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Should I Learn Guitar Scales?

Should I Learn Guitar Scales?

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Hey there, over the years I've had many students and I've heard also people write comments "Should I learn guitar scales I'm just starting out? Should I only learn scales when I first starting or and do I really have to learn scales?" So first of all the short answer is yes and sometimes no. Certainly scales are the building blocks of music. They're the sort of the...

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RGS Live #21 | Getting Started with Jazz/Blues Improvisation w/guest Nathan

RGS Live #21 | Getting Started with Jazz/Blues Improvisation w/guest Nathan

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Summary: In this episode, you’ll learn how to improvise over jazz and blues chord progressions. Interested in creatively applying some of those scales you’ve learned? Nathan and Tomas will give you some tips on selecting which scales to use, a strumming pattern, and how to play them dynamically. With some practice, this episode will help you get ready to jam with...

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A Minor Pentatonic Scale With Free Jam Track

A Minor Pentatonic Scale With Free Jam Track

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​ The A minor pentatonic scale is easily the most popular scale to learn for improvising on the guitar.You’ll learn how to play the basic A minor pentatonic scale step-by-step. And I’ll show you a fun way to practice it so that it becomes natural.Then you’ll learn a lick you can use with the scale  for improvising.For even more fun you can download a free jam...

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A Minor Scale And Soft Rumba Improvisation

A Minor Scale And Soft Rumba Improvisation

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    Why The A Minor Scale?   This is actually one of the scales I use most. It's extremely versatile and can be used with many styles of music. It's also a movable scale. That which means you can move it around and play many different scales. For example if you move it down two frets it becomes the G minor scale. Up two frets and it's a B minor scale....

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G Major Pentatonic Scale And Jazzy Cool Improvisation

G Major Pentatonic Scale And Jazzy Cool Improvisation

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    What Is The Major Pentatonic Scale     The major pentatonic scale is a 5 note scale. In the key of G the notes will be G, A, B, D, and E. The scale is often used in situations where you want kind of an upbeat bright sound like the solo for a pop country or a country blues song. I like to mix up the major pentatonic scale with the minor pentatonic...

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