This guitar lesson explains how to use diminished scales in improvisation, and includes an example guitar solo plus a backing track so you can solo with diminished scales yourself. For more information on diminished scales, see this page: Diminished Scale Guitar.
This is a guitar lesson on how to use blues scales, with audio examples and a backing track so you can play your own blues solo.
If you want to learn the guitar quickly and effectively, you will have to master the art of separating guitar practice from guitar playing. Due to the highly accessible nature of the guitar, it is extremely easy to slip into ‘playing’, rather than ‘practising’ mode. Playing is all very well, but if the aim is …
This is a guitar lesson on improvisation with the Mixolydian scale. It includes an example solo and backing tracks that you can play along with. Improvisation With The Mixolydian Scale: Introduction The Mixolydian scale is a modal scale. It is formed from a major scale, starting and ending on the fifth degree. You can find out …
In this article we aim to answer the oft-asked question ‘How long does it take to learn guitar?’ We’ll give you some idea how long it takes to get good and what you can reasonably expect to achieve on the instrument within certain timeframes.
As you probably guessed, in reality ‘How long does it take to learn guitar?’ is an impossible question to answer!
Guitar notes should be learned early on in your playing career. This page will help you to learn the notes on a guitar fretboard, with diagrams and charts. First we’ll look at notes in open position, then we’ll look at the whole of the guitar neck. You can also download a free printable PDF of …
This is a guitar lesson on improvisation with the Dorian scale.
You’ll find one way of playing the Dorian scale further down the page, but jf you don’t know what the Dorian scale is, or if you want to know how to play it in other fretboard positions, you can find out here: Dorian Scale Guitar.
This is a guitar lesson on how to use the Jazz Minor Scale in improvisation. The jazz minor scale can be used to improvise over minor 6th (m6), minor/major 7th (m/M7) and other minor chords. It produces some unusual melodic flavours, as it contains both major 6th and major 7th tones, which are not found …
On this page you’ll find Dorian scale guitar tab, fretboard diagrams and information. We’ll show you how to play a Dorian scale on guitar, and what a Dorian scale actually is.
- You can find many more interesting scales here: Guitar Scales Main Page.
- Download a printable guitar scales book here: Guitar Scales Chart Book.
The harmonic minor scale is one of several minor guitar scales that can be used in improvisation. The harmonic minor scale is so named because, particularly in baroque and classical times, it was this scale, rather than (for example) a natural minor or melodic minor scale, which would have been used to harmonise music in a minor key.