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The Scale With the Most Names

The Scale With the Most Names The scale with the most names is the Phrygian Dominant scale It’s scale number 1232 in the scale book I published. The Phrygian Dominant scale is one of my all-time favorite scales and scale sounds. It is the 5th mode of the harmonic minor scale. What this means is
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Inverse Scales, Guitars and Jokes

Inverse Scales This is an excerpt from my scales book. You will occasionally see a scale that has the word “inverse” in its scale name. Some examples include: 186 –> Messiaen’s Truncated Mode 6 Inverse. (the number 186 refers to the scale number in the book. All 2048 scales are numbered) 205 –> Genus Primum
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Neapolitan Scales, The Meaning of Diatonic, and Nice Guitars

What Does “Diatonic” Mean? Here’s some info from my scales book. I’ve seen a lot of confusion about the term “diatonic” in my many years as a guitar teacher. Good news: it’s actually really easy to understand. The “di” in diatonic is derived from the Greek word for 2. (and also from the Greek “dia”,
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Tricks & Tips to Make Your Guitar Solos Sound More Jazzy

How Do You Make Guitar Solos More Jazzy? Listen to lots of jazz It goes without saying that you will sound the most like what you listen to the most. Listening to jazz all the time will automatically lead you to improvise using the kind of melodic phrases more often that jazz guys use in
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How to Simulate Arabic Music On Your Guitar

Arabic Music On Guitar I always tremendously enjoyed simulating the music of different cultures on my guitar. There is a certain atmosphere and mystique to the sound of Arabic music that always intrigued me. Arabic music has a smaller subdivision than our 12 tone music. What that means is that they have more than 12
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