Guitar Scales Generator

Learn how to play scales with this interactive learning tool

guitar scale generator software

Are you trying to learn guitar scales? Would you like to play wonderful solos up and down the neck? You've just found the right tool: our Guitar Scales Generator! This free tool helps you learn the fretboard pattern for tons of scales and arpeggios on guitar. This guitar learning software is very easy to use and has plenty of powerful features that will make learning scales and arpeggios fun and effective.

A special thanks to Richard Cochrane (moderator of reddit.com/r/guitarlessons) for providing the reference and knowledge with his Encyclopedia of Scales.

Features of the Scale Generator

  • 104 Scales and arpeggios types, shown in different patterns all along the fretboard
  • You can adjust the scale pattern shapes as you like: 4 frets box, 3 notes per strings, extended fingerings
  • The tool provides guitar and drums sounds playback to make the learning fun and interactive
  • You can develop your speed by using the embedded speed trainer feature
  • If you need help with this tool, feel free to write us

Adjustable Patterns shapes

guitar scale generator with adjustable patterns

The scales finder allows you to set the patterns in an intuitive way. Depending on the type of pattern you want to practice (4 frets box, 3 notes per string, extended patterns), by dragging horizontally the yellow handles you can set the width of the area in which your scale will be shown. This feature helps you gain fretboard knowledge and see a scale as a dynamic path along the fretboard, not as a static and immutable shape. Often, due the nature of the instrument, guitar players are stuck and trapped in fixed box scales shapes. Playing the same scale in different neck areas could help you break the cage and see the fretboard as a new world full of different options.

Speed Trainer feature

guitar speed trainer

Metronome clicks could be boring! The scale finder plays the sound of the scale you selected and a drums audio track, in order to help you keep the rhythm and develop your sense of time. You can play the scale on your guitar while listening to the scales tool, and check if notes and tempo are correct. Plus, with the Speed Trainer features, you can tell the tool to increase the speed of the beat with minimal and imperceptible steps (for example 1 bpm every 4 bars). This will push you gradually out of your comfort picking speed, helping you develop speed and accuracy on guitar.

Scale Generator Video Tutorial

Learning Guitar Scales: Further resources

Here below you find some additional resources helpful for those who want to learn scales on guitar and develop soloing and lead guitar skills. Check them out

All guitar scales: complete list (name and formula)

For your convenience, here below you find all the guitar scales and arpeggios contained in the scale generator software. This kind of visualization helps you understand the whole-steps and half-steps structure of the different types of scales and arpeggios. One exercise useful to memorize and internalize the sound of each scale is to play the scale on one single string, following carefully the interval structures shown below.

