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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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Created by Tyler Larson
Last updated 8/2016
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  • 24 Supplemental Resources
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What Will I Learn?
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
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  • 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

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.

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
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1 Lecture 03:47
Harmonic Minor Scale
4 Lectures 15:27
Harmonic Minor Explanation

Harmonic Minor Scale Positions

Chords of Harmonic Minor

Harmonic Minor Scale Examples
Japanese Scale
4 Lectures 12:38
Japanese Scale Explanation

Japanese Scale Positions

Japanese Scale Examples
Gypsy Scale
4 Lectures 13:20

Gypsy Scale Positions

Chords of the Gypsy Scale

Gypsy Scale Examples
Byzantine Scale
3 Lectures 08:03
Byzantine Scale Explanation

Byzantine Scale Positions

Byzantine Scale Examples
Whole Tone Scale
3 Lectures 09:17
Whole Tone Scale Explanation

Whole Tone Scale Position & Examples

Whole Tone Scale Tension & Release
1 Lecture 02:09
1 Lecture 00:49
Bugera Amp Demonstration
About the Instructor
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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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