Guitar Scales

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Improve Your Scale Knowledge on Guitar

This very driven, focused training program will, in only 12 weeks, get you to a scale knowledge level that takes most guitar players years to accomplish.

The course is designed to give you maximum progress, in the least amount of time possible.
This course is simultaneously very theoretical and very hands-on: you will be learning a lot of new material while playing all the time.

As a result of this course, in addition to your scale knowledge improving, you will also see your guitar solos improve a lot. Your improvisation skills will grow a lot and you’ll greatly increase your theory knowledge in a short time.

Why Do You Want to Take This Course?

There are many great advantages to knowing scales really well.
Those advantages include: better sounding guitar solos, better note choices, more freedom, greater ability to play through more complex chord changes, better theoretical understanding, more colorful playing, and much more.

In addition, the better one’s scale mastery, the easier it is to learn new songs, new chords, etc.

A better grasp of scale fingerings also results in better performance accuracy on stage.
The more in control you are on stage, the more appealing you are to your audience. That’s what stage presence is.
You’re less likely to make mistakes on stage when you are in command of your scale fingerings.

While this seems a totally unrelated perk: you will notice improvement in your picking technique and hand strength.
Due to the hands-on focus on playing various scale fingerings with great technique: your technical facility will get a lot better.

Who Benefits from Taking This Class?

If you want to discover more colors on the guitar: this class is for you.
We will cover a couple of the more exotic sounding scale colors, gypsy scales, Arabic textures, etc.
All these new colors will open up new exciting worlds for you in your playing.

This class is not for people who start out on guitar.
You want to have a minimum of 8 months regular practice to be able to keep up with this class.
It also helps if you already have some sense of the note names on the guitar, but is not a prerequisite.

You will learn a lot of high quality material in a short amount of time.
Wether you are lower intermediate or already highly advanced: in any case, you will get a lot out of this course.

Prerequisites

  1. 8 months of guitar playing/practice.
  2. Speak and understand some English.
  3. For in studio lessons: the only thing to bring is your guitar
  4. If you take the course from the comfort of your home through video conferencing: you need a computer, a working webcam, an internet connection, and Skype
  5. Recommended practice time: 40min a day. If you can do more, that is even better, but you’ll get great results with only 30 minutes of practice a day.

Course Objective

In 12 weeks time you will know a lot more scales, you’ll know the best possible fingerings, and you’ll have a deeper understanding of improvisation and music theory.
You will be able to solo over more complex chord progressions.
You will also come out of this course with a deep understanding of scales, modes, intervals and how the scale choice affects the atmosphere and color of a culture’s music.

You will be able to play guitar solos over Gypsy music, Flamenco music, Arabic music, Indian music, and more.
We’ll also cover all the symmetrical scales.
The material we’ll cover in those 12 weeks, will keep you practicing for many more months after the course.

The 12-Week Scale Mastery Course

  1. Week 1
    1. You will learn 14 scales today.
    2. Starts with The 1-Note Scale.
    3. The Chromatic Scale (12-Note Scale)
    4. The Difference between Key and Scale.
    5. How to figure out the key to a song.
    6. The eleven 2-note scales.
    7. Major scale theory
    8. The C major scale linear
    9. Half step locations
    10. Single String Soloing (with the 2-note scales) and the major scale.

  2. Week 2
    1. Quick review past week + testing.
    2. Single string soloing Next Level: creativity and phrasing.
    3. Review of the study of intervals: memorize the names of the eleven 2-note scales.
    4. The 3-note scale: C E G horizontal on every string
    5. The 3-note scale: C E G vertical on every string set (+ inversion fingerings)
    6. The A minor pentatonic scale linear. (1 b3 4 5 b7)
    7. The A minor pentatonic scale in 4-note building blocks
    8. The 5 in-position fingerings for the A minor pentatonic scale
    9. Discuss the 5 fingerings of the A minor pentatonic scale as modes.
    10. Feedback, corrections, pointers and guidance for maximum results.

  3. Week 3
    1. Quick review past week + testing.
    2. Assessment of your progress. Further feedback to boost your current results, if required.
    3. The 7 in-position fingerings of the C major scale
    4. The Study of The Modes.
    5. Feedback, corrections, pointers and guidance for maximum results.
    6. Theory: the relative major-minor scale.

