Tuesday, March 8, 2016

SCALES AND HOW THEY WORK

SCALES ARE MOVEABLE

Any scale, or mode, for that matter, are built on intewrvals, or the distance beween notes.  On a fretboard, these intervals are called steps.  A half step is equal to the distance of one fret space.  A whole step is equal to the distance of two fret spaces.    This is why scales are moveable, meaning you can move the entire scale shape up or down the fretboard, and move the shape from one key to another, and the intervals between the notes stay the same.  Here is an example of the minor pentatonic scale in the key of A;
e____________________________________________5___8___
b____________________________________5___8___________
g____________________________5___7___________________
d____________________5___7___________________________
a____________5___7___________________________________
e____(5)__8___________________________________________

Now compare the distance or intervals between notes on this scale in the key of a to the same scale, but now in the key of G below.

e_____________________________________________3___6___
b_____________________________________3___6___________
g_____________________________3___5___________________
d_____________________3___5___________________________
a_____________3___5___________________________________
e____(3)___6___________________________________________

It is the exact same distance between notes, we simply moved the shape of the scale - and this is how you move a scale from key to key anywhere on the fretboard.  It doesn't matter what the scale is, they are moveable, just like this one.  This is why you will sometimes hear someone say, once you learn one scale, you have learned 12 scales.  From the open position at the nut to the 12th fret, you have 12 different keys you play any given scale in, simply by sliding the shape around.  From the 12 fret up to the body of the guitar all your notes along the fretboard simply repeat themselves, one octave higher.  Pluck the low e (thick string) without fretting the string, you have an E note.  Fret the same string at the 12th fret, you have the same E note, one octave higher.

On the first example above, on the scale you will notice the note (5).  This is the root note of that scale, the 5th fret of the low E string being an A note makes the scale an A minor pentatonic.  On example 2, the scale shape was moved, and the new root note became (3), or G minor pentatonic, since the note at the 3rd fret of the low E string is a G note.  Sometimes you will see these referred to as box positions.  The A note of the minor pentatonic scale is located on the 5th fret, so this would be considered  the 5th position, or 5th box position.  The G root note is located on the 3rd fret, so this now becomes the 3rd position.

It's often times called playing within a box because of the distance or intervals between all the notes within that scale shape.  All the notes can be easily reached without having to move or slide your hand up or down the fretboard.  The only problem with playing within a box position is that over time, as you advance as a player, it becomes limited as to what you can do in such a small area of the fretboard.  This is where long scales can come into play.  They contain the same notes as the box positions, but they cover a much wider range of the fretboard.  And yes, long scales are moveable as well.  Here is an example of the A minor pentatonic scale in the key of A, long version.

e____________________________________________10__12__15__17__
b_________________________________8__10__13__________________
g__________________________7__9______________________________
d_______________5__7__10_____________________________________
a_________5__7_______________________________________________
e__(5)__8_____________________________________________________

Now here is the same moveable scale but now in the key of G

e______________________________________________8__10__13__15__
b___________________________________6__8__11__________________
g____________________________5__7_____________________________
d__________________3__5__8____________________________________
a___________3__5______________________________________________
e____(3)__6____________________________________________________

As you can see, long scales really do open up the fretboard, but they do take longer to learn.  And with long scales, you now have to move your fretting hand up and down the neck as you move from note to note.  One way to move around quickly within a long scale is to slide up to some of your notes.  Just as a quick example, you could take the notes on the B string, and pluck the 6th, slide up to the 8, and hammer onto the 11.

For the serious and more advanced player, even long scales become limiting, and they want a little added color or tone to the scale.  Many dress up a scale, and there are many ways of doint this.  One way is to take two scales and mix some of the notes together, to come up with a completely new scale, their own creation.  But if you are not that advanced or simply starting out, the better route would be to do a much easier dressing up of a scale by simply adding one, maybe two notes from outside the scale you are using.  Which notes to add?  That is where being creative comes into play, and different players will add different notes.  Use this as your rule - if you play your scale with the added note and it sounds good, then go with it.

