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Guitar Scales

Major Guitar Scale

In this guitar lesson we will be learning how the major scale is made. This is very important because all of the chords, scales, and arpeggios that you will be learning in the future require a good understanding of how the major scale works. Once you understand how the major scale is made, you will […]

Major Guitar Scale Shapes

This lesson is all about three of the most common major scale shapes on the guitar. The first shape starts with your middle finger, the second with your index finger, and the third with your pinky. We will learn all of these shapes starting on the 5th fret of our low E string. This is […]

Major Pentatonic Guitar Scale

This lesson is all about the major pentatonic scale. Once you become familiar with the sound of this scale you will start to recognize it in all different kinds of music. Country, jazz, bluegrass, rock, metal and praise music all use major pentatonic scales. First we are going to learn one of the most common […]

Minor Pentatonic Guitar Scale

This lesson will be about how to make and play the minor pentatonic scale. This is a really important lesson for guitar players because the minor pentatonic scale is used quite often on the guitar in all different styles of music. We will be in the key of G minor for this lesson. We have […]

Pentatonic Scale Shapes

In this guitar lesson we are going to go over the five basic pentatonic scale shapes. This is a lot of information to process so take your time and take it one shape at a time. We will be in the key of G major for this lesson so all of the pentatonic scale shapes […]

Blues Guitar Scale

In this lesson we are going to be learning one of the most common shapes for the blues scale on guitar. We are also going to be learning about how the blues scale is made. If you are a beginner, the blues scale is something that you should be really excited about learning. Playing with […]

Chromatic Guitar Scale

In this lesson, we will be learning about the chromatic scale. We will start by learning what a chromatic scale is and then we will learn a common shape for the chromatic scale. Once we have that down, we will learn a lick that uses a small portion of the chromatic scale. If you start […]

Guitar Modes

In this series of lessons we are going to be taking a look at seven different modes on the guitar. There are several ways that you can think about modes. The way that I am going to teach you about the modes is by letting you hear individual sound of each mode. Each mode has […]

Ionian Guitar Mode

In this guitar lesson we are going to learn how the Ionian mode sounds and how to bring that sound out and express it on the guitar. We will be in the key of G major for the lesson and we will be using a common three note per string G major scale shape. There […]

Dorian Guitar Mode

In this guitar lesson we are going to be learning about how the Dorian scale is made, what notes give it its unique sound, and one of the more common Dorian guitar scale shapes. We have supplied you with the scale diagram for the shape that we will be using in this lesson. Let’s start […]

Phrygian Guitar Mode

In this guitar lesson we are going to learn how the Phrygian mode is made, a common guitar scale shape for this mode, and what notes in this scale give it it’s unique sound. The Phrygian mode is considered a minor scale so it will be a bit darker sounding. It also has a kind […]

Lydian Guitar Mode

In this guitar lesson we are going to be learning how the Lydian mode is made, what notes give it its unique sound and a common Lydian scale shape. The Lydian scale is considered a major scale so it will be a bit happier sounding than say a natural minor scale. We have given you […]

Mixolydian Guitar Mode

In this guitar lesson we are going to be learning a bit about what the Mixolydian mode sounds like, a common Mixolydian guitar scale shape and what notes give the Mixolydian mode its unique sound. We will start out with an A major scale and alter just one note to turn it into an A […]

Aeolian Guitar Mode

In this guitar lesson we are going to take a look at what the Aeolian mode sounds like, a common guitar scale shape for it, and how to bring out the Aeolian sound in your playing. The Aeolian mode is essentially just a natural minor scale so it is a bit darker and sadder sounding […]

Locrian Guitar Mode

In the guitar lesson we are going to be learning a bit about how the Locrian mode is made as well as a common scale shape for this mode. You should be familiar with how the major scale is made before going through this lesson. If you aren’t quite sure how the major scale works […]

Major Scale Masterclass

Learn how to play your favorite songs, write original music, and perform lead guitar solos by mastering the major scale. Enter your e-mail address below to get this free video series from Nate Savage.

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