Mastering & Applying Scales On The Guitar TUTORIAL
An accessible and applicable, breakthrough approach to learning and using scales for the guitar.
What you’ll learn:
- Use a proven method for easy memorization of scale patterns for the guitar
- Understand the relationships between scale patterns across the fretboard and immediately put them to use
- With basic applicable theory, learn how to change keys quickly and easily
- Discover your unique creative voice and master the scales through improvisation
- With some very basic and common chord structures, learn some quick applied theory to improve your ability to improvise and work through any song
You should have foundational skills for playing chords and keeping accurate time. No previous knowledge of scales or improvisation are necessary.
You should have a desire to work consistently on your instrument and an understanding that guitar is harder than most people think. Everyone’s work pays off when applied correctly.
Most guitar scale books are thick and repetitive. They place dots across pages of fretboards, with no real explanation of the theory involved. Students are left to figure it out themselves.Award-winning music coach Phil Circle developed this method for his students and has perfected it over nearly 30 years of teaching everyone from beginners to professionals, many of whom had never quite seen the scales put together in this way.This ground-breaking method for learning scales on the guitar takes the standard dots-on-a-page approach to showing scale patterns on the neck of the guitar, and creates a more detailed, accessible, and applicable set of finger-number patterns. By using these well-framed scale forms to locate the notes, memorization is made much easier. Then, with some basic theory, these patterns can be played in any key with ease.First, you’ll work through the pentatonic scale forms. Then you’ll see how to change keys with them. Then you’ll be given some basic tips on improvisation, which is the surest way to lock in the patterns; use them. Learning improv is also the way every great guitarist can discover their style, or creative voice.Next, you’ll be shown how the modes, another more complex set of scales that include the basic major and minor scales, can match up with the patterns you’ve already learned. As a bonus, Phil Circle also shares two harmonic scale patterns, also showing how they resemble patterns you’ve already learned.With each written piece of content, you get a basic rundown of the videos. You also receive some introductory theory. Theory is something that’s easiest to learn when you have a way to apply it. This is one of many tips Phil Circle shares in this very accessible and successful method for learning and mastering the scales for the guitar.
Section 1: Introduction
- Lecture 1 Introduction
- Lecture 2 Intro To Scales
- Lecture 3 Scales: More Than Just Melody Makers
- Lecture 4 Mastering The Pentatonic Scales in E Minor / G Major
- Lecture 5 Starting Improvisation with the Pentatonic Scales
- Lecture 6 E Blues Backing Track
- Lecture 7 Tips For Connecting Scale Forms
- Lecture 8 Transposing The Pentatonic Scales
- Lecture 9 Improvising Over A Blues
- Lecture 10 A Blues Backing Track
- Lecture 11 The Modes
- Lecture 12 Mastering the Modes in E Minor / G Major
- Lecture 13 EXTRA: Two Harmonic Minor Scale Forms
While foundational (beginning) guitarists can benefit from this course, so can more advanced players and even teachers. This is a highly effective but rarely used method.