GUITAR SCALES FOR OPEN G TUNING

MINOR PENTATONIC SCALE - KEY OF A

d______________________________________5___(7)___
b_________________________________5_____________
g__________________________5__7_________________
d__________________5__(7)________________________
g________5__7__9________________________________
d___(7)__________________________________________



MINOR PENTATONIC SCALE  -  KEY OF C

d_____________________________________________8___(10)___
b_________________________________________8_____________
g________________________________8___10_________________
d______________________8___(10)__________________________
g_________8___10__12____________________________________
d____(10)_________________________________________________



MINOR PENTATONIC SCALE  -  KEY OF D

d____________________________________________________10___(12)___
b_______________________________________________10_____________
g_____________________________________10___12___________________
d__________________________10___(12)_____________________________
g___________10___12___14________________________________________
d_____(12)_______________________________________________________



MINOR PENTATONIC SCALE  -  KEY OF E

d____________________________________________0____(2)____
b_______________________________________0_______________
g_______________________________0___2___________________
d______________________0___(2)___________________________
g__________0___2___4____________________________________
d_____(2)________________________________________________



MINOR PENTATONIC SCALE  -  KEY OF G

d______________________________________________3___(5)___
b_________________________________________3_____________
g________________________________3___5__________________
d______________________3___(5)___________________________
g__________3___5___7____________________________________
d_____(5)________________________________________________



BLUES PENTATONIC SCALE  -  IN OPEN G TUNING


BLUES PENTATONIC SCALE - KEY OF A

d__________________________________________________5___(7)___
b_____________________________________________5_____________
g_________________________________5___7___8_________________
d_______________________5___(7)______________________________
g_________5__7__8__9________________________________________
d____(7)_____________________________________________________



BLUES PENTATONIC SCALE - KEY OF C

d_____________________________________________________8___(10)___
b_________________________________________________8_____________
g_____________________________________8__10__11_________________
d___________________________8___(10)_____________________________
g__________8___10__12__13_______________________________________
d____(10)________________________________________________________



BLUES PENTATONIC SCALE - KEY OF D

d_______________________________________________________10___(12)___
b__________________________________________________10______________
g_____________________________________10__12__13___________________
d___________________________10__(12)________________________________
g__________10__12__14__15__________________________________________
d____(12)____________________________________________________________



BLUES PENTATONIC SCALE - KEY OF E

d_______________________________________________0___(2)___
b___________________________________________0______________
g_______________________________0___2___3__________________
d______________________0___(2)______________________________
g_________0__2__4__5_______________________________________
d____(2)____________________________________________________



BLUES PENTATONIC SCALE  - KEY FO G

d__________________________________________________3___(5)___
b______________________________________________3____________
g__________________________________3___5___6________________
d_________________________3___(5)____________________________
g_________3___5___7___8_____________________________________
d____(5)_____________________________________________________

SLIDING SCALE FOR LEAD GUITAR

SLIDING SCALE - key og G
e_________________________________________________________10___12 / (15)__
b___________________________________________(8)___10 / 12_________________
g___________________________________7___9______________________________
d_______________________(5)___7 / 9______________________________________
a_______________5___7__________________________________________________
e____(3)__5 / 7__________________________________________________________



SLIDING SCALE  -  key of A
e_____________________________________________________________12__14 / (17)__
b______________________________________________(10)___12 / 14________________
g_____________________________________9___11_______________________________
d________________________(7)___9 / 11________________________________________
a________________7___9_____________________________________________________
e____(5)___7 / 9_____________________________________________________________



SLIDING SCALE  -  key of C
e____________________________________________________________15__17 / (20)__
b_______________________________________________(13)__15 / 17_______________
g______________________________________12___14____________________________
d_________________________(10)__12 / 14_____________________________________
a________________10__12___________________________________________________
e___(8)___10 / 12___________________________________________________________

SLIDING SCALE  -  key of D
e________________________________________________________________17__19 / (22)_
b___________________________________________________(15)__17 / 19______________
g_________________________________________14___16____________________________
d___________________________(12)__14 / 16______________________________________
a_________________12___14____________________________________________________
e___(10)__12 / 14______________________________________________________________



SLIDING SCALE  -  key of E
e_______________________________________________________________19__21 / (24)__
b__________________________________________________(17)__19 / 21_______________
g________________________________________16___18_____________________________
d__________________________(14)__16 / 18_______________________________________
a________________14___16_____________________________________________________
e___(12)__14 / 16______________________________________________________________

 /  means to slide up from one note to the next.

