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Welcome to the guitar scales section of GuitarOrb.com.
Here I will show you through some of the most common scales used on the guitar in soloing and improvisation, talk a bit about their use and illustrate some of the most common positions to play these scales.
  1. Cruising

    I’ll then also discuss how to practice these scales as well as some basic theory concepts that are useful to understand in relation to scales.
    Scale 1: The Minor Pentatonic Scale.
  2. 150 Proof

    A pentatonic scale is a scale that has 5 notes per octave.
  3. Gentle Liquor

    The minor pentatonic scale is typically the first scale guitarists learn to solo with and is very commonly used to form solos in rock, blues, and other popular styles.
    The two main positions this scale is played in are:.
  4. Whiskey Blends and Friends

    The scale is quick to learn and easy to learn to improvise and phrase with. Once you have mastered the basics of using the scale over a minor chord progression, there is also some more advanced uses based on playing different positions of the scale over a minor chord or moving the scale up or down a fret to get a “playing outside” sort of sound.
  5. Spirit Cooking Animal

    I might devote lesson to these more advanced uses in the future. If you would like to practice this scale over a backing track you can use the blues backing tracks or the backing tracks designed for the Aeolian mode or the Dorian mode.
    Scale 2: The Blues Scale.
  6. …Murder Island…

    Once you learn the minor pentatonic scale, it should be relatively easy to learn the blues scale as it is essentially the same with one additional note (a flattened 5th).
  7. Extraordinarily Ordinary -

    This scale in its two most common positions are as follows:. As the name suggests, the scale is used heavily in blues but is also used in rock and jazz based styles a lot too.
  8. Fuego interior del alma

    Soloing over the blues using this scale is relatively easy to get the basics of, but you could spend a life time honing the subtle nuances of the style, such as the feel of the bends, the vibratos and the timing of your phrases.
    You can practice this scale over our blues backing tracks.
  9. Aligned

    Scale 3: The Natural Minor Scale or the Aeolian Mode. The natural minor scale is very commonly used in rock and popular styles.
  10. Dark Fiber

    As well as being used to form solos, the chords formed from the natural minor scale would be the most commonly used chords in popular chord progressions.
  11. Walking Talk

    The two main positions for the scale on the guitar are:. You can read more about this scale in our article on the natural minor scale and you can practice this scale over backing tracks on our backing tracks designed for this scale.
  12. Stage Left

    Scale 4: The Major Scale. The major scale is heavily used in a number of ways.
  13. Zer∅

    The chords formed from the major scale are commonly used to form chord progressions, and there is also a lot of theory on how to form harmonies with this scale.
  14. World In Our Hands

    Additionally, this scale is used to form modes which are also commonly used.
  15. Smooth things over

    The natural minor scale mentioned above as well as the Dorian mode and the Mixolydian mode below are all modes of the major scale.
  16. A Pious Bird Of Good Omen

    You can read more about forming modes from this scale in our article on the modes of the major scale.
  17. SleepOver

    The two main positions for the scale are:. The major scale can be used to form solos over chord progressions that are based on the chords formed from the major scale.
  18. Breaking Time Apart (Drums)

    The scale is also commonly used to solo over major 7th and major 6th chords in jazz based styles where the scales used may be changing over different chords.
  19. Tell Me What You Want

    You can read more about this scale in our major scale article. To practice your improvisation with this scale over backing tracks, you can use our major scale backing tracks.
  20. P.S. Zak

    Scale 5: The Dorian Mode. While the natural minor scale is most commonly used in rock and other popular styles to form solos over minor chord progressions, the Dorian mode is more commonly used to play over minor chords in jazz and fusion based styles.
    The main positions for the Dorian mode on the guitar are:.
  21. Omicron... The Wimpy One

    If you would like to practice this scale over a backing track you can use the backing tracks designed for the Dorian mode or alternatively, as the dorian mode is the blusiest sounding mode of the major scale, it will also work over many of our blues backing tracks.
  22. A Half K and More

    Scale 6: The Mixolydian Mode. The Mixolydian mode is the 5th mode of the major scale and is commonly used to improvise over dominant chords in jazz and fusion based styles.
    The two most common positions for the Mixolydian mode are:.
  23. Dirty Bass with Acoustic Jam

    You can practice your Mixolydian soloing and improvisation over our Mixolydian backing tracks.
  24. King for a Day

    You might also like to take a look at our guitar scales chart for a chart of the main positions of these 6 scales.
  25. Tell Me What You Want

