Japanese Guitar Scale | Easy Ways to Play It

Guitar Scales Chart with Note Names and Intervals

Japanese guitar scale fretboard diagram - Box Pattern intervals

Learn how to play the Japanese guitar scale with guitar tabs and neck diagrams all along the fretboard.

The Japanese Scale scale is composed of the Root, Major Second, Perfect Fourth, Perfect Fifth, and Minor Sixth

The C Japanese Scale scale is made up of the notes C, D, F, G, and Ab


C Japanese Scale Intervals:

1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
b6
6
b7
7

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If you need help in reading the diagrams on this page, check the How to read music for guitar tutorial. To learn more about scales, check our complete guide on How to play guitar scales .


Japanese Scale Notes in all Keys

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CDFGAb
GACDEb
DEGABb
ABDEF
EF#ABC
BC#EF#G
F#G#BC#D
GbAbCbDbEbb
C#D#F#G#A
DbEbGbAbBbb
G#A#C#D#E
AbBbDbEbFb
D#E#G#A#B
EbFAbBbCb
A#B#D#E#F#
BbCEbFGb
FGBbCDb

Japanese Scale Fretboard Diagrams

All the following patterns are provided in the key of C. To play the scale in another key, move the patterns up or down the neck to the root you want to use.

C Japanese Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 1

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Japanese guitar scale fretboard diagram - Box Pattern with note names

C Japanese Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 2

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Fretboard diagram for the Japanese scale - Box Pattern with note names

C Japanese Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 3

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Fretboard diagram for the Japanese scale - Box Pattern with note names

C Japanese Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 4

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Guitar Tabs and diagras for the Japanese scale - Box Pattern with note names

C Japanese Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 5

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Fretboard diagram for the Japanese scale - Box Pattern with note names

C Japanese Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 6

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Japanese guitar scale tabs - Box Pattern with note names

C Japanese Scale - Box Pattern - Variation 7

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Japanese guitar scale tabs - Box Pattern with note names

C Japanese Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 8

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Guitar Tabs and diagras for the Japanese scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern with note names

C Japanese Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 9

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Japanese guitar scale diagram - 3 Notes per String Pattern with note names

C Japanese Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 10

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Fretboard diagram and tablature for the Japanese scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern with note names

C Japanese Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 11

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Fretboard diagram for the Japanese scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern with note names

C Japanese Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 12

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Japanese guitar scale tabs - 3 Notes per String Pattern with note names

C Japanese Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 13

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Japanese guitar scale diagram - 3 Notes per String Pattern with note names

C Japanese Scale - 3 Notes per String Pattern - Variation 14

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Japanese guitar scale tabs - 3 Notes per String Pattern with note names

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