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Part 1: Pentatonic and Hexatonic Scales
MASTERING SCALES part 1: pentatonic and hexatonic scales

Introduction Extended 2+3 and 3+2 patterns CHAPTER 9


for C major / A minor pentatonic The E minor and D major hexatonic
using double hammer-ons and pull- scales (FIGURES 132137)
PENTATONIC SCALES offs instead of finger slides The C Lydian hexatonic scale
(FIGURES 44 and 45) (FIGURES 138 and 139)
CHAPTER 1 Three-notes-per-string Alternating between E minor
The C major pentatonic scale in first super-extended, monster hexatonic and C Lydian hexatonic
position (FIGURES 14) fingering patterns for A minor and E over a two-chord vamp
C major pentatonic up and down one minor pentatonic (FIGURES 4654) (FIGURES 140142)
string (FIGURES 57) A minor hexatonic licks
C major pentatonic two-notes-per- CHAPTER 5 (FIGURES 143149)
string box patterns (FIGURE 8) Overlapping, three-notes-per-string The G major hexatonic scale
The A minor pentatonic box patterns pentatonic super boxes (FIGURES 150156)
(FIGURES 911) (FIGURES 5559)
G major / E minor pentatonic two- Two-notes-per-string pentatonic box
notes-per-string box patterns patterns with string skipping CHAPTER 10
(FIGURES 1214) (FIGURES 6062) The G Mixolydian hexatonic scale
Pentatonic double-stops (FIGURES 157162)
(FIGURES 6365) Alternating between D major
CHAPTER 2 hexatonic and C Lydian hexatonic
Alternate picking two-notes-per- (FIGURES 163167)
string pentatonic box patterns CHAPTER 6 Alternating between A major
(FIGURES 15 and 16) Alternate picking four-note hexatonic and B minor hexatonic
Two-notes-per-string pentatonic box pentatonic modules using two- (FIGURES 168172)
patterns with hammer-ons and pull- notes-per-string patterns
offs (FIGURES 17 and 18) (FIGURES 6676)
Moving two-notes-per-string box Six-note pentatonic modules CHAPTER 11
patterns up and down the neck (FIGURES 7781) Obscure but cool-sounding
chromatically to other keys hexatonic scales
(FIGURES 1921) The C sentimental scale
(FIGURES 173177)
HEXATONIC SCALES The G sentimental scale
CHAPTER 3 CHAPTER 7 (FIGURE 178)
Moving through the cycle of fourths The A minor / C major blues scale The G odyssey scale
and fifths (FIGURES 2226) (FIGURES 8291) (FIGURES 179182)
A minor blues-scale licks with
hammer-ons, pull-offs, string bends
CHAPTER 4 and finger slides (FIGURES 9298) CHAPTER 12
C major / A minor pentatonic The E minor / G major blues scale Comparing various hexatonic scales
extended 2+3 fretboard pattern (FIGURES 99102) back to back, starting on the same
(FIGURES 2731) root note (FIGURES 183 and 184)
C major / A minor pentatonic The G Iberian hexatonic scale
extended 3+2 fretboard pattern CHAPTER 8 (FIGURES 185187)
(FIGURES 32 and 33) E minor blues-scale three-notes-per-
Extended 3+2 and 2+3 fretboard string monster shred pattern
pattern for E major pentatonic / Cs (FIGURES 103 and 104)
minor pentatonic (FIGURES 3437)
Moving extended pentatonic patterns
More A and E minor blues-scale Conclusion
exercises and speed licks
up and down the neck chromatically (FIGURES 105118)
to other keys (FIGURES 3843) The E minor hexatonic scale
(FIGURES 119131)

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Mastering Scales, Part 1
CHAPTER 1 Mastering
Pentatonic Scales, PartScales
and Hexatonic 1
Pentatonic and Hexatonic Scales
FIGURE 1 C major pentatonic scale
FIGURE 1 C major pentatonic scale C
C

1 1 1 1
0 2 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 0
0 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 2
3 0 2 2 3 2 0 3 0
2 3
3 3 3 3

