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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: 05 Sep 2011
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: 03 Apr 2020
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, 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 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 lessons explores that on the lowest note of the position with every finger.
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