10 Useful Scales In The Key Of A

author: RandyRhodes7777 date: 04/10/2012 category: guitar scales and modes

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The scales I will be showing tou in this lesson will be very helpful if you use them right. I will show you 10 scales in the key of A that has helped me become a better player over time. 1. Starting off with a Blues scale in A. Gives that bluesy feeling that every guitar player likes.
e------------------------
b------------------------
g------------------------
d-------------------5--7-
a----------5--6--7-------
e--5---8-----------------
2. Diminished 7ths in A Adds a Virtuosic sound
e---------------------2--5--
b----------------1--4-------
g-------------2-------------
d-------1--4----------------
a-0--3----------------------
e---------------------------
3. Major Arpeggio scale in A Gives Variety and breaks up straight like playing
e--------------------
b--------------------
g----------2---------
d-------2------------
a-0--4---------------
e--------------------
4. Harmonic minor scale in A Gives a dark color to Improvistions
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b--------------------------------------
g-------------------------9-10-13-14---
d-------------6-7-9-10-12--------------
a-------5-7-8--------------------------
e-5-7-8--------------------------------
5. Melodic minor scale in A Same as Harmonic minor gives a dark sound
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b----------------------
g-------------1-2------
d-------0-2-4----------
a-0-2-3----------------
e----------------------
6. Major Pentonic scale in A
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b----------------------
g----------------------
d-----------4-7--------
a------4-7-------------
e-5-7------------------
7. Minor Arpeggio scale in A
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b------------------------
g----------2-------------
d-------2----------------
a-0--3-------------------
e------------------------
8. Dominant 7ths scale in A
e-----------------5------
b-------------5-8--------
g-----------6------------
d-------5-7--------------
a-----7------------------
e-5-9--------------------
9. Major scale in A
e---------------0----
b-----------2-4------
g-----1-2-4----------
d-2-4----------------
a--------------------
e--------------------
And last but not least 10. Whole tone scale in A
e------------1-3-5-------
b-------2-4--------------
g--2-4-------------------
d------------------------
a------------------------
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I hope this helps you be able to change into the key of A many different ways than just the same old minor Pentonic scale :) Have fun.
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