FIGURE 2 C major scale


FIGURE 2 C major scale

0 1 1 0
0 2 0 1 1 0 2 0
0 2 3 0 2 2 0 3 2 0
3 0 2 3 3 2 0 3
3 3

FIGURE 3 C major pentatonic


FIGURE
1 (root) 3 C
2 major3 pentatonic
5 6 1 (root) 1 (r) 6 5 3 2 1 (r)
1 (root) 2 3 5 6 1 (root) 1 (r) 6 5 3 2 1 (r)

1 1
0 2 1 1 2 0
0 2 0 2 2 0 2 0
3 0 2 2 0 3
3 3

FIGURE 4 C major pentatonic


FIGURE
1 (r) 6 4 C5 major
3 5pentatonic
6 1 (r) 2 3 5 6 1(r) 2 3 5 3 2 1 (r) 6 5 3 2 1 (r) C
1 (r) 6 5 3 5 6 1 (r) 2 3 5 6 1(r) 2 3 5 3 2 1 (r) 6 5 3 2 1 (r) C

0 3 0
1 03 3 0 3 1 1
0 12 3 3 1 2 0 1 0
0 02 2 2 0 2 0 0 2
3 0 0 03 2 2 0 3 2 3
3 0 3 0 03 3 3 3
3 0 3

FIGURE 5 C major scale


FIGURE
1(r) 2 5 3C major
4 5 scale
6 7 1 (r) 2 3 4 5 6 6 5 4 3 2 1 (r) 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 (r) 7 1 (r)
1(r) 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 (r) 2 3 4 5 6 6 5 4 3 2 1 (r) 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 (r) 7 1 (r)

1 3 5 6 8 10 12 13 15 17 18 20 22 22 20 18 17 15 13 12 10 8 6 5 3 1 0 1
1 3 5 6 8 10 12 13 15 17 18 20 22 22 20 18 17 15 13 12 10 8 6 5 3 1 0 1

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FIGURE 6 C major pentatonic
1 (r) 2 3 5 6 1 (r) 2 3 5 6 5 3 2 1 (r) 6 5 3 2 1 (r)

1 3 5 8 10 13 15 17 20 22 20 17 15 13 10 8 5 3 1

FIGURE 7 C major pentatonic


whole step whole step minor third whole step whole step

1 3 5 8 10 13

FIGURE 8 the C major pentatonic box patterns


C root C root C root C root C root C root

8 10 8
8 10 10 8
7 9 9 7
7 10 10 7
7 10 10 7
8 10 10 8

C root C root C root C root

10 12 10
10 13 13 10
9 12 12 9
10 12 12 10
10 12 12 10
10 12 12 10

C root C root C root C root

12 15 12
13 15 15 13
12 14 14 12
12 14 14 12
12 15 15 12
12 15 15 12

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Figure 8 (Continued)

C root C root C root C root

15 17 15
15 17 17 15
14 17 17 14
14 17 17 14
15 17 17 15
15 17 17 15

C root C root C root C root C root

17 20 17
17 20 20 17
17 19 19 17
17 19 19 17
17 19 19 17
17 20 20 17

C root C root C root C root C root C root

20 22 20
20 22 22 20
19 21 21 19
19 22 22 19
19 22 22 19
20 22 22 20

C root C root C root C root

0 3 0
1 3 3 1
0 2 2 0
0 2 2 0
0 3 3 0
0 3 3 0

C root C root C root C root

3 5 3
3 5 5 3
2 5 5 2
2 5 5 2
3 5 5 3
3 5 5 3

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Figure 8 (Continued)

(not played in video)


C root C root C root C root C root

5 8 5
5 8 8 5
5 7 7 5
5 7 7 5
5 7 7 5
5 8 8 5

FIGURE 9 the A minor pentatonic scale


1 (r) b3 4 5 b7 1 (r) 1 (r) b7 5 4 b3 1 (r)

0 3 5 7 10 12 12 10 7 5 3 0

FIGURE 10 A minor pentatonic


1 (r) b3 4 5 b7 1 (r) b3 4 5 b7 b7 5 4 b3 1 (r) b7 5 4 b3 1 (r)

0 3 5 7 10 12 15 17 19 22 22 19 17 15 12 10 7 5 3 0

FIGURE 11 the A minor pentatonic box patterns


1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r)

5 8 8 5
5 8 8 5
5 7 7 5
5 7 7 5
5 7 7 5
5 8 8 5

1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r)

