Ab Whole Half Diminished
A flat Whole Half Diminished scale for guitar.
The Ab Whole Half Diminished is a eight-note scale. Colored circles mark the tones in the diagram (darker color highlighting the root notes).
Ab Whole Half Diminished 2 octaves
Ab Whole Half Diminished full fretboard
The scale displayed with its numeric formula, notes and intervals.
The scale formula can alternatively be written as 1 - 9 - b3 - 11 - b5 - #5 - 13 - 7.
The A flat Whole Half Diminished scale consists of eight notes. The name is reflected by the notes, or steps, organized on the guitar fingerboard as whole, half, whole, half, whole, half, whole, half.
This scale is also called A flat Fully Diminished scale because it is constructed by a merge of diminished seventh chords.
There are two scales primarily known as “Diminished”, the other one is Ab Half Whole Diminished scale.
Another related symmetric scale is the Ab Whole Tone.
This scale is typically played over a diminished or half-diminished chord.
A feature of diminished scales is that they are symmetrical, which results in overlapping note relationships. The Ab Whole Half Diminished has the same notes as B Whole Half Diminished, D Whole Half Diminished and F Whole Half Diminished.
Chords are not very often built from Diminished scales, but some possible chords with matching notes are:
Although the tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the Ab Whole Half Diminished, creating progressions with these chords will seldom sound pleasant.
Start the audio and play along! Use notes from the scale in the diagram above.Normal tempo: