The Whole-Half Diminished Scale in All Twelve Keys

The other diminished scale is the whole-half diminished scale, which is based on a symmetrical pattern of whole and half steps. You start from C, and progress a whole step, then a half step, and keep going until you get back to C, which is where you started. In C, this whole half diminished scale spells as C, D, E13, 6/13, 7.

This particular diminished scale is primarily used to create melodies and improvise on a diminished 7th chord (e.g. C dim 7) or the much less seen C diminished/major 7 chord (C dim (maj7).

C Half-Whole Diminished

C Half-Whole Diminished

D Half-Whole Diminished

D Half-Whole Diminished

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E Half-Whole Diminished

F Half-Whole Diminished

F Half-Whole Diminished

G Half-Whole Diminished

G Half-Whole Diminished

A Half-Whole Diminished

A Half-Whole Diminished

B Half-Whole Diminished

C Whole-Half Diminished

C Whole-Half Diminished

D Whole-Half Diminished

D Whole-Half Diminished

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E Whole-Half Diminished

F Whole-Half Diminished

F Whole-Half Diminished

G Whole-Half Diminished

G Whole-Half Diminished

A Whole-Half Diminished

A Whole-Half Diminished

B Whole-Half Diminished

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