8 10 10 8
8 10 10 8
7 9 9 7
7 10 10 7
7 10 10 7
8 10 10 8

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Figure 11 (Continued)

1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r)

10 12 12 10
10 13 13 10
9 12 12 9
10 12 12 10
10 12 12 10
10 12 12 10

1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r)

12 15 15 12
13 15 15 13
12 14 14 12
12 14 14 12
12 15 15 12
12 15 15 12

1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r)

15 17 17 15
15 17 17 15
14 17 17 14
14 17 17 14
15 17 17 15
15 17 17 15

1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r)

17 20 20 17
17 20 20 17
17 19 19 17
17 19 19 17
17 19 19 17
17 20 20 17

1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r)

0 3 3 0
1 3 3 1
0 2 2 0
0 2 2 0
0 3 3 0
0 3 3 0

1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r)

3 5 5 3
3 5 5 3
2 5 5 2
2 5 5 2
3 5 5 3
3 5 5 3 5

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FIGURE 12 the G major pentatonic scale
1 (r) 2 3 5 6 1 (r) 2 3 5 6 5 3 2 1 (r) 6 5 3 2 1 (r)

0 2 4 7 9 12 14 16 19 21 19 16 14 12 9 7 4 2 0

FIGURE 13 G major pentatonic box patterns


1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r)

3 5 5 3
3 5 5 3
2 4 4 2
2 5 5 2
2 5 5 2
3 5 5 3

1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r)

5 7 7 5
5 8 8 5
4 7 7 4
5 7 7 5
5 7 7 5
5 7 7 5

1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r)

7 10 10 7
8 10 10 8
7 9 9 7
7 9 9 7
7 10 10 7
7 10 10 7

1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r)

10 12 12 10
10 12 12 10
9 12 12 9
9 12 12 9
10 12 12 10
10 12 12 10

1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r)

12 15 15 12
12 15 15 12
12 14 14 12
12 14 14 12
12 14 14 12
12 15 15 12

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Figure 13 (Continued)
1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r)

1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r)


15 17 17 15
15 17 17 15
14 16 16 14
14 17 17 14
14 17 17 14
15 17 17 15

(not played in video) 15 17 17 15


15 17 17 15
1 (r) 114
(r) 16 1 (r) 1 (r) 16 114
(r) 1 (r)
14 17 17 14
14 17 17 14
15 17 17 15

(not played in video)


1 (r) 1 (r) 0 13
(r) 1 3
(r) 0 1 (r) 1 (r)
0 3 3 0
0 2 2 0
0 2 2 0
0 2 2 0
0 3 3 0

0 3 3 0
FIGURE 14 G major and E minor pentatonic
0 3 3 0
1 (r) 10(r) 2 1 (r) 1 (r) G2 0
0 2 2 0
0 2 2 0
0 3 3 0

FIGURE 14 G major and E minor pentatonic


1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) G
3 0 3 (3)
3 0 0 (0)
2 0 0 (0)
2 0 0 (0)
2 0 2 (2)
3 0 3 3 (3)

3 0 1 (r) 1 (r) 3 (3) 1 (r)


Em 3 0 0 (0) Em
2 0 0 (0)
2 0 0 (0)
2 0 2 (2)
3 0 3 3 (3)

Em 1 (r) 1 (r) 1 (r) Em


0 3 0 0
0 3 0 0
0 2 0 0
2 2 0 2
2 2 0 2
0 3 0 0

0 3 0 0
FIGURE
0 15 G major/ E minor pentatonic
3 0 boxes with alternate picking 0
0 2 0 0
2 2 0 2
2 2 0 2
0 3 0 0
CHAPTER 2
FIGURE 15 G major / E minor pentatonic boxes
3 with
5 5 alternate
3 picking
3 5 5 3
2 4 4 2
2 5 5 2
2 5 5 2
3 5 5 3

3 5 5 3
3 5 5 3
2 4 4 2
2 5 5 2
2 5 5 2
3 5 5 3

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Figure 15 (Continued)

