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Diminished Scale for `Ukulele - C Tuning

Updated: 04 Jan 2016

The "Diminished Scale" is a symmetrical scale with a repeating pattern of whole steps and half steps. You only need three Diminished scales to cover all 15 keys.

QuickStart Scale and Arpeggio Lesson Series

Updated: 02 Jan 2005

"QuickStart Scale and Arpeggio Fingerings" are a highly organized, efficient system of scale and arpeggio fingerings. Each fingering pattern is shown with a fingerboard shape, TAB and standard music notation. Related chords are also explained for each scale. Master these fingerings and unlock your potential for solos and improvisation.

The Harmonized Major and Minor Scale Charts

Updated: 11 Jan 2022

The "Major Scale" or Ionian scale is a diatonic scale, made up of seven distinct notes, plus an eighth which duplicates the first one octave higher. In solfege these notes correspond to the syllables Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti/Si, (Do), the Do in the parenthesis at the end being the octave of the root.

Six Essential Scales for `Ukulele

Updated: 09 Nov 2021

The six essential scales are: Blues Major Pentatonic Mixolydian Dorian Aeolian and Ionian From the six essential scales, you can get through a wide variety of traditional and contemporary music. A scale is simply a collection of pitches or notes, not really a "this is a Jazz scale", "this is a Blues" or "this is a Rock scale". It's how a scale is used that really matters not its name.

Learning The Blues Scale on `Ukulele

Updated: 12 Feb 2019

Learn the Blues ( Minor Pentatonic ) and Pentatonic ( Major Pentatonic ) scales on ukulele. A practical approach to learning theses two essential scales using the Blues. These five note scales, the Major Pentatonic and the Blues or Minor Pentatonic scales are two of the most common scales used in contemporary music.

QuickStart Chord Progressions, Blues Play-along Tracks

Updated: 06 May 2012

Four premium practice play-along tracks for mastering and exploring the Blues scale. Suitable for any instrument.

QuickStart Chord Progressions, Mixolydian Play-along Tracks

Updated: 06 May 2012

Four premium practice play-along tracks for mastering and exploring the Mixolydian scale. Suitable for any instrument.

QuickStart Chord Progressions, Pentatonic Play-along Tracks

Updated: 06 May 2012

Four premium practice play-along tracks for mastering and exploring the Pentatonic scale. Suitable for any instrument.

The Pentatonic scale is also referred to as the Country or Nashville scale. Eric Clapton has been very successful in weaving the bright pentatonic sound with the dark blues sound creating an unmistakable sound.

QuickStart Chord Progressions, Dorian Play-along Tracks

Updated: 20 Apr 2018

Four premium practice play-along tracks for mastering and exploring the Dorian scale. Suitable for any instrument.

QuickStart Chord Progressions, Aeolian Play-along Tracks

Updated: 06 May 2012

Four premium practice play-along tracks for mastering and exploring the Aeolian scale. Suitable for any instrument.

QuickStart Chord Progressions, Ionian Play-along Tracks

Updated: 06 May 2012

Four premium practice play-along tracks for mastering and exploring the Ionian scale. Suitable for any instrument.

QuickStart Chord Progressions Play-along Tracks, Introduction and Tuning Notes

Updated: 06 May 2012

The QUICKSTART Rhythm Section CD contains 24 unique styles designed for contemporary lead guitar. Each track is devoted to a scale covered in the QUICKSTART Scale Fingerings for Lead Guitar. There are four background tracks for each scale featuring the chords of the scale. These tracks give you the opportunity to explore the sound of each scale in a lead guitar setting.

Introduction to Scales and Soloing on `Ukulele - Major Pentatonic

Updated: 07 Sep 2021

An "Introduction to Scales and Soloing on Ukulele" using the C Pentatonic Scale. Taking what you might already know and using it in different ways. Exploring the entire ukulele fingerboard have hours of fun just doodling around and exploring the ukulele's possibilities.

Six Essential Scales for `Ukulele - Major Scale Five Position Summaries

Updated: 01 May 2014

The five "Major/Ionian" scale positions — a summary. The five basic positions are simply the expansion above and below the root and octave of the one octave scale fingerings using the notes that are available in that position. This lesson explores that on the lowest note of the position with every finger.

Six Essential Scales - Mixolydian/Dominant Chords

Updated: 16 May 2014

The "Mixolydian/Dominant" scale is one of the six essential scales that every ukulele player should know. Here are the chords for all 15 Mixolydian/Dominant scales.

Six Essential Scales - Ionian/Major Chords

Updated: 07 Feb 2013

The Ionian/Major scale is one of the six essential scales that every ukulele player should know. Here are the chords for all 15 Ionian/Major scales. From the Ionian/Major scale all other diatonic and pentatonic scales can be derived.

Whole Tone Scale for `Ukulele - C Tuning

Updated: 02 Jan 2005

The "Whole Tone scale" is a symmetrical scale with an equal distance been each note or scale degree.

Six Essential Scales - Aeolian/Natural Minor QuickStart Scale Shapes

Updated: 07 Feb 2013

QuickStart scale shapes summary for "Aeolian/Natural Minor", one of the six essential scales that every ukulele player should know. The scale formula for this scale, based on the major scale is: 1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7 8´.

Six Essential Scales - Blues/Minor Pentatonic QuickStart Scale Shapes

Updated: 17 Apr 2020

QuickStart scale shapes summary for Blues/Minor Pentatonic, one of the six essential scales that every ukulele player should know.

Six Essential Scales - Pentatonic/Major Pentatonic QuickStart Scale Shapes

Updated: 07 Feb 2013

QuickStart scale shapes summary for Pentatonic/Major Pentatonic, one of the six essential scales that every ukulele player should know.

The scale formula for this scale, based on the major scale is: 1 2 3 5 6 8`.

How and Why To Use Metronome

Updated: 18 Mar 2022

A metronome is a device that produces an audible click or other sound at a regular interval that can be set by the user, typically in beats per minute (bpm).

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