The Whole Tone Scale

Any whole tone scale contains only six different tones and they are a whole step apart. There are only two whole tone scales, and the notes in the two are mutually exclusive. Because of the lack of half steps this scale palls rather quickly and should be used adequately. The first fingering is the usual approach to this scale. You can apply this pattern to the low E as well. You start the scale on the desired note and proceed by whole steps, moving up one fret on each string. The fingerings that follow try for a less "horizontal" approach.