5 7 7 5
5 8 8 5
4 7 7 4
5 7 7 5
5 7 7 5
5 7 7 5

7 10 10 7
8 10 10 8
7 9 9 7
7 9 9 7
7 10 10 7
7 10 10 7

10 12 12 10
10 12 12 10
9 12 12 9
9 12 12 9
10 12 12 10
10 12 12 10

12 15 15 12
12 15 15 12
12 14 14 12
12 14 14 12
12 14 14 12
12 15 15 12

15 17 17 15
15 17 17 15
14 16 16 14
14 17 17 14
14 17 17 14
15 17 17 15

17 19 19 17
17 20 20 17
16 19 19 16
17 19 19 17
17 19 19 17
17 19 19 17 15

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FIGURE 16 A minor pentatonic boxes with alternate picking
N.C. (Am or C)

5 8 8 5
5 8 8 5
5 7 7 5
5 7 7 5
5 7 7 5
5 8 8 5

8 10 10 8
8 10 10 8
7 9 9 7
7 10 10 7
7 10 10 7
8 10 10 8

10 12 12 10
10 13 13 10
9 12 12 9
10 12 12 10
10 12 12 10
10 12 12 10

12 15 15 12
13 15 15 13
12 14 14 12
12 14 14 12
12 15 15 12
12 15 15 12

15 17 17 15
15 17 17 15
14 17 17 14
14 17 17 14
15 17 17 15
15 17 17 15

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Figure 16 (Continued)

17 20 20 17
17 20 20 17
17 19 19 17
17 19 19 17
17 19 19 17
17 20 20 17

0 3 3 0
1 3 3 1
0 2 2 0
0 2 2 0
0 3 3 0
0 3 3 0

3 5 5 3
3 5 5 3
2 5 5 2
2 5 5 2
3 5 5 3
3 5 5 3 5

FIGURE 17 A minor pentatonic, rst box, with hammer-ons and pull-offs


N.C. (Am or C)

5 8 8 5
5 8 8 5
5 7 7 5
5 7 7 5
5 7 7 5
5 8 8 5

FIGURE 18 all ve A minor pentatonic boxes with hammer-ons and pull-offs


N.C. (Am or C)

5 8 8 5
5 8 8 5
5 7 7 5
5 7 7 5
5 7 7 5
5 8 8 5

8 10 10 8
8 10 10 8
7 9 9 7
7 10 10 7
7 10 10 7
8 10 10 8

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Figure 18 (Continued)

10 10
12 10
12 12
12 10 12
12 10 10
10 10
13 10
13 13 13 13
10 13
10 10
9 9
12 12
9 12 12 129 129 9
10 10
12 10
12 12 12 12
10 12
10 10
10 10
12 10
12 12 12 12
10 12
10 10
10 10
12 10
12 12 12 12
10 12
10 10

12 12
15 12
15 15
15 12 15
15 12 12
13 13
15 13
15 15 15 15
13 15
13 13
12 12
14 12
14 14 14 14
12 14
12 12
12 12
14 12
14 14 14 14
12 14
12 12
12 12
15 12
15 15 15 15
12 15
12 12
12 12
15 12
15 15 15 15
12 15
12 12

15 15
17 15
17 17
17 15 17
17 15 15
15 15
17 15
17 17 17 17
15 17
15 15
14 14
17 14
17 17 17 17
14 17
14 14
14 14
17 14
17 17 17 17
14 17
14 14
15 15
17 15
17 17 17 17
15 17
15 15
15 15
17 15
17 17 17 17
15 17
15 15

17 17
20 17
20 17
20
20 17
20 17
17 17
20 17
20 20 20 17
20 17
20 17
17 17
19 19
17 19 19 19
17 17
19 17
17 17
19 19
17 19 19 19
17 17
19 17
17 17
19 19
17 19 19 19
17 17
19 17
17 17
20 17
20 20 20 17
20 17 17 17 17
20 17

FIGURE 19 D
FIGURE 19major
FIGURE D pentatonic,
D19major rstrst
pentatonic,
major pentatonic,box boxbox
rst
N.C.N.C.N.C.

