Exotic Scales on Guitar

Spice up your sound with exotic uncommon scales

spice up your guitar solos with exotic scales

Here's a selection of exotic scales that will give variety and originality to your sound. Some of these scales come from the East, where the concept of minor mode and major mode is less evident. They have a mystical flavor that can boost your guitar improvisation. The scale patterns have been created with our guitar scale generator interactive learning tool.

Indian Scale

Scale Formula: 1 b2 4 5 b6

1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7

Scale Pattern:

indian guitar scales

Japanese Scale

Scale Formula:1 2 4 5 b6

1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7

Scale Pattern:

japanese guitar scales

Gipsy Hungarian Scale

Scale Formula1 2 b3 #4 5 b6 7

1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7

Scale Pattern:

gipsy hungarian guitar scales

Neapolitan Scale

Scale Formula1 b2 b3 4 5 6 7

1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7

Scale Pattern:

neapolitan guitar scales

Persian Scale

Scale Formula 1 b2 3 4 b5 b6 7

1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7

Scale Pattern:

persian guitar scales

Jewish Scale

Scale Formula1 b2 3 4 5 b6 b7

1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7

Scale Pattern:

jewish guitar scales

Bizantine Scale

Scale Formula1 b2 3 4 5 b6 7

1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7

Scale Pattern:

bizantine guitar scales

Arabic Scale

Scale Formula1 2 b3 4 #4 #5 6 7

1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7

Scale Pattern:

arabic guitar scales

Exotic Guitar Scale - useful links:

  • For more exotic scales patterns download the free 40 Exotic Scales Pdf Ebook at this link
  • Be sure to play with the Online Scales Generator software tools. It's an interactive software that shows you tons of different guitar scales all along the fretboard

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