Free Guitar Scales Pdf

Scale and Arpeggio Patterns Ebook To Download For Free

From this page you can download a free guitar pdf ebook with plenty of scales and arpeggios patterns. It will help you learn many different shapes and fingerings all over the fretboard.

guitar scales ebook

The pdf contains the most important scales for beginners, such as major and minor, but also shows more funny stuff such as modal scales, pentatonic and blues scales, and whole-tone arpeggios.

Scales and arpeggios are a fundamental topic to master for those who are learning how to play guitar, so grab this book and enjoy it!

What's inside the ebook

Here below you find a small preview of the content in the ebook.

How to read scale diagrams

The diagrams in the ebook show the fretboard with the E low string (the thickest string) at the bottom of the image, and the E high string at the top.

It's the same point of view you see while you're playing your guitar. All the scales in this ebook are presented in the key of C.

To play the same scale with a different root, shift the patterns up or down the neck. Below the fretboard diagrams you find the guitar tab of the scale.

Again, the E low string is at the bottom of the image, while the numbers on the strings tell you which frets to press for playing a given scale.

A guitar tab of the scale is shown right below the fretboard.

Beginner Scales: Major, Minor and Pentatonic

The most common scales that a beginner should learn first are the major, minor and pentatonic scales.

You'll also find pattern for the melodic and harmonic minor scale.

major scale

Blues Scales Tabs

A must for every guitar player: major and minor blues scales tabs. Here's an example:

pentatonic and blues

Modal scales

In the ebook you'll also find the patters for the 7 modes of the major scale: Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian mode.

modal scale example

3 Notes per Strings Patterns

The following patterns use 3 notes per string configuration. This kind of fingering is useful when you play scales at high speed, or when you play with legato.

Having the same number of notes on each string helps play with better precision and accuracy.

3 notes per strings fingerings require good left-hand fingers flexibility, because they have to stretch a bit.

3 note per string scale

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