10 10
12 10
12 12
12 10 12
10 10
10 10
12 10
12 12 12 12
10 12
10 10
9 911 11
9 11 11 119 11
9 9
9 9
12 12
9 12 12 129 129 9
9 9
12 12
9 12 12 129 12
9 9
10 10
12 10
12 12 12 12
10 12
10 10

FIGURE 20 moving
FIGURE
FIGURE up in
20 moving uphalf
20 moving in steps
uphalf
in steps
half steps
N.C N.C
(Am)(Am)
N.C (Am) (Bbm)
(Bbm)
(Bbm)

5 58 8
5 89 96 96 6
5 58 8
5 8 9 96 96 6
5 57 75 7 8 86 86 6
5 57 7
5 7 8 8 6 86 6
5 57 7
5 7 8 8 6 86 6
5 58 85 8 9 9 6 96 6

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Figure 20 (Continued)
(Bm) (Cm)

7 10 11 8
7 10 11 8
7 9 10 8
7 9 10 8
7 9 10 8
7 10 11 8

(C#m) (Dm)

9 12 13 10
9 12 13 10
9 11 12 10
9 11 12 10
9 11 12 10
9 12 13 10

(Ebm) (Em)

11 14 15 12
11 14 15 12
11 13 14 12
11 13 14 12
11 13 14 12
11 14 15 12

FIGURE 21 moving down in half steps


N.C. (Am) (G#m)

5 8 7 4
5 8 7 4
5 7 6 4
5 7 6 4
5 7 6 4
5 8 7 4

(Gm) (F#m)

3 6 5 2
3 6 5 2
3 5 4 2
3 5 4 2
3 5 4 2
3 6 5 2

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Figure 21 (Continued)

(Fm) (Em)

(Fm) (Fm) (Em)(Em)


1 4 3 0
1 4 3 0
1 3 2 0
1 3 2 0
1 3 2 0
1 4 3 0
1 14 4 3 03 0
1 14 4 3 03 0
FIGURE 22 1 13 cycle
3 FIGURE 232 descending
02 0
1 ascending
13 3 the of fourths 2 02 the
0 cycle of fths
C1 13F 3 B E A D G B C F B E A
2 02 D 0 G
1 14 4 3 03 0
CHAPTER 3
FIGURE
FIGURE
22 ascending
22 ascending
the cycle
the cycle
of fourths
of fourths FIGURE
FIGURE
23 descending
23 descending
the cycle
the cycle
of fths
of fths
C CF FB BE E A AD DG GB B C CF FB BE E A AD DG G

9 14 19 20
9 18
8 15
8 13
8 11
8 9 2
9 914 1419 19 20 20
9 9 18 18
8 8 down a fth
FIGURE 24 8up a8fourth, 15 15
13 13
C 8F 8 B E A D G /F# B E A D 11G 11 C
8 8 9 92 2

FIGURE
FIGURE
24 up
24aup
fourth,
a fourth,
downdown
a fth
a fth
C C F F B B E E A A D DG /F#
G /F#
B B E E A A D D G G C C

20 18 16 14 12 10
20 18 16 14 12 10 8

FIGURE 25 cotinuing down the neck then across the strings


C 20 F 20 B E18 18 A D G 16/F# 16B 14E 14 A D G12 12 C F
10 B
10 E A
20 20 18 18 16 16 14 14 12 12 10 10 8 8

FIGURE
FIGURE
25 cotinuing
25 continuing
cotinuing
downdown
down
the neck
the
theneck
neck
thenthen
across
andacross
then
theacross
strings
the strings
the strings
C CF FB BE E A AD GD /F#
G B
/F# B E EA AD DG G C CF FB BE E A A

1
5 3 1
8 6 4 2 5 3 1
8 6 4 2 0 5

FIGURE 26 moving a major pentatonic box through the cycle of fourths 1 1


C8 5 5 3 3 1 1
8 6 6 4 4 2 2 5 5 3 3 1 1
8 8 6 6 4 4 2 2 0 05 5

FIGURE
FIGURE
26 moving
26 moving
a major
a major
pentatonic
pentatonic
box box
through
through
the cycle
the cycle
of fourths
of fourths
C C
8 10 10 8
8 10 10 8
7 9 9 7
7 10 10 7
7 10 10 7
8 10 10 8
8 10
8 10 10 10
8 8
8 10
8 10 10 10
8 8
7 97 9 9 79 7
7 10
7 10 10 10
7 7
7 10
7 10 10 10
7 7
8 10
8 10 10 10
8 8

