Guitar Scale Patterns - Part 2

This is part 2 of the Guitar Scale Patterns course. If you have any questions related to the course content, please ask them in the comments below!

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- March 19, 2014 Reply

Jonathan, from your cheat sheets, from the A major scale if I play the relative minor is that f# minor

scale or is it A minor scale? Also how do you determine what are the best scales to use over certain keys,

for example songs played in E minor and A minor and so on?

jboettcher - March 19, 2014 Reply

Hi Ian - the relative minor scale to A major is F# minor. I'd recommend going back over that section of the course, as it often becomes more clear on the second pass through.

As a general rule, I like to start off using the relative minor scale to any particular key for soloing. So for a major key, head down 3 frets from the tonic to find the start of the relative minor scale. If you're already in a minor key, then fire away in the minor scale that starts from the same point...

- May 14, 2015 Reply

To say these lessons have improved both my rhythm and lead playing would be a huge understatement!!! You present the material in a way that makes it easy to understand and, most importantly, to apply to playing no matter what key. Kudos, Jonathan!!!!! I am a clinical instructor for medical students and use a very similar approach both simplifying concepts and teaching mechanisms (of disease, in my case) that can be applied to many clinical scenarios! I am definitely digging your approach!!


jboettcher - May 15, 2015 Reply

Thanks Dave, I really appreciate hearing that!

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