Watch the Whole Tone Lick online guitar lesson by Tom Dempsey from Jazz Scales Handbook

Inside the sound of the Whole Tone scale lives a very predominant augmented sound. This is because we have the presence of both the augmented 4th and 5th in the scale.

In this lesson, I'm going to show you how to use the Whole Tone scale in a musical context. This will be played over a G7b5 chord. But once again, because of the symmetrical nature of this scale, the idea itself has numerous applications. The fingerings also lie relatively comfortably on the instrument.