(PRWEB) May 16, 2014
The Diminished scale, or Octatonic scale, is a musical scale in which the notes ascend in alternating intervals of whole and half steps. In jazz this is often referred to as the whole-half scale. This scale is also often used in the Neo Classical genre.
“In the blues a lot of times you will have Diminished chords,” says Darville. Jacques demonstrates this easy diminished scale in the key of G as follows; 3rd fret of the 6th string with first finger to 6th fret with 4th finger, 4th fret of the 5th string with first finger to the 7th fret with 4th finger, 5th fret of the 4th string with first finger to the 8th fret with 4th finger, 6th fret of the 3rd string with first finger to the 9th fret with 4th finger. So you can see that the intervals of the scale pattern are one and a half steps and it moves up one half step each string, but when you reach the 2nd string you half to move up one whole step, so the pattern continues on the 2nd string starting on the 8th fret with first finger to the 11th fret with 4th finger and then 9th fret of the first string with first finger to the 12th fret with 4th finger. Jacques says that you can play this scale in any key by simply moving it up or down the neck. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy blues guitar lesson at BluesGuitar.com.
Jacques Darville is Danish born American who specializes in both acoustic and electric blues. Jacques has taught guitar and music for over 16 years. He is a graduate of Oakland University in Detroit Michigan where he earned his B.A. in music/performing arts. Jacques currently resides in Copenhagen Denmark where he teaches guitar to students of all ages, and actively plays with his band, Darville Duo. In addition to having a great deal of recording experience, Jacques has also toured in the USA, Denmark, Holland, Austria and the Philippines, both as a solo artist and with different bands.
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