    When practicing scales on guitar, once you have learned to play a scale position ascending and descending, it’s then useful to start to practice your scales in sequences.
  26. Extraordinarily Ordinary

    This will help ingrain the position of the scale as well as the sound of the scale.
  27. I Am One

    You can read more about practicing in sequences in our article on guitar scale sequences.
  28. The Long Southern Ride

    You should then start to spend time experimenting with the scale, trying to come up with phrases using the notes of the scale that sound good to you.
    Then move into experimenting with the scale over backing tracks.
  29. Lennkyard funk

    As you do this more, this will become more of a spontaneous process.
  30. Purple Funk Jam

    You can find backing tracks to play all of these scales over in our backing tracks section of the site.
  31. Time Apart...Breaking

    Probably the most important piece of music theory relating to scales is how to form chords from a scale that can be used together in the same key.
  32. Beans & Bacon Toot Yer Horn!!

    You can read more about this in our article on forming chords from scales.
  33. Saints & Sinners

    It is also useful to know how to form the modes of a scale and you can read about this in our article on modes of the major scale.
  34. Loosin´You On The Run

    Other information such as the intervals that are used to form the scale can be seen on the articles focusing on each of the specific scales mentioned.
  35. Breaking Time Apart

    If you are looking to delve more into this sort of material, I would recommend taking a look at the JamPlay guitar course/lessons site.
  36. Smooth Talk

    I am both an affiliate of the course and a member there.
  37. Raise Your Hands!!

    They have a good range of video guitar lessons over a wide variety of topics. You can focus on theory, different styles of guitar, beginners courses or different artists styles to name just a few of the sort of categories of lessons in their members area.
    They present lessons from quite a few different instructors so you can find an instructor with a teaching style that best suits your learning.
  38. our live

    Additionally, they provide regular video chat sessions with their instructors so you can personally ask any questions that may be holding you up on the instrument.
  39. Devilish Wings Vox

    The site also has an extensive scale library and I just took a few screenshots of the JamPlay scale library so you can have a bit of a members look at some of their guitar scale resources:.
  40. Shout Your Love Now

    I’ve seen a bit of confusion about the scale diagrams above, so I thought I would add this section that goes through how to read them in more detail.
  41. Breaking Time apart (w/ guitar)

    In each of the diagrams, the red dot represents the tonic or root note of the scale while the black dots represent the other notes of the scale.
  42. Bird + Bass

    In terms of the key and fret numbers, each of these diagrams can form the scale in any key depending on where you play them along the neck.
  43. Mask for Life

    For example with the first diagram for the minor pentatonic, the red dot is the first note on the 6th string and this is the root note of the minor pentatonic.
  44. Iron Rockers

    Now this first note can be played anywhere up the neck, and depending on where you play it will depend on which key the minor pentatonic is in.
  45. Garage Break with Lead Guitar

    For example, if you play that first scale with the red dot on the 5th fret of the 6th string, then the 5th fret of the 6th string is an A and the pattern would represent A minor pentatonic.
  46. Where Do You Run

    If on the other hand the red dot was the 8th fret of the 6th string, then this note is a C and the scale would be the C minor pentatonic.
  47. Rockie Talkie

    As such, each of these diagrams represents a pattern that can be played anywhere up the neck and the position you play the pattern in will indicate the key of the scale.
  48. Exhale Demons

    Each pattern can essentially form the scale in any key depending on where you play it.
  49. Wasted Again

    I hope you have found this article to be helpful.
  50. Moonrise

    Note: For the visually impaired who have technology to allow them to understand the text on a webpage but not the images, click here for a textual description of the scale diagrams on this page.
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  70. The riders wear in black

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  71. Wild Woman Rocker

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  72. Touched in the Head

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  75. Mitosis

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  76. Lost in the Fog on a Dark Light

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  80. Moonrise

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    We Wish You a Merry Christmas made famous by Christmas Carol • 2 music tracks in MP3 instrumental version • 1 music track with vocals (cover) Vocal Backing Track MP3.
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    The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting) made famous by Christmas Carol • 1 music track in instrumental version • 1 music track with vocals (cover) Vocal Backing Track MP3.
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  94. Triggered for Love

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  95. ... & even more problems ...

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    Drums: PJE
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  96. Something Changed ...

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    Musical key: G minor
  97. Be in the being

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    Musical key: G minor
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    Musical key: A major
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