MEXOLYDIAN MODE

MEXOLYDIAN  MODE  - key of A
e______________________________________________________________(5)___7___9___
b__________________________________________________5___7___8________________
g______________________________________4___6___7____________________________
d_________________________4___5___(7)________________________________________
a_____________4___5___7_____________________________________________________
e____(5)___7_________________________________________________________________



MEXOLYDIAN  MODE  - key of C
e________________________________________________________________(8)__10__12_
b______________________________________________________8__10__11____________
g_________________________________________7___9___10________________________
d___________________________7___8___(10)_____________________________________
a______________7___8___10___________________________________________________
e____(8)___10________________________________________________________________



 MEXOLYDIAN  MODE  - key of D
e________________________________________________________________(10)__12__14_
b____________________________________________________10__12__13______________
g________________________________________9__11__12___________________________
d___________________________9__10__(12)_______________________________________
a______________9__10___12____________________________________________________
e____(10)__12_________________________________________________________________



MEXOLYDIAN  MODE  - key of E
e__________________________________________________________________(12)__14__16
b______________________________________________________12__14__15_____________
g________________________________________11__13__14___________________________
d__________________________11__12__(14)________________________________________
a_____________11__12__14______________________________________________________
e___(12)__14___________________________________________________________________



MEXOLYDIAN  MODE  - key of G
e______________________________________________________________(3)___5___7__
b__________________________________________________3___5___6_______________
g______________________________________2___4___5___________________________
d_________________________2___3___(5)_______________________________________
a_____________2___3___5____________________________________________________
e____(3)___5________________________________________________________________

LYDIAN MODE

LYDIAN  MODE  - key of A
e__________________________________________________________4___(5)___7___
b______________________________________________4___5___7________________
g______________________________________4___6____________________________
d_________________________4___6___(7)____________________________________
a_____________4___6___7_________________________________________________
e____(5)___7_____________________________________________________________

e

LYDIAN  MODE  - key of C
e_____________________________________________________________7__(8)__10__
b_________________________________________________7___8___10_____________
g_________________________________________7___9__________________________
d___________________________7___9___(10)__________________________________
a______________7___9___10________________________________________________
e____(8)___10_____________________________________________________________



LYDIAN  MODE  - key of D
e__________________________________________________________9___(10)___12__
b______________________________________________9__10__12_________________
g______________________________________9__11_____________________________
d_________________________9__11__(12)_____________________________________
a_____________9__11__12__________________________________________________
e___(10)__12______________________________________________________________



LYDIAN  MODE  - key of E
e________________________________________________________________11__(12)__14
b___________________________________________________11__12__14______________
g_________________________________________11___13___________________________
d___________________________11__13__(14)_____________________________________
a______________11__13__14___________________________________________________
e____(12)__14________________________________________________________________



LYDIAN  MODE  - key of G
e__________________________________________________________2___(3)___5___
b______________________________________________2___3___5________________
g______________________________________2___4____________________________
d_________________________2___4___(5)____________________________________
a_____________2___4___5_________________________________________________
e____(3)___5_____________________________________________________________

ACOLIAN MODE

ACOLIAN  MODE  - key of A
e______________________________________________________________(5)___7___8___
b__________________________________________________5___6___8________________
g______________________________________4___5___7____________________________
d_____________________________5___(7)________________________________________
a_________________5___7___8_________________________________________________
e____(5)___7___8_____________________________________________________________



ACOLIAN  MODE  - key of C
e_____________________________________________________________(8)__10__11__
b__________________________________________________8__9__11_______________
g_______________________________________7__8__10__________________________
d_____________________________8___(10)_____________________________________
a_________________8__10__11_______________________________________________
e____(8)__10__11___________________________________________________________



ACOLIAN  MODE  - key of D
e_________________________________________________________________(10)__12__13_
b____________________________________________________10__11__13________________
g_________________________________________9__10__12____________________________
d______________________________10___(12)_______________________________________
a_________________10__12__13___________________________________________________
e___(10)__12__13_______________________________________________________________



ACOLIAN  MODE  - key of  E
e___________________________________________________________________(12)__14__15
b______________________________________________________12__13__15______________
g_________________________________________11__12__14___________________________
d______________________________12___(14)________________________________________
a_________________12__14__15___________________________________________________
e___(12)__14__15________________________________________________________________



ACOLIAN  MODE  - key of G
e______________________________________________________________(3)___5___6__
b__________________________________________________3___4___6_______________
g______________________________________2___3___5___________________________
d_____________________________3___(5)_______________________________________
a_________________3___5___6________________________________________________
e____(3)___5___6____________________________________________________________

LOCRIAN MODE

LOCRIAN MODE - key of A
e____________________________________________________________(5)___6___8___
b________________________________________________4___6___8________________
g________________________________________5___7____________________________
d___________________________5___(7)___8___________________________________
a__________________5___6___8_____________________________________________
e____(5)___6____8_________________________________________________________



LOCRIAN MODE  - key of C
e____________________________________________________________(8)__9__11__
b_________________________________________________7__9__11______________
g________________________________________8___10_________________________
d___________________________8__(10)__11__________________________________
a________________8__9__11_______________________________________________
e____(8)__9__11__________________________________________________________



LOCRIAN MODE  - key of D
e________________________________________________________________(10)__11__13
b_____________________________________________________9__11__13____________
g____________________________________________10__12_________________________
d______________________________10__(12)__13_________________________________
a_________________10__11__13_______________________________________________
e___(10)__11__13____________________________________________________________



LOCRIAN  MODE  - key of E
e________________________________________________________________(12)__13__15
b____________________________________________________11__13__15_____________
g____________________________________________12__14_________________________
d______________________________12__(14)__15__________________________________
a_________________12__13__15________________________________________________
e___(12)__13__15_____________________________________________________________



LOCRIAN  MODE - key of G
e______________________________________________________________(3)___4___6__
b__________________________________________________2___4___6_______________
g__________________________________________3___5___________________________
d_____________________________3___(5)___6___________________________________
a_________________3___4___6________________________________________________
e____(3)___4___6____________________________________________________________

PHRYGIAN SCALE

PHRYGIAN  - scale in key of A
 e______________________________________________________________(5)___6___8___
 b__________________________________________________5___6___8________________
g__________________________________________5___7____________________________
 d____________________________5___(7)___8____________________________________
 a________________5___7___8__________________________________________________
e____(5)___6___8___ __________________________________________________________



 PHRYGIAN  - scale in key of C
 e___________________________________________________________________(8)__9__11
 b_______________________________________________________8___9___11___________
 g______________________________________________8___10________________________
 d_______________________________8___(10)___11_________________________________
a__________________8___10___11________________________________________________
 e___(8)___9___11______________________________________________________________



 PHRYGIAN  - scale in key of D
 e_________________________________________________________________(10)__11__13
 b____________________________________________________10__11__13______________
 g____________________________________________10__11__________________________
 d______________________________10__(12)__13___________________________________
 a_________________10__12__13_________________________________________________
 e___(10)__11__13______________________________________________________________



PHRYGIAN  - scale in key of E
 e______________________________________________________________((12)__13__15
b___________________________________________________12__13__15______________
 g__________________________________________12__13__________________________
 d_____________________________12__(14)__15__________________________________
 a_________________12__14__15_______________________________________________
e____(12)__13__15__ _________________________________________________________



 PHRYGIAN  - scale in key of  G
 e_____________________________________________________________(3)__4__6__
 b_________________________________________________3___4___6_____________
g__________________________________________3___4_________________________
d_____________________________3___(5)___6_________________________________
 a_________________3___5___6_____________________________________________
 e____(3)___4___6_________________________________________________________

DORIAN SCALE

DORIAN  - scale in key of a
e_____________________________________________________(5)__7__8___
b___________________________________________5__7__8______________
g_________________________________4__5__7________________________
d______________________4__5__(7)_________________________________
a_______________5__7____________________________________________
e____(5)__7__8___________________________________________________



DORIAN  - scale in key of C
e___________________________________________________________(8)__10__11__
b_______________________________________________8__10__11_______________
g____________________________________7__8__10___________________________
d________________________7__8__(10)______________________________________
a________________8__10__________________________________________________
e___(8)__10__11__________________________________________________________



DORIAN  - scale in key of D
e______________________________________________________________(10)__12__13__
b__________________________________________________10__12__13_______________
g______________________________________9__10__12____________________________
d__________________________9__10__(12)_______________________________________
a_________________10__12____________________________________________________
e___(10)__12__13_____________________________________________________________



DORIAN  - scale in key of E
e_________________________________________________________________(12)__14__15
b_____________________________________________________12__14__15______________
g________________________________________11__12__14___________________________
d__________________________11__12__(14)________________________________________
a_________________12__14______________________________________________________
e___(12)__14__15_______________________________________________________________



DORIAN  - scale in key of G
e_____________________________________________________________(3)___5___6___
b_________________________________________________3___5___6________________
g____________________________________2___3___(5)____________________________
d_______________________2___3___(5)_________________________________________
a_______________3___5______________________________________________________
e____(3)__5__6______________________________________________________________

IONIAN SCALE

IONIAN - scale in key of A
e___________________________________________________________4__(5)__7__9__
b___________________________________________________5___7________________
g_______________________________________4___6___7________________________
d__________________________4___6___(7)____________________________________
a_____________4___5___7__________________________________________________
e____(5)___7______________________________________________________________



IONIAN - scale in key of C
e________________________________________________________7__(8)__10__12__
b________________________________________________8__10__________________
g_____________________________________7__9__10__________________________
d_________________________7__9__(10)_____________________________________
a______________7__8__10_________________________________________________
e____(8)___10____________________________________________________________



IONIAN  - scale in key of D
e__________________________________________________________9__(10)__12__14
b_________________________________________________10__12_________________
g_____________________________________9__11__12__________________________
d_________________________9__11__(12)_____________________________________
a_____________9__10__12__________________________________________________
e___(10)__12______________________________________________________________



IONIAN  - scale in key of E
e______________________________________________________________11__(12)__14__16
b_____________________________________________________12__14__________________
g________________________________________11__13__14___________________________
d__________________________11__13__(14)________________________________________
a_____________11__12__14______________________________________________________
e___(12)__14___________________________________________________________________



IONIAN  - scale in key of G
 e_________________________________________________________2___(3)___5___7__
 b_________________________________________________3___4___________________
 g_____________________________________2___4___5___________________________
 d________________________2___5___(6)_______________________________________
 a____________2___3___5____________________________________________________
 e___(3)___5________________________________________________________________

SPANISH GYPSY GUITAR SCALE

SPANISH GYPSY SCALE - key of a
e_____________________________________________________(5)__6__9___
b___________________________________________5__6__8______________
g____________________________________6__7________________________
d_________________________5__(7)__8_______________________________
a____________4__5__7__8__________________________________________
e____(5)__6_______________________________________________________



SPANISH GYPSY SCALE  - key of C
e___________________________________________________________(8)__9__12___
b________________________________________________8__9__11_______________
g________________________________________9__10__________________________
d___________________________8__(10)__11__________________________________
a____________7__8__10__11_______________________________________________
e____(8)__9______________________________________________________________



SPANISH GYPSY SCALE - key of D
e_________________________________________________________________(10)__11__14__
b____________________________________________________10__11__13________________
g___________________________________________11__12_____________________________
d_____________________________10__(12)__13______________________________________
a______________9__10__12__13___________________________________________________
e____(10)__11___________________________________________________________________



SPANISH GYPSY GUITAR SCALE - key of E
e___________________________________________________________________(12)__13__16
b______________________________________________________12__13__15_______________
g_____________________________________________13__14____________________________
d_______________________________12__(13)__14_____________________________________
a______________11__12__14__15___________________________________________________
e____(12)__13____________________________________________________________________



SPANISH GYPSY GUITAR SCALE - key of G
e______________________________________________________________(3)___4___7___
b__________________________________________________3___4___6________________
g__________________________________________4___5____________________________
d_____________________________3___(4)___5____________________________________
a____________2___3___5___6__________________________________________________
e____(3)__4__________________________________________________________________

HUNGARIAN GYPSY SCALE

GYPSY SCALE - key of A
e______________________________________________________4__(5)__7__8___
b____________________________________________4__5__6_________________
g____________________________________4___5___________________________
d___________________________6___(7)___________________________________
a_________________6__7__8____________________________________________
e____(5)___7___8______________________________________________________



GYPSY SCALE - key of D
e______________________________________________________________9__(10)__12__13__
b__________________________________________________9__10__11___________________
g_________________________________________9___10_______________________________
d_______________________________11__(12)________________________________________
a__________________11__12__13__________________________________________________
e____(10)__12__13_______________________________________________________________



GYPSY SCALE - key of E
e_______________________________________________________________11__(12)__14__15
b__________________________________________________11__12__13__________________
g_________________________________________11__12_______________________________
d_______________________________13__(14)________________________________________
a__________________12__14__15__________________________________________________
e___(12)___14__15_______________________________________________________________



GYPSY SCALE - key of G
e_______________________________________________________2___(3)___5___6___
b___________________________________________2___3___4_____________________
g___________________________________2___3________________________________
d__________________________4___(5)_________________________________________
a________________3__5__6__________________________________________________
e____(3)___5__6____________________________________________________________

BLUES SCALE - VARIATION 2

BLUES SCALE  - key of A
e_________________________________________________________4__(5)__8__9___
b_______________________________________________4__5__8_________________
g_____________________________________5__6__7___________________________
d__________________________5__6__(7)_____________________________________
a_____________4__5__6__7________________________________________________
e____(5)___8_____________________________________________________________



BLUES SCALE - key of C
e_____________________________________________________________7__(8)__11__12__
b__________________________________________________7__8__11__________________
g_______________________________________8__9__10_____________________________
d___________________________8__9__(10)________________________________________
a_____________7__8__9__10____________________________________________________
e____(8)__11__________________________________________________________________



BLUES SCALE - key of D
e__________________________________________________________________9__(10)_13_14
b______________________________________________________9__10__13________________
g_________________________________________10__11__12____________________________
d___________________________10__11__(12)_________________________________________
a____________9__10__11__12______________________________________________________
e__(10)__13______________________________________________________________________



BLUES SCALE - key of E
e_______________________________________________________________11_(12)__15__16
b___________________________________________________11__12__15________________
g_______________________________________12__13__14____________________________
d__________________________12__13__(14)________________________________________
a__________11__12__13__14_____________________________________________________
e_(12)__15_____________________________________________________________________



BLUES SCALE - key of G
e_______________________________________________________2__(3)__6__7___
b_____________________________________________2__3__6_________________
g___________________________________3__4__5___________________________
d________________________3__4__(5)_____________________________________
a___________2__3__4__5________________________________________________
e___(3)__6_____________________________________________________________

BLUES SCALE - VARIATION 1

BLUES SCALE - key of A
e___________________________________________________4__(5)__8___
b_________________________________________4__5__8______________
g__________________________________5__7________________________
d_______________________5__6__(7)_______________________________
a_____________5__6__7__________________________________________
e____(5)___8____________________________________________________



BLUES SCALE - key of C
e_______________________________________________________7__(8)__11___
b____________________________________________7__8__11_______________
g____________________________________8__10__________________________
d________________________8__9__(10)__________________________________
a_____________8__9__10______________________________________________
e____(8)__11_________________________________________________________



BLUES SCALE - key of D
e______________________________________________________________9__(10)__13___
b__________________________________________________9__10__13________________
g_________________________________________10__12____________________________
d___________________________10__11__(12)_____________________________________
a______________10__11__12___________________________________________________
e____(10)__13________________________________________________________________



BLUES SCALE - key of E
e________________________________________________________________11__(12)__15__
b___________________________________________________11__12__15________________
g_________________________________________12___14_____________________________
d___________________________12__13__(14)_______________________________________
a______________12__13__14_____________________________________________________
e___(12)___15__________________________________________________________________

THE MIXOLYDIAN SCALE

MIXOLYDIAN - scale in key of A
e_________________________________________________5__(7)__9___
b________________________________________5__7__8_____________
g______________________________4__6__7_______________________
d____________________4__5__(7)________________________________
a___________4__5__7__________________________________________
e___(5)__7____________________________________________________



MIXOLYDIAN - scale in key of C
e____________________________________________________________(8)__10__12__
b________________________________________________8__10__11_______________
g_____________________________________7__9__10___________________________
d_________________________7__8__(10)______________________________________
a______________7__8__10__________________________________________________
e____(8)___10_____________________________________________________________



