Scales

The Jimmy Page Scale

March 7, 2013 2 Comments

Learn the scale behind some of the greatest Led Zeppelin solos ever including “Heartbreaker”

The SRV Scale

February 4, 2013 No Comments

Learn the scale SRV used to create some of his signature Texas blues licks

Play Like Slowhand With The Clapton Scale

January 29, 2013 No Comments

Today we’ll modify the minor pentatonic scale like Eric Clapton to capture his signature unplugged sound.

“I’ve Created A Monster!” – Using Hybrid Scales

August 18, 2011 No Comments

Today we’ll be using multiple scales and modes to create exotic, advanced metal sounds.

The Bebop Scale

August 15, 2011 No Comments

The bebop scale is one of the secrets behind playing those fluid, smooth jazz lines we often associate with the style. Today we’ll show you where it comes from!

Latin Classic Rock With Harmonic Minor

August 11, 2011 No Comments

We’ve got a brand new scale today – harmonic minor. This scale is used for Latin styles as well as classical sounds and is the scale of choice for a player like Carlos Santana.

Harmonic Minor Scale

August 8, 2011 1 Comment

Today we’ve got another essential scale for blues lead – this time the harmonic minor scale. It’s perfect for Latin style soloing, so let’s get started!

The Blues Scale

August 8, 2011 No Comments

Today we’re learning perhaps the most important thing you’ll ever need to play blues lead – the legendary blues scale.

Intro to the Blues Group

August 6, 2011 No Comments

Welcome to the Blues Group! The Blues Group consists of several key scales and additions that work very well for blues soloing, each with it’s own flavor.

The Blues Group – The Funk Note

August 6, 2011 No Comments

Now it’s time for the most groovin’ member of the Blues Group – the funk note. This note has some serious mojo and is one of the secrets behind all things funk.

The Blues Group – Dorian Scale

August 6, 2011 No Comments

The next member of the Blues Group is also the jazziest – this time it’s the Dorian scale. The Dorian scale is great for Latin, jazz based blues, and more.

The Blues Group – Blue Note

August 6, 2011 No Comments

You couldn’t have the blues group without the blue note! By just adding one note you can infuse some serious soul into your solos. We’ll show you how.

The Blues Group – Black Dog Note

August 6, 2011 No Comments

Next up in our blues group is the black dog note. This note creates a smooth flow back to our root note and has been used by Zeppelin, Kiss, Black Sabbath, and more.

The Zakk Wylde Box

August 2, 2011 1 Comment

The Zakk Wylde box actually consists of several other boxes strung together to give us one area to effortlessly create blistering riffs. We’ll show you how it all works!

The Phrygian Scale

August 2, 2011 No Comments

We’ve got another scale up today, this time it’s the Phygian mode. This scale is used in classical Spanish, metal, and more. So let’s get started!

The Mixolydian Scale

August 2, 2011 No Comments

The Mixolydian scale is a great tool for soloing in classic rock, blues, jazz, southern rock, and pop styles. It’s extremely versatile and a must know for guitar players.

The Lydian Scale

August 1, 2011 No Comments

Next up we’ve got the Lydian scale, often called the dreamy scale for its air like quality. However, it’s also very common in jazz and progressive rock!

Looking for Soloing Positions

August 1, 2011 1 Comment

A major part of soloing is creating a game plan of where you can solo. We’ll show how to do this so that you can be confident as you rip up the fretboard.

The Locrian Scale

August 1, 2011 No Comments

Today we’ve got one of the weirdest sounding scales out there – the Locrian mode. It’s the last mode of the major scale and will let you get some out there sounds!

The Ionian Mode

July 28, 2011 No Comments

The first mode we’ve got is the Ionian scale. While the actual scale won’t be anything new, the pattern will be!

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