31. Hexatonic

Peter McNeany
March 29/2024

Hexatonic Scales

Hexatonic scale, musical scale containing six different tones within an octave. Using the syllables ut, re, me, fa, sol, and la to refer to the pitches, the 11th-century Italian theorist Guido d’Arezzo identified three hexatonic scales—which he called hexachords—built of whole- and half-step intervals. These scales provided a theoretical and practical foundation for the training of singers during the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Hexatonic scales are especially common in the music of Native American peoples.”




Whole Tone Scale is an Hexatonic Scale.
Practice Whole Tone Scale on Minor Third Cycle

Songs that use the whole tone scale

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