Guitar scales are the building blocks of everything you’ll ever play on the guitar. They are a sequence of notes that provide a road map… Read More »The Guitarist’s Guide To The Major Scale
In this session I will introduce to you a version of the major scale that spans 2 octaves and all six strings. The PDF for this session will be great to practice building speed.
In the video below I perform this session’s exercise at three different tempos. Try to play along, or practice it on your own. In the video I stop at about the 12 fret, but you can keep going up the fretboard if you so desire.Read More »2 Octave Major Scale
The pentatonic scale is a 5 note scale that is widely used in rock, blues, country, and other genres. It’s very easy to learn, but… Read More »Pentatonic Scales PDF And Instructional Video
There is a big difference between a scale pattern and the actual scale. The actual scale is only 5 notes. When we are learning scale patterns we are learning the location of the notes from the scale as they appear on the fretboard. The same 5 notes repeat themselves over and over on the guitar’s fretboard. What we need to be able to do in order to play from the scale is memorize these fretboard patterns.Read More »Moving Scale Shapes