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Derived from the symmetrical whole tone scale, this lick will give you a # 5 and b5 against an E7 chord. Since the scale is all whole steps, you're able to do a whole step bend on any of the scale tones and land on another scale tone. There are only two choices for this scale. For instance, for an E7, you can play E, F#, G#, A# B# (C), D, or a half step higher. But the latter choice will give you a sharp 7th which is WRONG sauce against a dominant chord! So think of whole tone scales as starting on the root of the dominant chord.