Bartok's Mikrokosmo 136 (Volume V), Whole-tone Scale illustrates several writing techniques effectively adapted to whole-tone materials. In m.m. 1-19, Bartok used pedal tones to establish pitch centers. A short canon begins at m. 20. The remainder of the piece (m.m. 28-80) features a variety of devices such as simultaneous use of the scale and its transposition, parallelism, polychords and mirror lines.

Griffes White Peacock. whole tone passing chords provide a melodic linkage in a passage of complex chords.

Example 9: Whole-tone Chords in Griffes' White Peacock