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Exercise 10

35

B7 OR A7(b9)

Understanding the Diminished Scale

major 2nds and major 3rds by minor 3rds

scale or A inverted diminished scale)


b # (Bb #diminished
3
3
3
3
4 J ..
# n b b b
&4
# # # n b b

3
3
3
3
3
b b
3

3
b
& n # b
4

ex.10-1

B7 OR B7(b9)

scale or Bb inverted diminished scale)


#
3
# # (B diminished
3
n

3
3

4 J ..

&4
# n

# #
3
3
3
3
b n #
3
b

3
3

& b b b 45 n #
#
3
3
3
3

ex.10-2

.. 44

.. 44

OR B7(b9)
scale or B inverted diminished scale)
C7
3
# (C diminished
3
3
3
# # n b
4 J ..

&4
#

# n b


3
3
3
3
3

3
3
#

5
b
.. 44
& b b b n 4 n

3
3
3
3
3
ex.10-3

D7 OR C7(b9)

(Db diminished scale or C inverted diminished scale)


b b
3
b # # b
3
3

4
J
#

.
b

.
&4
# b
#

3
3
3
3
3
b

3
b b b
3

b
5 # #
.. 44
& # # b 4 #

ex.10-4

OR C7(b9)
scale or C# inverted diminished scale)
D7
# # (D diminished
3

3
n # #
4
J ..
#
&4
# n

#
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
b ## #
3
3
3

2
b # # #
&

##
3
3
3
3
3
ex.10-5

E7

.. 44

D7(b9)
scale or D inverted diminished scale)
b OR (Eb diminished
ex.10-6
3
# n b
3
#

4 J ..

&4
#
# n

3
3
3
3
3

3

3
3
#

b #
2
.. 44
& b b b n
4

3
3
3
3
3

2. Jump Right In

81

Understanding the Diminished Scale

This etude focuses on the use of the inverted diminished scale on "flat 9" chords

q = 140 Med. Swing


A D7(b9)

Walt Weiskopf

4 b b
b

&4

(D inverted diminished scale)*

J J

& b b b w
j
&

11

b ^

& J

16

j
b

b
J J

(G inverted diminished scale)

^
b
b

# b b
JJ
# J
G7(b9)

(D inverted diminished scale)


^ D7(b9)

J J J J b b b j # J

A7(b9)

# b b

J J
J b J
(A inverted diminished scale)

G7(b9)


J J #

(D inverted diminished scale)


D7(b9)
^
b b

& J
b b
J J

20

#
#^ J
J

&
B

D7(b9)

(G inverted diminished scale)

b ^

J
# J
b
J b

b
j
& b b b j b b b <n>

29

33

G7(b9)

& b b b b #

b b

J
# b b
3

J
& #
J #
# ##

37

D7(b9)

this etude is based on a 24 bar blues form and uses the D, G and A inverted diminished scales
*indicates the phrase is based on the D diminished scale

UDS

82

A7(b9)

G7(b9)

# #- b - b
# - #-

#
&

41

b b
#
b

b
b

J J
&

45 D7(b9)

- #^

j
^
^
^
b

J
J
# n b
&
C

D7(b9)

b ^ # b b b G7(b9) - -
j
b
J

J J

&
J

54


# b b <n> b J
#

&
D7(b9)

59

A7(b9)

b b
b b b # J# # b b

&

63

67 G7(b9)

& n

70

&

D7(b9)

# # # j - #
J

b b
U

j
b

J
# #