Why Learn Scales ? : The Maths Of Music

I was recently asked a good question by one of this sites regular visitors.

‘Why do I need to learn scales and what are their practical application in music ?’.

Scales are like the maths of music, the main reason to learn them is to give your self a […]

Tab – Guitar Vocal Warm Up 1

Major scale vocal warm up using guitar.

For this scale we will be starting on G (3rd fret 6th string), work our way up to C (13th fret 2nd string) and back down again to G or below. Follow the exercise shown in the video and start with a gentle humming.

Tab – Guitar Vocal Warm Up 2

This second exercise uses an octave and a half scale range. This is slightly more difficult and takes a bit of concentration to get right. Match your fingers with your vocals.

Check out my Vocal Warm Up Techniques page for details on how to hum and perform lip rolls and tongue trills.

Tab – Guitar Vocal Warm Up 3

This 3rd exercise is the most awkward until you get used to it. The scale spans one and a half octaves and 5 strings and as you move up the fret board and across the strings the fingering patterns change as the scale ascends and descends with your vocals.

This will give […]

Scales Part 6 – Playing The Major Scale In All Positions Using The Minor Scale

Scales – Part 6

Take a look at the two scale diagrams below. At first glance, the G minor and G major scales at first look completely different from one another.

Look at the pattern of notes between frets 1 and 6 of the minor scale, and compare them […]

Scales Part 5 – Playing Relative Major & Minor Scales Easily In All Keys

Scales – Part 5

Now you can handle the natural or pure minor scale in all twelve keys, by simply learning the Gm, as shown in parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of this no nonsense guide. It’s time to use these minor scales to play all twelve keys of the […]

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Guitar and Vocal Warm Up Scales

Go through your hums, […]