Symmetric HTWT scale

by Guido Bungenstock

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  • Hi GMC,

    Today I have special topic for you. The symmetric Scale Half Tone/whole Tone (HTWT). There is a lot of misunderstanding about this weird scale. But it has a lot of potential and can be use perfect to create new lines or to spice up your blues licks. Because it needs s a deeper explanation I made a detailed vide about this scale (Video 1) and made 5 cool licks for you to start with.

    Have fun with this cool scale!

    LICK 1 0:04-0:15
    | A7 | A7 | A7| A7|

    LICK 2 0:16-0:26
    | A7 | A7 | A7| A7|

    LICK 2 0:29-0:38
    | A7 | A7 | A7| A7|

    LICK 4 0:40-0:50
    | A7 | A7 | A7| A7|

    LICK 5 0:52-1:02
    | A7 | A7 | A7| A7|

    Have fun with it! :-)

    Final words

    I tried to transcribe as close as possible. Specially in the Guitar Pro 5 you'll find all this little extras!

    Cheers - Guido

    Technical specifications
    Guitar: Music Man Luke II
    Strings: D'Addario NYXL 009
    Amp(Only for Monitor): Peavey JSX Top with Marshall 2x12" V30 Audio Interface: Focusrite Saffire PRO 24
    Recording SW: Logic 9, several plugins

    Kemper Profiling Amp: Bogner XTC Blue Channel 2+
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    Standard tuning: E, A, D, G, B, E

    Tempo: 100 BPM

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