Jazz guitar scales aren’t all you need to know to create cool Jazz solos, but they are an essential Jazz guitar technique. Lessons with TAB, audio, notation.

The augmented scale is a symmetrical melodic device that is used to outline a maj7#5 sound in your guitar solos. Used mostly by jazz and fusion guitarists, this scale brings tension to your solos as you apply this hexatonic shape to major family chords. In this lesson, you learn how to build the augmented scale,
The tritone scale is a symmetrical scale that’s used to solo over dominant 7th chords when you want to bring out a 7alt sound in your solos. Built by playing two major triads a tritone apart, this scale creates a 7#11,b9 sound when applied to any 7th chords on guitar. In this lesson, you learn
The chromatic scale is one of the scales that every guitarist has heard of, but that many are unsure how to apply to their playing. This scale is an effective tool for learning the fretboard while building technique at the same time. Building chops and fretboard knowledge are the two main reasons why you study this scale,
You might not know this scale on guitar, but if you’ve ever seen a dream sequence in a movie, you’ve heard the whole tone scale. Used to solo over 7th chords when you want to highlight the #4 and #5 notes, this 6-note scale is built with whole tone intervals, hence the name. Though you
The diminished scale is an 8-note scale that is built by alternating whole and half steps from any root note. There are two diminished scales in modern music, the fully diminished and dominant diminished scales. Though they share a name, each scale is used to outline different chords in your solos. The dominant scale is
The bebop scale an 8-note scale that uses passing notes to create tension and release in your improvised solos. By adding a major 7th passing note to different modes, you create bebop scales that outline 7th, m7, maj7, and 7alt chords. By learning how to build, play, and solo with these scales, you open up
The pentatonic scale, which means “five note scale,” is a melodic device that’s been the source for some of the greatest riffs and guitar solos in recorded history. Because of this, you might know how important it is that you master this 5-note scale. But. What you may not know, is that there are many
Scale patterns are an essential guitar technique that builds chops, expands fretboard knowledge, and gives you inspiration in your guitar solos. Though they benefit every guitarist, you might not know how to get the most out of this guitar technique in your practicing. This article shows you how to play over 60 different scale patterns,
I think you’ll agree that learning how to play guitar scales and modes is essential for any modern musician. Learning scales and applying these patterns to soloing situations greatly improves your ability to improvise on guitar. Because they’re important tools, you may have started to learn how to play scales and modes already. You may
One of the first scales you encounter when learning how to play guitar is the major scale. The major scale is used to solo over major family chords, especially tonic major chords, such as major, maj7, maj9, 6, and 6/9 chords. Though it’s called the major scale, it’s also referred to as the Ionian mode, so
The blues scale, whether it’s major or minor, is one of the most widely used scales in modern music. Minor and major blues scales are also the first scales that guitarists learn when exploring lead guitar. Because they’re probably the first scales you learned, you might have studied them for a bit, got the shapes