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Figure 26 (Continued)

13 15 15 13
13 15 15 13
F F 12 14 14 12
12 15 15 12
12 15 15 12
13 15 15 13

B 13
13 13
15
15 15 15
15 13
15
13 13
13
13 13
15
15 15 15
15 13
15
13 13
12
12 12
14
14 14 14
14 12
14
12 12
12
12 12
15
15 15 15
15 12
15
12 12
12
12 12
15
15 15 15
15 12
15
12 12
13
13 13
15
15 15 15
15 13
15
13 13

6 8 8 6
B B 6 8 8 6
5 7 7 5
5 8 8 5
5 8 8 5
6 8 8 6

66 6
88 8 88 68
6 6
E 66 688 8 88 68
6 6
55 5
77 7 77 57
5 5
55 5
88 8 88 58
5 5
55 5
88 8 88 58
5 5
66 6
88 8 88 8
66 6

11 13 13 11
11 13 13 11
E E 10 12 12 10
10 13 13 10
10 13 13 10
11 13 13 11

FIGURE 27 C major/ A minor pentatonic


11 13 2+3
11 13
11 13 diagonal
13
13 13
11
11 11patttern, ascending
C or Am 11
11 13
13
11 13 13
13 13
11
11 11
10
10 10
12
12 12 12
12 10
12
10 10
10
10 10
13
13 13 13
13 10
13
10 10
10
10 10
13
13 13 13
13 10
10
13 10
11
11 13
11
13 13 13
13 13
11
11 11
CHAPTER 4
FIGURE
FIGURE
27 C27
major/
major
C major/
/AAminor
minor
A minor
pentatonic
pentatonic
pentatonic
2+3
2+32+3
diagonal
diagonal
diagonal
patttern,
patttern,
patttern,
ascending
ascending
ascending
C or Am
C or Am 8 10 12
8 10
5 7 9
5 7
3 5 7
3 5

FIGURE 28 same pattern, with hammer-ons and legato ring-nger


88 slides
810
10 10
88 810
10 1012
12 12
C or Am 55 5 77 7 99 9
55 5 77 7
33 3 55 5 77 7
33 3 55 5

FIGURE
FIGURE
28 same
28 same
pattern,
pattern,
withwith
hammer-ons
hammer-ons
and and
legato
legato
ring-nger
ring-nger
slides
slides
C or Am
C or Am
8 10 12
8 10
5 7 9
5 7
3 5 7
3 5

88 8 10
10 1012
12 12
88 8 10
10 10
55 5 77 7 99 9
55 5 77 7
33 3 55 5 77 7
33 3 55 5

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FIGURE 29 same pattern, descending, with legato index-nger slides
C or Am

12 10 8
10 8
9 7 5
7 5
7 5 3
5 3

FIGURE 30 same pattern, ascending and descending, with hammer-ons, pull-offs and legato nger slides
C or Am

8 10 12
8 10
5 7 9
5 7
3 5 7
3 5

12 10 8
10 8
9 7 5
7 5
7 5 3
5 3

FIGURE 31 Dickey Betts-style C major pentatonic run


C

8 10 12 10 8
8 8 10 8 8 10 10
5 7 5 7 9 9 9
5 7 5 5 7
3 5 7 7 5 7
3 5

8
10 8 10 8 5
9 9 9 7 5 5 5
7 5 7 5 7 5 5
7 7 7 5 3 3 3
5 3

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FIGURE
FIGURE major
32 C major/ /AAminor
minor
32 C major/
major pentatonic
pentatonic
/AAminor
minor 3+2diagonal
3+2
pentatonic
pentatonic diagonal
3+2 pattern,
pattern,
3+2diagonal
diagonal ascending
ascending
pattern,
pattern, anddescending
and
ascending
ascendingdescending
and
anddescending
descending
C or Am
C or Am

15 17 15 17 17 15 17 15
13 15 13
17 15 17 17 15 17
13 15 13
12 14 12 14 14 12 14 12
10 12 10
14 12 14 14 1412 10 12 10
10 12 10 12 12 10 12 10
8 10 12
8 10 12 12 10 128 10 8

FIGURE 33 "fretboard
FIGURE ngernger
33 "fretboard skating" with the
skating" with3+2
thepattern
3+2 pattern
C or Am
C or Am

