Exotic Scales on Guitar

8 uncommon scales you must know, Free ebook and Scale Finder Tool

spice up your guitar solos with exotic scales

Here's a selection of exotic scales that will boost your guitar improvisation skills. 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 will give variety and originality to your sound. If you are learning guitar scales you also might find useful our interactive guitar scale finder tool (hundreds of scale patterns all along the fretboard) and the free download area, where you can download some scales and chords pdf ebooks.

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 Formula: 1 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 Formula: 1 b2 b3 4 5 6 7

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

Scale Pattern:

neapolitan guitar scales

To learn more about this scale, check out our neapolitan scales tutorial.

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 Formula: 1 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 Formula: 1 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 Formula: 1 2 b3 4 #4 #5 6 7

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

Scale Pattern:

arabic guitar scales

Scale Finder Tool

The scale patterns shwon on this page have been created with our guitar scale finder interactive learning tool. It's a free tool that shows you the fretboard pattern for hundreds of different scales and arpeggios. The tool runs online in the browser, you don't need to install anything. Try the scale finder now!

Free Exotic Guitar Scales Ebook:

free ebook left handed guitar chords charts

We've also create a free pdf ebook contains 40 guitar scales patterns of the most tasty exotic scales. Add new flavours to your guitar sound with indian scales, japanese scales,arabian scales, bizantine, jewish, neapolitan and other strange and uncommon guitar scales. Download the ebook here for free

I've shot personally the photo cover of the book. I was in the nearby of the Charminar, Hyderabad, India, what amazing place!

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