MIXOLYDIAN - scale in key of D
e________________________________________________________________(10)__12__14__
b___________________________________________________10__12__13________________
g_______________________________________9__11__12_____________________________
d__________________________9__10__(12)_________________________________________
a______________9__10__12______________________________________________________
e____(10)__12__________________________________________________________________



MIXOLYDIAN - scale in key of E
e__________________________________________________________________(12)__14__16_
b______________________________________________________12__14__15______________
g_________________________________________11__13__14___________________________
d___________________________11__12__(14)________________________________________
a______________11__12__14______________________________________________________
e___(12)___14___________________________________________________________________



MIXOLYDIAN - scale in key of G
e_____________________________________________________(3)__5__7___
b___________________________________________3__5__6_______________
g_________________________________2__4__5_________________________
d______________________2__3__(5)___________________________________
a____________2__3__5_______________________________________________
e____(3)__5_________________________________________________________

THE NATURAL MINOR SCALE

NATURAL  MINOR - scale in key of A
e______________________________________________________________(5)___7___8___
b__________________________________________________5___6___8________________
g______________________________________4___5___7____________________________
d_____________________________5___(7)________________________________________
a_________________5___7___8_________________________________________________
e___(5)____7___8_____________________________________________________________



NATURAL MINOR - scale in key of C
e______________________________________________________________(8)__10__11___
b____________________________________________________8__9__11_______________
g_______________________________________7___8___10__________________________
d____________________________8___(10)________________________________________
a________________8__10__11__________________________________________________
e___(8)__10__11______________________________________________________________



NATURAL MINOR - scale in key of D
e______________________________________________________________(10)__12__13__
b_________________________________________________10__11__13________________
g_____________________________________9__10__12_____________________________
d____________________________10__(12)________________________________________
a________________10__12__13_________________________________________________
e___(10)__12__13_____________________________________________________________



NATURAL MINOR - scale ion key of E
e________________________________________________________________(12)__14__15__
b____________________________________________________12__13__15_______________
g_______________________________________11__12__14____________________________
d______________________________12__(14)________________________________________
a_________________12__14__15__________________________________________________
e___(12)___14__15______________________________________________________________



NATURAL MINOR  - scale in key of G
e_____________________________________________________________(3)___5___6___
b_______________________________________________3____4____6________________
g___________________________________2___3___5______________________________
d__________________________3__(5)___________________________________________
a______________3___5___6___________________________________________________
e___(3)___5__6______________________________________________________________



NATURAL MINOR - scale in key of A
e_______________________________________________________________(17)__19__20__
b___________________________________________________17__18__20_______________
g_______________________________________16__17__19___________________________
d_____________________________17__(19)________________________________________
a_________________17__19__20_________________________________________________
e___(17)___19__20_____________________________________________________________

MINOR PENTATONIC BLUES SCALE

MINOR PENTATONIC BLUES - SCALE IN KEY OF A
e__________________________________________________________________(5)____8____
b________________________________________________________5____8_______________
g_________________________________________5____7____8_________________________
d______________________________5____(7)________________________________________
a_______________5____6____7___________________________________________________
e____(5)____8__________________________________________________________________



MINOR PENTATONIC BLUES - scale in key of C
e____________________________________________________________(8)___11___
b___________________________________________________8___11_____________
g_____________________________________8___10___11______________________
d___________________________8___(10)____________________________________
a______________8___9___10______________________________________________
e____(8)___11___________________________________________________________



MINOR PENTATONIC BLUES -  scale in key of D.
e________________________________________________________________________(10)__13
b_____________________________________________________________10____13__________
g____________________________________________10____12____13_____________________
d________________________________10___(12)_______________________________________
a_______________10___11___12____________________________________________________
e__(10)____13____________________________________________________________________




MINOR PENTATONIC BLUES - scale in key of E
e__________________________________________________________________(12)___15___
b________________________________________________________12___15______________
g_________________________________________12___14___15________________________
d______________________________12___(14)_______________________________________
a_______________12___13___14__________________________________________________
e____(12)___15_________________________________________________________________



