Scales Guitar Lessons
If you landed on this page then you are ready for an adventure! Mastering scales is one of the most important things you can aspire to as a guitarist looking to take your playing to stratospheric levels.
The guitar lessons in this category are further broken down into specific scale categories. You will see guitar lessons on Major Scales, Pentatonic Scales, as well as more exotic sounding scales like Harmonic Minor, and the jazzy sounding Melodic Minor. For those that like symmetry, I even have guitar lessons on so-called symmetrical scales such as the Whole Tone and the Diminished scales.
While there are books out there covering hundreds of scales, my approach is quite different. You don't need to learn hundreds of scales. There - I said it. The most important advice I have is to learn a small number of useful scales - like the ones I mention above - then develop your ears and sense of melody so that at any moment, you are already capable of throwing in outside notes which are what turn ordinary scales into something different. In other words, by practicing a smaller number of scales, and developing your ears, your fingers will already be reaching for hundreds of scales...
So start your journey!
In this guitar lesson I will introduce you to the Major Scale which is a necessary starting point before we get into the fun topic of modes!2
|Major Scale (Ionian Mode) - On One String Free!||Medium|
|There is no better place to start learning about scales and modes than the Major Scale - so let's get started.|
|Major Scale - Dorian Mode||Easy|
|In this guitar exercise we will take a look at the second mode of the Major Scale - the so-called Dorian, which has a very characteristic minor sound.|