Guitar Scales

  • Commonly Used Scales
  • Major Scale
  • Minor Scale
  • Pentatonic Minor Scale
  • Pentatonic Major Scale
  • Blues Minor Scale
  • Chromatic Scale
  • Modes of Major Scale
  • Ionian Mode
  • Dorian Mode
  • Phrygian Mode
  • Lydian Mode
  • Mixolydian Mode
  • Aeolian Mode
  • Locrian Mode
  • Major Scales and Arpeggios
  • Major Scale
  • Major Arpeggio
  • Major 7th Arpeggio
  • Major 9th Arpeggio
  • Major 11th Arpeggio
  • Major 13th Arpeggio
  • Major Sharp 5 Mode
  • Minor Scales and Arpeggios
  • Minor Scale
  • Minor Arpeggio
  • Minor 7th Arpeggio
  • Minor 9th Arpeggio
  • Minor 11th Arpeggio
  • Minor 13th Arpeggio
  • Minor 7th Flat 5 Arpeggio
  • Minor 7th Major Arpeggio
  • Melodic Minor Scale
  • Harmonic Minor Scale
  • Harmonic Minor Scale and Modes
  • Harmonic Minor Scale
  • Locrian Natural 6 Mode
  • Major Sharp 5 Mode
  • Dorian Sharp 4 Mode
  • Phrygian Major Mode
  • Lydian Sharp 2 Mode
  • Superlocrian Double Flat 7 Mode
  • Melodic Minor Scale and Modes
  • Melodic Minor Scale
  • Dorian Flat 2 Minor Mode
  • Lydian Augmented Minor Mode
  • Lydian Flat 7 Minor Mode
  • Mixolydian Flat 6 Minor Mode
  • Locrian Sharp 2 Minor Mode
  • Superlocrian Minor Mode
  • Pentatonic Scales and Modes
  • Pentatonic Minor Scale
  • Pentatonic Mode 2
  • Pentatonic Mode 3
  • Pentatonic Mode 4
  • Pentatonic Dominat Mode
  • Altered Pentatonic Mode
  • Pentatonic Major Scale
  • Diminished and Augmented Scales
  • Diminished Scale
  • Diminished Arpeggio
  • Augmented Scale
  • Augmented Arpeggio
  • Augmented 5th Scale
  • Other Scales
  • Algerian Scale
  • Altered Dominant Scale
  • Arabian Scale
  • Augmented Fifth Scale
  • Balinese Scale
  • Bartok Scale
  • BeBop Scale
  • Blues Major Scale
  • Blues Mode
  • Byzantine Scale
  • Chinese Scale
  • Dominant 7th Arpeggio
  • Egyptian Scale
  • Enigmatic Scale
  • Ethiopian Scale
  • Gypsy Scale
  • Half-Whole Scale
  • Hawaiian Scale
  • Hindu Scale
  • Hirajoshi Scale
  • Hungarian Gypsy Scale
  • Hungarian Major Scale
  • Hungarian Minor Scale
  • Ionian Harmonic Mode
  • Iwato Scale
  • Japanese Scale
  • Javanese Scale
  • Jazz Minor Mode
  • Jewish Scale
  • Kumoi Scale
  • Leading Whole Tone Scale
  • Mohammedan Scale
  • Mongolian Scale
  • Neapolitan Major Scale
  • Neapolitan Minor Scale
  • Oriental Scale
  • Overtone Scale
  • Pelog Scale
  • Persian Scale
  • Spanish 8 Tone Scale
  • Spanish Scale
  • Whole Tone Scale
  • Whole-Half Scale

Scales are groups of notes ordered by pitch or frequency, either going up in pitch or down. To learn guitar scales is a great way of exploring the fretboard of the guitar and finding the patterns that will help you with improvising solos and also it will increase the flexibility and strength of your fingers the more exercises you do. The very first guitar scale we recommend you learn is the minor pentatonic. You will probably be amazed at how familiar this scale is as its used in so much rock and pop music and is easy to fit over many styles of songs.
When learning guitar scales, it's very important to start slowly and accurately, then build up speed gradually. A case of making a strong foundation before you get faster.

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