5 Exotic Guitar Scales and How to Use Them Effectively

You won't just memorize these scales–you'll learn how to actually USE them!
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  • Lectures 21
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 8/2016 English

Course Description

With 5 Exotic Guitar Scales and How to Use Them Effectively, you won't just learn new and unique scale positions–you'll understand how to actually use them in your own guitar playing. Implementing these distinctive sounds will add a new dimension to your sound and give you access to an entirely new landscape of music.

While a background in music theory is welcome, you do not have to understand music theory to take this course, as I emphasize using your ear to recognize characteristic traits of each scale, along with provide a theoretical description for those who would like one.

Each scale includes an in-depth explanation along with an outline of each position of each scale. Original playing examples are also included in each section, so you'll have the added benefit of learning to create your own licks along with having a foundation to use as a starting point.

5 Exotic Guitar Scales and How to Use Them Effectively includes PDFs for each example and scale position, professional quality backing tracks for you to apply your knowledge over, and high resolution video lessons with various angles to help you learn proper finger positions and techniques.

Take this course if you're looking to add a new dimension to your guitar playing, improve your finger dexterity, and enhance your ear training to become the best musician you can be.

What are the requirements?

  • This course is for any guitar player interested in improvisation and/or songwriting
  • A background in music theory is not required for this course, though it is welcome
  • An understanding of basic chords and notes on the fretboard is recommended
  • Absolute beginners should not take this course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Play five unique guitar scales, in any key, in all their respective positions on the fretboard
  • Understand how to use these guitar scales in any musical situation in order to apply to their own playing
  • Relate each scale to corresponding chords to recognize how to implement the scales effectively
  • Enjoy improved finger dexterity, expanded musicianship, and an enhanced sense of melody

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for any guitar player interested in improvisation and/or songwriting
  • You should be willing to put in a little practice! :)
  • A metronome is recommended for practice

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Let's get started!
Section 2: Harmonic Minor Scale
Harmonic Minor Explanation
Harmonic Minor Scale Positions
Chords of Harmonic Minor
Harmonic Minor Scale Examples
Section 3: Japanese Scale
Japanese Scale Explanation
Japanese Scale Positions
Artifical Harmonic Technique
Japanese Scale Examples
Section 4: Gypsy Scale
Gypsy Scale Explanation
Gypsy Scale Positions
Chords of the Gypsy Scale
Gypsy Scale Examples
Section 5: Byzantine Scale
Byzantine Scale Explanation
Byzantine Scale Positions
Byzantine Scale Examples
Section 6: Whole Tone Scale
Whole Tone Scale Explanation
Whole Tone Scale Position & Examples
Whole Tone Scale Tension & Release
Section 7: Outro
Section 8: Extras
Bugera Amp Demonstration

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Instructor Biography

Tyler Larson, Founder of Music is Win

Tyler Larson (born May 30, 1989) is a musician of many influences. With over fifteen years experience playing the guitar, Tyler has appeared on several studio albums, performed with many diverse artists, and studied with some of the most renowned guitarists on the planet, including Joe Stump, Dave Fiuczynski, Tomo Fujita, Dave Tronzo, Jon Finn, and others.

After earning his B.M. Degree in Guitar Performance from the esteemed Berklee College of Music, which includes alumni such as Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Al Di Meola, and Pat Metheny, among others, Tyler began his career as a professional musician, and in 2015 Tyler founded a website called Music is Win which has become a rising force in the entertainment and music space, with his videos amassing tens of millions of views to date.

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