Category: Scales

A Minor Natural Lesson pt 1

The A(aeolian) minor Natural scale is created using the notes of C major. C majors notes: C D E F G A B C If we count up to the 6th note, in this case A we get the start of the ‘Relative’ minor scale. We then spell out the scale starting with A then […]

D Minor Pentatonic lesson

D Minor Pentatonic – Scales Notes: D F G A C D Practice over backing tracks in F Major/Dminor. Ideal practice for guitarists learn different positions, below are some ideas for variation of position. Play without introducing rhythm, that is at a steady pace keeping each note the same length. When comfortable in one position […]

Major Scale Patterns part 2

Following on from my previous article Major Scale Patterns Part 1 I’m going to show you three other Major scale patterns. It is recommended that you read that article first. The first of these patterns is an alternative to the previous articles ‘E’ string based pattern. The suggested fingers for this pattern are: 1st, 2nd […]

Major Scale Patterns part 1

Learning scales without Tabulature can be a quicker way to get to grips with the guitar. It will involve patterns and of course learning the notes on the strings. These patterns are useful because they are movable in the same way that a barre chord is movable. If you’ve already looked at TABS of scales […]

Notes on the bottom E string – Neck Knowledge

This lesson is focussed on the bottom E string.  In this article we are looking at how important it is to understand the relationship between the E string and Barre chords or Scales can be. The letter or the note as it should be referred to is usually called the root/tonic – in Chords or Scales […]