13 13
12 12 12 14 12 14
14 12 14 12
10 12 10
10 12 10 10 12 10
14 12 14
14 12 14
10 12 1012 14 12 14 14 14
10 12 10
10 12 10 10 12 10 12 12 10 12 1012 12
8 10 12
8 10 12 12 10 12 1012 12

15 17 15
15 17
17 15 17 17 15 17 15 15 15
13 15 13
17 15
15 17
13 15 13 13 15 13
17 15 17 17 15 17
13 15
15 13
17 15 17 17 15 17
13 15 13 13 15 13 15
12 14 12 14 14 14 14 12 14
14 12 14

13 13
14 12 14 12 12 14 12 1412 12
14 12 14
14 12 14 14 12 14
10 12 10
10 12 10
14 12 1412 10 12 10 10 10
12 12 12 10 12 10
10 12 10 12 12 10 12 10
12 12 12 10 128 10 8

FIGURE 34 3+2
FIGURE 34pattern
3+2 pattern major
in E major/ /C#
C#minor
in E major/
major minor
/C# pentatonic
pentatonic
C#minor
minorpentatonic
pentatonic
E or C#m
E or C#m

7 9 7 9 9 7 9 7
5 7 59 7 9 9 7 95 7 5
4 6 4 6 6 4 6 4
2 4 26 4 6 6 64 2 4 2
2 4 2 4 4 2 4 2
0 2 04 2 4 4 2 40 2 0

M ASTER I N G SCALES
FIGURE 35 same pattern with hammer-ons and pull-offs
E or C#m

7 9 7 9 7
5 7 9 9 7 5
4 6 6 4
2 4 6 6 4 2
2 4 4 2
0 2 4 4 2 0 0

FIGURE 36 C# minor pentatonic run with position extension


C m

7 9 9 7 9
5 7 9
4 6
2 4 6
2 4
0 2 4

full

12 12 9 7
9 7 5
6 4
6 4 2
4 2
4 2 0

FIGURE 37 more "fretboard nger skating" using the same extended pattern
E or C#m

7 9 12 (12) 12 9 7
5 7 9 9
4 6
2 4 6
2 4
0 2 4

7 9 12 9 7
7 5 (5) 7 9 9 7 5 (5) (5)

M ASTER I N G SCALES
Figure 37 (Continued)

7 97 12
9 12
9 79 7
5 75 97 9 9 79 57 5
6 46 4
6 46 24 2
4 24 2
4 24 02 0

FIGURE
FIGURE
38 F 38
major
F major/
major//DDminor
minor
D minor
pentatonic
pentatonic
pentatonic extended
extended
extended pattern
pattern
pattern
F or Dm
F or Dm

8 10 8 10
10 8 10 8
6 8 10
6 8 10 10 8 106 8 6
5 7 5 7 7 5 7 5
3 5 37 5 7 7 5 73 5 3
3 5 3 5 5 3 5 3
1 3 15 3 5 5 3 51 3 1

FIGURE
FIGURE
39 ascending-descending
39 ascending-descending
run using
run using
samesame
pattern
pattern
F or Dm
F or Dm

8 108 810 108 1310 13 10 810 108 10


6 6 6 8 6 108 10
5 75 7 7 (7)7 (7)
5 75 7
3 53 75 7
3 53 5
1 31 53 5

10 810 8
10 810 6 8 6
7 57 5 5 5
7 7 7 57 35 53 35 3 3 3
5 35 3 5 35 3 3 3 3 5 3 (5)5 (5)
5 5 5 35 1 3 1

FIGURE
FIGURE
40 shape-shifting
40 shape-shifting
fromfrom
F to F
F#to F#

3 35 5 4 46 6
1 13 35 5 2 24 46 6

M ASTER I N G SCALES
Figure 40 (Continued)

