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    A Minor Scale for Beginners

    Christopher Schlegel

    This tutorial explains the concept (theory) of the A Minor Scale and how to apply it (practice) to the guitar. This tutorial is primarily written for beginners. But even...

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    Using Scales to Connect Chords Exercise 2

    Christopher Schlegel

    This tutorial shows you an exercise on how the A minor scale can be used to "walk in and out" of a group of related minor chords (A, D, E minor).

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    Using Scales to Connect Chords Exercise 1

    Christopher Schlegel

    This tutorial shows you an exercise on how the A major scale can be used to "walk in and out" of a group of related major chords (A, D, E major).

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    Modal Jazz Licks

    Hanspeter Kruesi

    This tutorial will help you to get into jazz improvisation using the ionian, dorian, phyrgian, lydian, mixolydian, aeolian, and locrian modes. You'll also get some instruction on...

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    Pentatonic Scales in Rock

    Anders Mouridsen

    In this set of lessons, Anders Mouridsen will break down the minor and major pentatonic scales. We'll give you an overview of these scales and suggest a simple tone, then look at...

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    Major & Minor Scales in Rock

    Anders Mouridsen

    In these lessons, Anders Mouridsen will get you started on rock soloing by teaching you about major and minor scales. First we'll give an overview of the scales, then dial in a...

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    Major and Minor Lead Within a Solo

    Ry Kihn

    In this set of lessons, Ry Kihn will teaching you how to play major and minor pentatonic scales in a solo. Ry will introduce you to the tutorial, then examine major pentatonic...

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    Scales Into Solos: Major Pentatonic

    Bobby Howe

    This tutorial is the result of frustrations of the instructor as he taught scales to students in a traditional sequence. After much trial and error, it became evident that...

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    Scales Into Solos: Minor Pentatonic

    Bobby Howe

    This tutorial came about as a result of the frustrations of the instructor trying to teach scales to students in his private teaching in a traditional sequence. After much trial...

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    Exotic Scales

    Michael Elsner

    Knowing your way around some exotic scales has the power to open up a whole new world of melodies and ideas that you can add to your compositions. The use of exotic scales can...

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    Connecting Pentatonic Patterns: Series 3

    Christopher Schlegel

    In this tutorial we will learn another lick that incorporates all 5 fretboard shapes/positions that form the pentatonic minor scale. The idea is to play a simple 4 note lick that...

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    A Blues Guitarist Walks Into A Rock Bar...

    Andy Gurley

    This series will demonstrate simple, bluesy licks derived from the minor pentatonic and blues scale over riffs that we've created previously in Rock Level 1. Lead guitar work will...

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    Visualizing Minor Scale Patterns Series 3

    Christopher Schlegel

    In this tutorial we will look at a way of visualizing minor scale fretboard patterns and intervals on the guitar. We will use the E minor scale on sets of two adjacent strings. ...

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    Visualizing Major Scale Patterns Series 2

    Christopher Schlegel

    In this tutorial we will look at a way of visualizing major scale fretboard patterns and intervals on the guitar. We will use the E major scale on sets of two adjacent strings. ...

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    Minor Scale Patterns and Positions

    Christopher Schlegel

    In this tutorial we will look at visualizing the minor scale in the three main patterns it forms on the guitar fretboard. We will use the A minor scale as an example.

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    Connecting Pentatonic Patterns: Series 2

    Christopher Schlegel

    In this tutorial we will learn another lick that incorporates all 5 fretboard shapes/positions that form the pentatonic minor scale. The idea is to play a simple repeating...

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    Major Notes In Minor Pentatonic Series 3

    Christopher Schlegel

    In this third tutorial we will focus only on targeting chord tones in order to learn more ways to spice up the minor pentatonic "box" blues shape with notes from the major...

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    Breakin' In the Blues Scale

    Anders Mouridsen

    Bring your blues scale into a performance context.

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    Mining the Minor Scale

    Anders Mouridsen

    Learn what you can do to start finding your own voice in your soloing, using the minor scale.

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    Getting the Blues: The Blues Scale

    Andy Gurley

    Andy Gurley takes a look at the blues scale and it's relationship to the minor pentatonic.

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    Minor Pentatonics in Blues Soloing

    Andy Gurley

    Andy Gurley takes a look at the minor pentatonic scale.

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    Un-CAGE the Scales: The CAGED System

    Andy Gurley

    This tutorial will give you the basic scale shapes needed to play in any key on the entire neck.

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    Practicing the Modes of the Major Scale

    Christopher Schlegel

    In this tutorial we will practice the modes of the major scale and learn to see and hear them as individual entities in a variety of fretboard patterns. We will learn that each...

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    Southern Rock Scales

    Doug Fearman

    In this tutorial we'll explore a wide variety of scales and licks that work with a 3 chord progression in the key of C. The 3 chords we'll be using are C (the I chord), F (the IV...

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