How to construct and play the whole tone pentatonic scale

Name

This is the whole tone pentatonic scale.

Intervals

How to construct the whole tone pentatonic scale?

Use the following intervals in any order to construct this scale. Start on a specific note on which you want to construct this scale from (for instance the note "C") and calculate each interval on top of it. Afterwards, you will be able to play it on your instrument.

Perfect unison

Has 0 semitones and spans 1 naturals.

Major third

Has 4 semitones and spans 3 naturals.

Diminished fifth

Has 6 semitones and spans 5 naturals.

Minor sixth

Has 8 semitones and spans 6 naturals.

Minor seventh

Has 10 semitones and spans 7 naturals.

Chords

Which chords can you play on the whole tone pentatonic scale?

Cheatsheet

Play the whole tone pentatonic scale in any musical key

You can play the C whole tone pentatonic scale with the following notes.

C   E   Gb   Ab   Bb  

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C whole tone pentatonic on the piano.

The notes of the C whole tone pentatonic scale on the piano.

You can play the C# whole tone pentatonic scale with the following notes.

C#   E#   G   A   B  

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C# whole tone pentatonic on the piano.

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You can play the Db whole tone pentatonic scale with the following notes.

Db   F   Abb   Bbb   Cb  

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Db whole tone pentatonic on the piano.

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You can play the D whole tone pentatonic scale with the following notes.

D   F#   Ab   Bb   C  

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D whole tone pentatonic on the piano.

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You can play the D# whole tone pentatonic scale with the following notes.

D#   F##   A   B   C#  

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D# whole tone pentatonic on the piano.

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You can play the Eb whole tone pentatonic scale with the following notes.

Eb   G   Bbb   Cb   Db  

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Eb whole tone pentatonic on the piano.

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You can play the E whole tone pentatonic scale with the following notes.

E   G#   Bb   C   D  

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E whole tone pentatonic on the piano.

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You can play the F whole tone pentatonic scale with the following notes.

F   A   Cb   Db   Eb  

Sheet music of the F whole tone pentatonic scale.

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F whole tone pentatonic on the piano.

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You can play the F# whole tone pentatonic scale with the following notes.

F#   A#   C   D   E  

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F# whole tone pentatonic on the piano.

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You can play the Gb whole tone pentatonic scale with the following notes.

Gb   Bb   Dbb   Ebb   Fb  

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Gb whole tone pentatonic on the piano.

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You can play the G whole tone pentatonic scale with the following notes.

G   B   Db   Eb   F  

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G whole tone pentatonic on the piano.

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You can play the G# whole tone pentatonic scale with the following notes.

G#   B#   D   E   F#  

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G# whole tone pentatonic on the piano.

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You can play the Ab whole tone pentatonic scale with the following notes.

Ab   C   Ebb   Fb   Gb  

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Ab whole tone pentatonic on the piano.

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You can play the A whole tone pentatonic scale with the following notes.

A   C#   Eb   F   G  

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A whole tone pentatonic on the piano.

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You can play the A# whole tone pentatonic scale with the following notes.

A#   C##   E   F#   G#  

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A# whole tone pentatonic on the piano.

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You can play the Bb whole tone pentatonic scale with the following notes.

Bb   D   Fb   Gb   Ab  

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Bb whole tone pentatonic on the piano.

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You can play the B whole tone pentatonic scale with the following notes.

B   D#   F   G   A  

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B whole tone pentatonic on the piano.

The notes of the B whole tone pentatonic scale on the piano.