Joseph Alexander/Pete Sklaroff: Guitar Scales In Context - The Practical Reference Guide

Books | Guitar

Publisher: Fundamental Changes
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor

Guitar Scales In Context goes further than every other scale dictionary available: it provides you with backing tracks and licks for every one of the essential 18 scales and modes that it covers.

With over 50 backing tracks included, each scale is analysed, discussed and shown in the five most commonly used patterns. Each scale shape is given with a corresponding chord, triad and arpeggio pattern to help you build and memorise the scale, both physically and aurally.

Each scale has an extensive information page giving examples of its use and a description of its unique character.

Finally, so you can experience how each scale sounds and feels, three live-recorded example licks are given so you can instantly put the scales into musical context.

Guitar Scales in Context is essential reading and practical application for anyone wanting to develop their fretboard skills, music theory and aural awareness.

Scales Covered Include:


  • The Major Scale
  • The Dorian Mode
  • The Phrygian Mode
  • The Lydian Mode
  • The Mixolydian Mode
  • The Aeolian Mode
  • The Locrian Mode
  • The Minor Pentatonic (Blues) Scale
  • The Major Pentatonic (Blues) Scale
  • The Melodic Minor Mode
  • The Lydian Dominant Mode
  • The Altered Scale
  • The Harmonic Minor Scale
  • The Phrygian Dominant Mode
  • The Mixolydian Bebop Scale
  • The Dorian Bebop Scale
  • The Half Whole Diminished Scale
  • The Whole Tone Scale

ISBN: 9781910403112
Published on: 09 April 2015
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9781910403112