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Essential Scales for Blues, Rock, Metal and Jazz Guitar

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4.88 (12 reviews)


What you’ll learn

  • Play the minor pentatonic scale, blues scale, natural minor scale, harmonic minor scale, and melodic minor scale in any key anywhere on the fretboard.
  • Apply the scale knowledge aquired to improvise solos over chord progressions in various styles.

Course Description

Learn the five scales that will take your guitar playing to the next level.

Build a strong musical foundation by mastering the ideas included in this tutorial.

  • Learn minor pentatonic, blues, natural minor, harmonic minor, and melodic minor scales
  • Learn how to connect scale patterns to span the entire fretboard
  • Learn practice patterns, routines, and tips
  • Download jam tracks and scale diagrams for each scale
  • Apply what you learn to actual music
  • Increase technique, accuracy, speed and fretboard awareness

This course will take you from zero to little knowledge of scales to a player with a mastery of the most essential scales for guitar. The best part is that you don’t have to wait until you are weeks or months into the course to start applying what you are learning. After just a few short lessons, you will be applying what you are learning to full band jam tracks – or better yet – with your own band.

Content and Overview

Suitable for beginner to intermediate guitar players, this course of almost 50 lectures, will take you to the next level – not only in your knowledge of scales but in your playing as a whole. Scales are the foundation of all music and the scales that you will learn in the course are, in our opinion, the most important scales for blues, rock and metal players.

“The practice of scales solves the greatest number of technical problems in the shortest amount of time.” – Andres Segovia

Beginning with the minor pentatonic scale, we will start learning how to improvise over a chord progression. We will expand our phrasing possibilities with the blues scale before moving on to the natural minor scale.

With the lectures on the natural minor scale, we will get into a little theory about scales and their relationship to chords. You will be introduced to scale shapes that lend themselves to fast playing that you might hear from guys like Paul Gilbert or John Petrucci.

The discussions on the harmonic minor and melodic minor scales we will expand our knowledge of scale degrees and their relationship to chords.

By completing the course, you will shape yourself into another class of player – able to confidently step into any musical situation.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Close to 50 lectures (with more coming) covering the 5 essential scales for blues, rock, metal, and jazz
  • Downloadable PDF diagrams of all scale patterns
  • Downloadable, full-band jam tracks (more to come) to apply your new skills
  • Video breakdown of each scale and scale position
  • Patterns that can be used for practice or for inclusion in your own solos

Who this course is for:

  • Beginning guitarists that are ready to learn how to play melodies or solos at a high level.
  • Intermediate or advanced guitarists that can already play pretty good by ear but are ready to take the next step and expand their knowledge of scales.

Course content

  • Course Introduction
  • The Minor Pentatonic Scale
  • The Blues Scale
  • The Natural Minor Scale – Box Shapes
  • The Natural Minor – 3 Notes Per String
  • The Harmonic Minor and Melodic Minor Scales

12 reviews for Essential Scales for Blues, Rock, Metal and Jazz Guitar

  1. Luis Brito

    I can definitely see this course helping breaking through that initial barrier when it comes to learning a programming language. I’m positive I’ll finish it and hopefully master python by then.

  2. Abdallah Galal Abouhussein

    I would like to share my personnel experience, i`m very pleased and happy for taking this impressive course because Dr. Angela always makes it simple and easy to understand and always makes a precaution section before or after any bug that may appear to some students and also write or record the solution for us, and each word she said is very real and easy to understand.
    Thanks Dr. Angela
    Abdallah Galal

  3. Jiaqing Fan

    Very good course. Dr Angela explains things very clearly. The exercises are interactive and helpful.

    Angela’s voice is like ASMR in most lessons. So you won’t lose focus?

  4. Jaime Sánchez Blanco

    Every concept is very well explained so you can assimilate it, and the teacher insists in practicing daily to get the habit of programming. It really motivates to keep studying and practicing every day.

  5. Bradley Carouthers

    3 days in and I’ve already learned more than other training programs where I’ve put months in. Her teaching style is both efficient and effective.

    Edit: Now on day 29 and the course has held up my expectations and hopes. The rise in complexity is not too sharp, and every day feels like an accomplishment. Angela takes her time to explain things without rushing, yet is able to pack tons of information in nuggets of time.

    Still recommend supplemental exposure for a more wholesome grasp. Though, this should be quite enough

  6. Tommy Prévost

    Very good course.

    PROs: lots of coding exercises, clear explanations, great examples, adapted to 2021’s reality.

    CONs: past the first 30 lessons, many similar coding hands-on.

  7. Quang Tu

    I love all the lectures and challenges of this course. I finally find myself in love with coding. This is definitely a fun course. Thank you Angela for this great course.

  8. Fortunate Eze

    This course is nothing short of AMAZING. The level of love and sincere desire to see students succeed present in this course is a rare sight. This course is fun, it’s challenging, it’s suspense-filled, it makes you feel good about yourself solving those challenges. You don’t take this course and memorise codes, you take it and you know what you’re doing because you literally do it yourself.

    It couldn’t possibly be any more obvious that Angela brought out her whole heart, time, energy and resources to give us a course that if priced based on it’s value, many of us certainly can’t afford. I mean, she kept advising and encouraging us to keep going, because she knows the road could get bumpy, she made a few jokes and used funny animations so we smile along the way keeping it fun. Why some people can’t see this and would rather subscribe to trying to bend courses to fit their own personal preferences is beyond me, but I guess people will always be people.

    Dear Angela, I cannot speak for everyone but I certainly can speak for myself and I’m saying thank you. The efforts you put into making this course outstanding didn’t go unnoticed.

    Let as many of us as appreciate your efforts make you happy and energize you to create more life changing courses for us.


  9. Chendaniel

    Just the course fits me. Learn by doing, it is easy to start and just follow the flow and at day 15 you realized how to program in Python. Then the magic happen. I am on day 27 and I am looking forward to start a new section everyday.

  10. Caspar Cheng

    Angela is my favourite teacher on Udemy, her courses always come with clear and concise demonstration, make it really easy to understand the content. Meanwhile, she also provide a lot of tips to encourage us moving further on the way of coding. I’m definitely a super fan of her. I had finished her web development boot camp and now I’m learning Python 100 days of code. This course is amazing as she provided one particular project for each day’s learning, which is, really useful and handy. Also, those projects are really interesting and won’t let me feel disappointed about myself. Although some of them are a little bit difficult, they’re still resolvable after some struggling and searching online. I’ll recommend this course for those who really want to learn Python well and write real python projects from scratch!

  11. Jonas Weber

    The course was awesome in the first half! Really helped me to get back to programming and learning new techniques. Also the course got way to much focused on web development in the second half, which I’m not really interested in and is redundand to your dedicated web development course. The lack of videos in the last quarter was rather sad. I really would’ve liked some video explanations for pandas and matplotlib. The challenges and capstone projects were great and challenging!
    All in all I can really recommend this course for beginners and those who want to learn python and/or get back to programming!

  12. Rohit Prasad

    Angela is the best teacher I have ever experienced. The way she explains all the topics and makes use of it in the projects is commendable. Thank you so much Angela for this course.

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