MINOR PENTATONIC BLUES - scale in key of E open
e____________________________________________________________(0)____3____
b___________________________________________________0___3_______________
g______________________________________0___2___3________________________
d_____________________________0___(2)____________________________________
a_______________0____1___2______________________________________________
e____(0)____3____________________________________________________________



MINOR PENTATONIC BLUES - scale in key of A
e__________________________________________________________________(17)___20___
b________________________________________________________17___20______________
g_________________________________________17___19___20________________________
d______________________________17___(19)_______________________________________
a_______________17___18___19__________________________________________________
e____(17)___20_________________________________________________________________





major pentatonic guitar scale

 MAJOR PENTATONIC - scale in key of A
e_________________________________________________________(5)____7____
b______________________________________________5____7________________
g____________________________________4____6__________________________
d_________________________4____(7)____________________________________
a_______________4____7_______________________________________________
e____(5)____7_________________________________________________________



MAJOR PENTATONIC - scale in key of C
e____________________________________________________________(8)____10____
b_________________________________________________8____10________________
g_______________________________________7____9___________________________
d___________________________7____(10)_____________________________________
a________________7____10_________________________________________________
e____(8)____10____________________________________________________________




MAJOR PENTATONIC  - scale in key of  D
e________________________________________________________________(10)____12____
b____________________________________________________10____12_________________
g_________________________________________9____11_____________________________
d_____________________________9____(12)________________________________________
a__________________9____12____________________________________________________
e_____(10)____12_______________________________________________________________




MAJOR PENTATONIC - scale in key of E
e________________________________________________________(12)___14___
b______________________________________________12___14______________
g____________________________________11___13________________________
d_________________________11___(14)__________________________________
a_______________11___14_____________________________________________
e____(12)___14_______________________________________________________



MAJOR  PENTATONIC - scale in key og G
e________________________________________________________(3)____5____
b______________________________________________3____5_______________
g____________________________________2____4_________________________
d_________________________2____(5)___________________________________
a_______________2____5______________________________________________
e____(3)____5________________________________________________________




MAJOR PENTATONIC - scale in key of A
e________________________________________________________(17)___19___
b______________________________________________17___19______________
g____________________________________16___18________________________
d_________________________16___(19)__________________________________
a_______________16___19_____________________________________________
e____(17)___19_______________________________________________________






MINOR PENTATONIC SCALE

minor pentatonic - scale in key of A
e________________________________________________________(5)____8____
b______________________________________________5____8_______________
g____________________________________5____7_________________________
d_________________________5____(7)___________________________________
a_______________5____7______________________________________________
e____(5)____8________________________________________________________



minor pentatonic - scale in key of C
e_____________________________________________________________(8)____11____
b__________________________________________________8____11________________
g_______________________________________8____10___________________________
d___________________________8____(10)______________________________________
a________________8____10__________________________________________________
e____(8)____11_____________________________________________________________



 MINOR PENTATONIC   -  SCALE IN KEY OF D
e__________________________________________________________________(10)____13____
b______________________________________________________10____13_________________
g__________________________________________10____12_____________________________
d_____________________________10____(12)_________________________________________
a_________________10____12______________________________________________________
e____(10)____13__________________________________________________________________




MINOR PENTATONIC  -  SCALE IN KEY OF E
e__________________________________________________________________(12)____15____
b______________________________________________________12____15_________________
g__________________________________________12____14_____________________________
d_____________________________12____(14)_________________________________________
a_________________12____14______________________________________________________
e____(12)____15__________________________________________________________________




minor pentatonic - scale in open E
e________________________________________________________(0)____3____
b______________________________________________0____3_______________
g____________________________________0____2_________________________
d_________________________0____(2)___________________________________
a_______________0____2______________________________________________
e____(0)____3________________________________________________________



minor pentatonic - scale in key of G
e________________________________________________________(3)____6____
b______________________________________________3____6_______________
g____________________________________3____5_________________________
d_________________________3____(5)___________________________________
a_______________3____5______________________________________________
e____(3)____6________________________________________________________



minor pentatonic - scale in key of A
e__________________________________________________________________(17)____20____
b______________________________________________________17____20_________________
g__________________________________________17____19_____________________________
d_____________________________17____(19)_________________________________________
a_________________17____19______________________________________________________
e____(17)____20__________________________________________________________________



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