Whole Tone scales are one of the most exotic sounding scales found in Western Music.
They are often found in Classical music from around the mid-19th century, Modern Jazz and also in Rock music, such as this example by Sting of Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Little Wing’, (it’s the first scale you hear and keep listening ).
They are a great scale to use as an improvisor because there are only six notes. I like to think of them as the first three notes of 2 major scales, a tritone apart….(don’t get too confused yet, watch the video and find out more!)