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Guitarist's Guide to Scales Over Chords

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Author: Chad Johnson

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Table of Contents

Introduction
About the Audio
About the Author
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Basic Scale Review
Major Scale
Intervals
Two-Octave Major Scale Shapes
Major Pentatonic Scale
Two-Octave Major Pentatonic Scale Shapes
Minor Scale
Two-Octave C Minor Scale Shapes
Minor Pentatonic Scale
Two-Octave Minor Pentatonic Scale Shapes
Transposing The Shapes
Chapter 2: Diatonic Harmony Primer
More On Intervals
Harmonizing The Major Scale
Key Signatures
Circle Of Fifths
Harmonizing The Minor Scale
The V Chord
Chapter 3: Major and Minor Scale Applications
Note Choice
Major Scale Examples
Minor Scale Examples
Chapter 4: the Modes
Modes: The Relative Method
Modes Of D Major
D Major S Cale In Seven Patterns
Modes: The Parallel Method
Seven Modes With C As The Root
Major/minor Distinction
Chapter 5: Modal Applications Part 1—one-Chord Vamps
One-Chord Vamps
Determining The Appropriate Mode For A One-Chord Vamp
Chapter 6: Modal Applications Part 2—non-Diatonic Chords
Secondary Dominants
Scale Choices
Borrowed Chords
Major Key Borrowing From Parallel Minor:
Scale Choices
Minor Key Borrowing From Parallel Major
Scale Choices
Chapter 7: Modal Applications Part 3—modal Progressions
Mixolydian Mode
Dorian Mode
Chapter 8: Seventh Chords and Extended Harmony
Seventh Chords
Extensions
Chapter 9: the Blues
Harmony
Scale Choices
Option 1: Mixolydian Or Major Pentatonic Relative To Each Chord
Option 2: The Tonic Blues Scale
Option 3: Mixing Tonic Major Pentatonic And Minor Pentatonic/blues Scale Sounds
Scale Summary : Dominant Blues
Minor Blues
Scale Summary : Minor Blues
Chapter 10: Other Scales and Advanced Applications
The Major/minor Mix
The Melodic Minor Scale
Application 1: Tonic Minor Scale
Application 2: Handling Specific Non-Diatonic Chords
Application 3: Getting Altered Sounds
Lydian Dominant
Super Locrian
Chapter 11
Conclusion
Appendix a: Scale Reference
C Major Scale (Ionian)
C Major Pentatonic Scale
C Minor Scale (Aeolian)
C Minor Pentatonic Scale
C Blues Scale
C Dorian
C Phrygian
C Lydian
C Mixolydia N
C Locrian
C Harmonic Minor
C Melodic Minor
C Lydian Dominant
C Super Locrian
Appendix B: Chord Progressions and Play-Along Tracks
Major And Minor Diatonic Progressions
Major And Minor ProgreSSionS With Non-Diatonic Chord S
Modal Progressions
Blues Progressions

Lots of guitar players know several scales, but how many really know what to do with them? With Guitarist's Guide to Scales Over Chords, you'll learn how to apply the most commonly used scales in a musical manner.

This digital book examines 14 scales in detail, how the scales and chords are closely linked and how this relationship is key to crafting memorable, intelligent solos.

If you've been stuck in a pentatonic rut, or you feel that you're constantly relying on the same old patterns, this is the book for you!

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