Guitar Scales Chart and Tabs

Learn All Guitar Scales Up and Down The Fretboard

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Welcome to the online guitar scales chart. This resource will help you learn plenty of guitar scales all along the fretboard.

You'll master four frets boxes, 3 notes per string and diagonal patterns to use in your guitar solo and melodic lines.

This scales dictionary also shows the name of the notes and the intervals that compose the scale, plus a handy guitar tab with mp3 audio.

You can also learn guitar scales with the help of our Interactive Scale Finder software.

To get the most out of this scale library, be sure to read our complete guide on How To Play Guitar Scales

Are you ready? Select a scale from the tables below and start rocking!

P.s. All the charts show the scale with the note C as the root, you can move the patterns up and down the neck to play a scale with a different note.

Common Scales

ScaleStructureNote Names
Major Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7
C;D;E;F;G;A;B
Minor Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
b6
6
b7
7
C;D;Eb;F;G;Ab;Bb
Major Pentatonic Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7
C;D;E;G;A
Minor Pentatonic Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7
C;Eb;F;G;Bb
Major Blues Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7
C;D;Eb;E;G;A
Minor Blues Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7
C;Eb;F;Gb;G;Bb

Modes from the Major Scale

ScaleStructureNote Names
Major Scale (Ionian)
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7
C;D;E;F;G;A;B
Dorian Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7
C;D;Eb;F;G;A;Bb
Phrygian Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
b6
6
b7
7
C;Db;Eb;F;G;Ab;Bb
Lydian Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
#4
5
#5
6
b7
7
C;D;E;F#;G;A;B
Mixolydian Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7
C;D;E;F;G;A;Bb
Minor Scale (Aeolian)
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
b6
6
b7
7
C;D;Eb;F;G;Ab;Bb
Locrian Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
b6
6
b7
7
C;Db;Eb;F;Gb;Ab;Bb

Modes From The Harmonic Minor Scale

ScaleStructureNote Names
Harmonic Minor (Aeolian Maj 7)
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
b6
6
b7
7
C;D;Eb;F;G;Ab;B
Locrian #6 Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7
C;Db;Eb;F;Gb;A;Bb
Ionian #5 Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7
C;D;E;F;G#;A;B
Dorian #4 Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7
C;D;Eb;F#;G;A;Bb
Phrygian Dominant Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
b6
6
b7
7
C;Db;E;F;G;Ab;Bb
Lydian #2 Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
#4
5
#5
6
b7
7
C;D#;E;F#;G;A;B
Super Locrian Bb7 Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
b6
bb7
b7
7
C;Db;Eb;Fb;Gb;Ab;Bbb

Modes from The Melodic Minor Scale

ScaleStructureNote Names
Melodic Minor Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7
C;D;Eb;F;G;A;B
Dorian B2 Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7
C;Db;Eb;F;G;A;Bb
Lydian Augmented Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
#4
5
#5
6
b7
7
C;D;E;F#;G#;A;B
Lydian Dominant Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
#4
5
#5
6
b7
7
C;D;E;F#;G;A;Bb
Mixolydian B6 Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
b6
6
b7
7
C;D;E;F;G;Ab;Bb
Aeolian B5 Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
b6
6
b7
7
C;D;Eb;F;Gb;Ab;Bb
Super Locrian Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
b6
6
b7
7
C;Db;Eb;Fb;Gb;Ab;Bb

Diminished Scales

ScaleStructureNote Names
Half Diminished Arpeggio
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7
C;Eb;Gb;Bb
Diminished 7th Arpeggio
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
bb7
b7
7
C;Eb;Gb;Bbb

Symmetrical Scales

ScaleStructureNote Names
Whole-Tone Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
#4
5
#5
6
b7
7
C;D;E;F#;G#;Bb
Whole-Half Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
b6
6
b7
7
C;D;Eb;F;Gb;Ab;A;B
Half-Whole Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
#4
5
#5
6
b7
7
C;Db;D#;E;F#;G;A;Bb

Exotic Scales

ScaleStructureNote Names
Indian Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
b6
6
b7
7
C;Db;F;G;Ab
Japanese Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
b6
6
b7
7
C;D;F;G;Ab
Gipsy Hungarian Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
b6
6
b7
7
C;D;Eb;F#;G;Ab;B
Neapolitan Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7
C;Db;Eb;F;G;A;B
Persian Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
b6
6
b7
7
C;Db;E;F;Gb;Ab;B
Jewish Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
b6
6
b7
7
C;Db;E;F;G;Ab;Bb
Bizantine Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
b6
6
b7
7
C;Db;E;F;G;Ab;B
Arabic Scale
1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7
C;D;Eb;F;F#;G#;A;B

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