(Original post by bohogirlie)
Ok thanks v much.
I'm back now! But you've gone...damn!
OK, diminshed sevenths! For these you need to learn each separate pattern. There are only actually three possibilites for this, as they start on every minor third. So, if he asks fro 2 octaves starting on C , or 2 octaves starting on E flat it's basically he same thing just starting in a different place:
C - E flat - G flat - A natural - C etc
E flat - G flat - A natural - C - E flat etc
so just the same but starting in a different place. This is true of all diminished sevenths - there are three basic patterns (E - G - B flat - C sharp; F - A flat - B - D; F sharp - A - C - E flat)
Whole tone scales - think about each distance separately - each time you just play one tone higher - again there are only oactally 2 patterns, and you just start on a differnt part of the scale. eg:
E - F# - G# - B flat - C - D - E
F - G - A - B - C# - E flat - F
Chromaitc scales are the easiest one - just play every possible note! There is only one pattern for this one, so I won't even other to type it out. Just learn the fingering to go from bottom E to G (or however high you go for gr 7) and play EVERY note in between , then practise going between 2 set notes.
The only way to get any of these properly though is to practise them, sorry! There's no other way!