Major Scale 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

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

Minor Scale 1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7

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

Major Pentatonic Scale 1 2 3 5 6

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

Minor Pentatonic Scale 1 b3 4 5 b7

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

Major Blues Scale 1 2 b3 3 5 6

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

Minor Blues Scale 1 b3 4 b5 5 b7

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

Major Triad 1 3 5

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

Minor Triad 1 b3 5

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

Diminished Triad 1 b3 b5

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

Augmented Triad 1 3 #5

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

Ionian Scale 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

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

Dorian Scale 1 2 b3 4 5 6 b7

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

Phrygian Scale 1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7

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

Lydian Scale 1 2 3 #4 5 6 7

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

Mixolydian Scale 1 2 3 4 5 6 b7

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

Aeolian Scale 1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7

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

Locrian Scale 1 b2 b3 4 b5 b6 b7

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

Aeolian Maj 7 1 2 b3 4 5 b6 7

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

Locrian #6 Scale 1 b2 b3 4 b5 6 b7

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

Ionian #5 Scale 1 2 3 4 #5 6 7

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

Dorian #4 Scale 1 2 b3 #4 5 6 b7

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

Phrygian Dominant Scale 1 b2 3 4 5 b6 b7

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

Lydian #2 Scale 1 #2 3 #4 5 6 7

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

Super Locrian bb7 Scale 1 b2 b3 b4 b5 b6 bb7

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

Melodic Minor Scale 1 2 b3 4 5 6 7

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

Dorian b2 Scale 1 b2 b3 4 5 6 b7

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

Lydian Augmented Scale 1 2 3 #4 #5 6 7

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

Lydian Dominant Scale 1 2 3 #4 5 6 b7

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

Mixolydian b6 Scale 1 2 3 4 5 b6 b7

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

Aeolian b5 Scale 1 2 b3 4 b5 b6 b7

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

Super Locrian Scale 1 b2 b3 b4 b5 b6 b7

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

Major 7th Arpeggio 1 3 5 7

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

Dominant 7 Arpeggio 1 3 5 b7

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

Minor 7th Arpeggio 1 b3 5 b7

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

Half Diminished Arpeggio 1 b3 b5 b7

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

Diminished 7th Arpeggio 1 b3 b5 6

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

Major Add 9 arpeggio 1 2 3 5

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

Minor Add 9 arpeggio 1 2 b3 5

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

Diminished Add 9 arpeggio 1 2 b3 b5

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

Minor Add b9 arpeggio 1 b2 b3 5

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

Diminished Add b9 arpeggio 1 b2 b3 b5

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

Major Add #9 arpeggio 1 b3 3 5

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

Major Add 11 arpeggio 1 4 3 5

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

Minor Add 11 arpeggio 1 4 b3 5

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

Diminished Add 11 arpeggio 1 4 b3 b5

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

Major Add #11 arpeggio 1 b5 3 5

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

Minor Add #11 arpeggio 1 b5 b3 5

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

Minor Add b1 arpeggio 1 b3 3 5

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

Diminished Add b11 arpeggio 1 b3 3 b5

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

sus 2 arpeggio 1 2 5

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

Sus 4 maj7 arpeggio 1 4 5 7

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

Sus 4 b7 arpeggio 1 4 5 7

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

Sus 4 Add 9 arpeggio 1 2 4 5

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

Sus 2 Add b9 arpeggio 1 b2 2 5

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

Sus b2 arpeggio 1 b2 5

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

Sus #4 arpeggio 1 b5 5

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

Sus b2 maj7 arpeggio 1 b2 5 7

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

Sus #4 maj7 arpeggio 1 b5 5 7

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

Sus #4 b7 arpeggio 1 b5 5 b7

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

Sus b2 Add #11 arpeggio 1 b2 b5 5

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

Sus b2 Add b13 arpeggio 1 b2 5 b6

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

Sus #4 b13 arpeggio 1 b5 5 b6

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

Sus b2 Add 13 arpeggio 1 b2 5 6

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

Sus #4 13 arpeggio 1 b5 5 6

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

Pentatonic Scale 1 2 3 5 6

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

Dorian Pentatonic Scale 1 2 4 5 b7

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

Phrygian Pentatonic Scale 1 b3 4 b6 b7

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

Mixolydian Pentatonic Scale 1 2 4 5 6

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

Minor Pentatonic Scale 1 b3 4 5 b7

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

First Blues Scale Mode I Scale 1 b3 4 b5 5 b7

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

First Blues Scale Mode II Scale 1 2 #2 3 5 6

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

First Blues Scale Mode III Scale 1 b2 2 4 5 b7

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

First Blues Scale Mode IV Scale 1 b2 3 b5 6 7

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

First Blues Scale Mode V Scale 1 b3 4 b6 b7 7

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

Second Blues Scale Mode I Scale 1 b3 3 4 5 b7

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

Second Blues Scale Mode II Scale 1 b2 2 3 5 6

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

Second Blues Scale Mode III Scale 1 b2 b3 b5 b6 7

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

Second Blues Scale Mode IV Scale 1 2 4 5 b7 7

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

Second Blues Scale Mode V Scale 1 b3 4 b6 6 b7

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

Third Blues Scale Mode I Scale 1 b3 4 5 b7 7

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

Third Blues Scale Mode II Scale 1 2 3 5 b6 6

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

Third Blues ale Mode III Scale 1 2 4 #4 5 b7

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

Third Blues Scale Mode IV Scale 1 #2 3 4 #5 b7

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

Third Blues Scale Mode V Scale 1 b2 2 4 5 6

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

Whole-Tone Scale 1 2 3 #4 #5 b7

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

Whole-Half Scale 1 2 b3 4 b5 b6 6 7

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

Half-Whole Scale 1 b2 #2 3 #4 5 6 b7

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

4min + 7min Scale 1 2 4 b5 b6 7

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

b3min + 6min Scale 1 #2 3 b5 6 b7

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

1min + b5min Scale 1 b2 b3 #4 5 6

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

2maj + #5maj Scale 1 2 b3 #4 #5 6

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

1maj + b5maj Scale 1 b2 3 #4 5 b7

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

4maj + 7maj Scale 1 b3 4 b5 6 7

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

1 dom + b6maj Scale 1 #2 3 5 b6 7

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

1 aug + b2 aug Scale 1 b2 3 4 #5 6

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

Tritone Chromatic I Scale 1 b2 2 b5 5 b6

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

Double Chromatic I Scale 1 #2 3 4 b5 6 b7 7

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

Indian Scale 1 b2 4 5 b6

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

Japanese Scale 1 2 4 5 b6

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

Gipsy Hungarian Scale 1 2 b3 #4 5 b6 7

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

Neapolitan Scale 1 b2 b3 4 5 6 7

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

Persian Scale 1 b2 3 4 b5 b6 7

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

Jewish Scale 1 b2 3 4 5 b6 b7

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

Bizantine Scale 1 b2 3 4 5 b6 7

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

Arabic Scale 1 2 b3 4 #4 #5 6 7

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

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