Learn Guitar Scales

How to play scales and develop speed, ability and dexterity

guitar scales lessonsGuitar scales are one of the most exciting things to learn on guitar. With them, you can play powerful riffs and screaming guitar solos. Plus, practicing your scales helps immensely develop fingers dexterity and agility. Enjoy the following tutorials and build your scales knowledge.

10 Alternate Picking Exercises

Here are 10 cool alternate picking exercises that will keep you busy for weeks. By practicing this exercise you'll improve your picking accuracy and speed, addressing crucial difficulties such as inside the string picking and crossing strings. Also, here you find some useful tips for an effective alternate picking technique by masters like John Petrucci and Guthrie Govan.

How To Play The E Harmonic Minor Scale

In this tutorial, we're going to study how to play the E minor harmonic scale on your guitar. The Harmonic scale is commonly used in Jazz, Gipsy, Heavy Metal, and gives a little tension that can be used to spice up your songs and solos..

The D Major Scale for Guitar

Learn how to play the D major scale on guitar: this tutorial will show you the most common patterns used to play this scale. You'll learn also the notes and the structure of this scale, plus some tips on the best way to play scales on the fretboard.

Easy Guitar Solos for Beginners

This article shows you 6 easy guitar solos that beginner guitar players can start practicing for developing their lead guitar skills. You'll find lead guitar parts from famous songs of Nirvana, Eric Clapton, The Beatles and many more..

How to read guitar tabs for beginners

In this lesson you're going to learn how to read a guitar tab. You'll learn the differences respect of the standard notation and you'll be able to play easy guitar tabs for beginners .

The Neapolitan Scale and its chords

The Neapolitan scale on guitar: learn about its structure, chords and harmony. This scale add new exotic vibration to your sound.

Guitar Solos Lesson: the spread fingering shape

In this final part of guitar soloing lessons series, we're going to touch important concepts: how to transform pentatonic scales in diatonic sequences, playing spread fingering shapes, and get a basic understanding of the modes..

Guitar Solo Exercises with the Blues Scale

In today’s lesson you'll expand your scale knowledge and you'll make your soloing abilities more multi-faceted. You'll also learn how to combine major and minor pentatonic scales and some smart exercises.

5 essential skills to play a great guitar solo

Soloing lessons series Part 2: in this lesson we'll start to develop the 5 most important skills required to play a good guitar solo and we'll introduce the first scale that every lead guitar player must know..

Guitar solo lessons for beginners

Beginner guitar solo lessons series: this set of articles will give you a thorough understanding of what it takes to become fluid as a solo guitar player and play lead guitar parts.

The E Minor Pentatonic Scale | Open Position

This tutorial teaches you how to play the E minor pentatonic scale in open position on your guitar. You'll also learn how pentatonic scales are constructed, how to play them using open strings, and how to build riffs combining scales and power chords..

Blues Scale Basics

Blues scales! we are going to expand upon that by adding a new note to the Pentatonic Scale, and give you some more techniques to work on, that will make your riffs much more dynamic..

Guitar Scales Exercises: Left and Right Hand Synchronization

In this lesson, we are going to show you some exercises to help get your left and right hands coordinated, as well as increasing your speed.

Guitar Warm Up Exercises

Guitar warm-up: learn exercises that build muscle and dexterity..

12 bar blues guitar improvisation

Improvising over a 12 bar blues. Here are the minor pentatonic scale, the blues minor scale, and the mixolydian scale applied to a D7 G7 A7 blues progression..

Guitar music theory: chords from major scale and relative minor

Guitar music theory: learn the harmonization of the major scale. Here you can find a free online webapp that teaches you the harmonization of the major scale and the relative minor scale in all music keys..

The Best Way to Learn Scales for Guitar

Here's a complete tutorial on Fachords Guitar Scales Generator, a free tool designed for intermediate guitar players who want to learn scales and arpeggios along all fretboard in different fingering configurations.

8 exotic guitar scales | Add some spice to your guitar sound with exotic scales

Here's a list of 8 cool exotic guitar scales that will spice up your guitar solos. Learn how to play the indian, japanese, neapolitan, persian, byzantine and arabian scales. You can also enjoy our free guitar scales generator, with more than 100 scale and arpeggio patterns all along the fretboard.

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