up a major 3rd [SOUND] and
do the same thing.
And to be [SOUND] consist
of the exact same notes.
[MUSIC]
So you can start here.
[MUSIC]
You can start here.
[MUSIC]
You can start here.
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