Scales

How To Play Harmonic Minor Scales

This is a very common variation on the minor scale that’s used all the time in every style of music. It’s a minor scale with a raised 7th scale degree. The most common use for this is

How To Play Minor Scales

Minor scales are very important to understand and are also a necessary study to better organize other scales in the minor family. You’ll be able to navigate through any minor key with knowledge of these patterns. The

Play The Major Blues Scales

Scales make up everything we do on the guitar. No matter what style you play you’ll need to have structure and perform in a key center so that tension and resolution coexist. With a scale, you create

How To Play Major Pentatonics

This scale has 5 notes. It’s a major scale with the 4th and 7th scale degrees omitted. This makes it very easy for the beginning and intermediate student to improvise with as the player doesn’t have to

What Is A Lydian Scale

This scale has a very bright sound. It’s obviously a major mode in its sound and application…the only difference is a raised 4th scale degree. The chord most closely associated this scale is the major7# 11 chord.

What Is A Mixolydian Scale

The major scale can have many variations and one of the most popular is the Mixolydian mode or scale. This is simply a major scale with a lowered 7th scale degree, which gives the scale a unique