  4. Week 4
    1. Quick review past week + testing.
    2. Assessment of your progress. Further feedback to boost your current results, if required.
    3. Key signatures. The theory of how to figure out all the notes in all 12 major scales.
    4. Scale formulas Theory
    5. Feedback, corrections, pointers and guidance for maximum results.

  5. Week 5
    1. Quick review past week + testing.
    2. Assessment of your progress. Further feedback to boost your current results, if required.
    3. Key signatures: testing, feedback.
    4. Pentatonic Scale Sequences & Patterns.
    5. Major Scale Sequences & Patterns.
    6. The Blues Scale
    7. Feedback, corrections, pointers and guidance for maximum results.

  6. Week 6
    1. Quick review past week + testing.
    2. Assessment of your progress. Further feedback to boost your current results, if required.
    3. The Melodic Minor Scale theory
    4. The Melodic Minor Scale linear
    5. The Melodic Minor Scale In-Position fingerings.
    6. The Melodic Minor Scale key signature application.
    7. The 7 Modes of Melodic Minor
    8. Feedback, corrections, pointers and guidance for maximum results.

  7. Week 7
    1. Quick review past week + testing.
    2. Assessment of your progress. Further feedback to boost your current results, if required.
    3. The Whole Tone Scale
    4. The Diminished 1/2 Whole Scale.
    5. Feedback, corrections, pointers and guidance for maximum results.

  8. Week 8
    1. Quick review past week + testing.
    2. Assessment of your progress. Further feedback to boost your current results, if required.
    3. The Harmonic Minor Scale theory
    4. The Harmonic Minor Scale linear
    5. The Harmonic Minor Scale In-Position fingerings.
    6. The Harmonic Minor Scale key signature application.
    7. The 7 Modes of Harmonic Minor
    8. Feedback, corrections, pointers and guidance for maximum results.

  9. Week 9
    1. Quick review past week + testing.
    2. Assessment of your progress. Further feedback to boost your current results, if required.
    3. The Harmonic Major Scale formula and theory
    4. The Harmonic Major Scale linear
    5. The 7 Modes of the Harmonic Major Scale
    6. The Arabic Scale formula and theory
    7. The Arabic Scale Scale linear
    8. Feedback, corrections, pointers and guidance for maximum results.

  10. Week 10
    1. Quick review past week + testing.
    2. Assessment of your progress. Further feedback to boost your current results, if required.
    3. The Persian Scale theory and formula
    4. The Persian Scale linear
    5. The Oriental Scale theory and formula
    6. The Oriental Scale linear
    7. The Indian (Pentatonic) Scale theory and formula (The Connection to C Mixo)
    8. The Indian Scale linear
    9. The Indian Scale in-position.
    10. Feedback, corrections, pointers and guidance for maximum results.

  11. Week 11
    1. Quick review past week + testing.
    2. Assessment of your progress. Further feedback to boost your current results, if required.
    3. The Hungarian Gypsy Scale
    4. The Hungarian Gypsy Scale with raised 7th
    5. The Romanian Gypsy Scale
    6. The Hungarian Major (Gypsy) Scale
    7. Feedback, corrections, pointers and guidance for maximum results.

  12. Week 12
    Last week of the program.
    This lesson we’ll fine tune your approach, and give you extra exercises and guidance to keep improving.

    1. Quick review past week + testing.
    2. Assessment of your progress. Further feedback to boost your current results, if required.
    3. The 2048 Possible Scales in Music.
    4. The Egyptian Scale
    5. Various chromatic scales. (3-note, 4-note, 5-note, 6-note, etc.)
    6. Various 3-note scales (135, 1b35, 13#5, 1b3b5, 125, 145, 15b7, etc)
    7. Feedback for further practice, including pointers and guidance for maximum results.
    8. Including a FREE 2048 scales BONUS booklet. This FREE book will keep you busy learning for years to come.

If you want to come an incredibly long way in only 12 weeks time.
If you want to become a much better soloist and musician…
If you want to know way more scales than 99% of all guitar players… in only 12 weeks…

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