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QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Lead Guitar - Volume I

Six essential scales for Guitar.

Published: 12 Jul 2000 Updated: 03 Jan 2020Visits: 34Code: QS1

Topic: Scales guitar Subjects: Scales Quickstart Improvisation

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QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Lead Guitar - Volume I

Product Code: QS1
Author(s): Curt Sheller
Publisher(s): Curt Sheller Publications
Published: Jul 12, 2000
Updated: Jan 3, 2020
ISBN-13: 978-0-9714044-0-3
Size: 8.5 x 11
Pages: 160
Price: Hard Copy: $15.95
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Six essential scales for Guitar. Blues, Pentatonic, Dorian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Ionian scales are covered in all keys with one octave scale fingerings starting on any finger.

This is the book that started the Curt Sheller Publications empire (of one) over 20 years ago.

The QuickStart series of scale fingering books are available in a variety of tunings for ukulele, guitar and bass guitar.

Learn to create exciting solos in a variety of contemporary styles!

Scales are used to improvise, create melodies and riffs. With a broad knowledge of the essential scales that are used in contemporary music and a mastery of the guitar's fingerboard and fingering principles you're well on your way.

Master these fingerings and unlock your potential as a lead guitar player!

Forward

QUICKSTART - Scale Fingerings for Lead Guitar is a concise, well organized book ideal for any guitar player beginning to explore "Lead Guitar". Unlike so many other guitar instruction books on the market, Scale Fingerings for Lead Guitar keeps a sharp focus on the six critical scales, their fingerings and their related chords. All material is covered in every key.

Whether your interest is in Blues, Rock, Country or somewhere in between Scale Fingerings for Lead Guitar is a valuable addition to your musical library.

Introduction

QUICKSTART - Scale Fingerings for Lead Guitar is a highly organized, efficient system of scale fingerings. Each fingering pattern is shown with a fingerboard shape, TAB and standard music notation. Two octave connective fingerings and related chords are also explained for each scale.

Master these fingerings and unlock your potential as a lead guitar player.

Six Essential Scales forLead Guitar

  • Blues - (Minor Pentatonic)
  • Pentatonic - (Major Pentatonic)
  • Mixolydian - (Dominant)
  • Dorian
  • Aeolian - (Natural Minor)
  • Ionian - (Major)

Table of Contents

QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Lead Guitar - Volume I

  • Forward
  • Introduction
  • Scales-Chords-Progressions
    • Blues Scales
      • Shapes
      • Chords
    • Pentatonic Scales
      • Shapes
      • Chords
    • Dorian Scales
      • Shapes
      • Chords
    • Mixolydian Scales
      • Shapes
      • Chords
    • Aeolian Scales
      • Shapes
      • Chords
    • Ionian Scales
      • Shapes
      • Chords
    • Additional Info
    • Practice Tips
    • Adapting Scales to 7 String Guitar
    • Final Thoughts

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