5 7 5
3 5 7 7 5 3
3 5 5 3
1 3 5 5 3 1

6 8 6
4 6 8 8 6 4
4 6 6 4
2 4 6 6 4 2

8 10 8
6 8 10 10 8 6
5 7 7 5
3 5 7 7 5 3
3 5 5 3
1 3 5 5 3 1

9 11 9
7 9 11 11 9 7
6 8 8 6
4 6 8 8 6 4
4 6 6 4
2 4 6 6 4 2

FIGURE 41 Ab (G#) major pentatonic

11 13 11
9 11 13 13 11 9
8 10 10 8
6 8 10 10 8 6
6 8 8 6
4 6 8 8 6 4

M ASTER I N G SCALES
FIGURE
FIGURE
FIGURE
FIGURE
42 42
2+32+3
42extended
42
2+3
extended
2+3
extended
extended
pattern
pattern
pattern
with
pattern
with
Db
with
Db
major
with
Db
major
Db
major
/ Bb
major
/ Bb
minor
/ Bb
minor
/ Bb
minor
pentatonic
minor
pentatonic
pentatonic
pentatonic
D D
or Bbm
or
D Bbm
or
D Bbm
or Bbm

9 11
9 13
119 13
11
9 13
11131311
13 11
913 9
11
13 11
9 9
9 119 119 11
9 11 11 11
9 911 11
9 9
6 86 10
86 1086 10
8 10 10 10
8 610
8 610
8 68 6
6 86 86 86 8 8 68 68 68 6
4 64 864 864 86 8 8 68 468 468 46 4
4 64 64 64 6 6 6 6 46 46 (6)
64 (6)
46 (6)
6 (6)

FIGURE
FIGURE
FIGURE
FIGURE
43 43
same
same
43 43
same
pattern
same
pattern
pattern
shifting
pattern
shifting
shifting
up
shifting
up
oneup
one
fret
up
one
fret
to
one
fret
B
tofret
minor
Btominor
B
tominor
B
/ Dminor
/major
D /major
D /major
pentatonic
D major
pentatonic
pentatonic
pentatonic
BmBm
or Dor
BmDBm
or Dor D

10 10
12 12
14
10 14
12
12
10 12
14
12 12
14
10 12
10 10 10
10 10
12 12
10 12
10 12 12 10
12 10
12 10
12 10
7 7
9 11
97 1197 11
9 11 11 11
9 7911 711
9 79 7
7 7 9 97 97 9 9 79 79 79 7
5 57 795 975 97 9 9 79 579 579 57 5
5 5
7 75 75 7 7 57 757 757 75 (7)
7 (7) (7) (7)

FIGURE
FIGURE
FIGURE
FIGURE
44 44
2+32+3
44pattern
44
2+3
pattern
2+3
pattern
in
pattern
C
inmajor
Cinmajor
C
inmajor
/CAmajor
/minor
A /minor
A /minor
using
A minor
using
using
hammer-ons
using
hammer-ons
hammer-ons
hammer-ons
and
and
pull-offs
and
pull-offs
and
pull-offs
pull-offs
instead
instead
instead
of
instead
nger
of nger
of nger
of
slides
nger
slides
slides
slides
C orCAm
orC
AmorCAm
or Am

8 8 10 810 8
12101210 12 12 (12)(12) (12)(12)
8 8 10810 8 10 10
5 5 7 5 7 59 7 9 7 9 9
5 5 75 7 5 7 7
3 3 5 3 5 37 5 7 5 7 7
3 3 53 5 3 5 5

8 10
8 10
812 10
12
810 10
12
10 12
10 810 8 8 8
8 10
8 10
8 10
8 10 10 108 10
8 108 8
5 57 579 579 79 9 9 97 9
75 975 75 5
5 57 5
7 57 7 7 75 7
5 75 5
3 35 357 357 57 7 7 75 753 75
3 53 3
3 35 3
5 35 5 5 53 5
3 53 3

FIGURE
FIGURE
FIGURE
FIGURE
45 45
3+23+2
45pattern
45
3+2
pattern
3+2
pattern
in
pattern
C
inmajor
Cinmajor
C
inmajor
/CAmajor
/minor
A /minor
A /minor
using
A minor
using
using
hammer-ons
using
hammer-ons
hammer-ons
hammer-ons
and
and
pull-offs
and
pull-offs
and
pull-offs
pull-offs
instead
instead
instead
of
instead
nger
of nger
of nger
of
slides
nger
slides
slides
slides
C orCAm
orC
AmorCAm
or Am

15 15
17 17
15 17
1517
1715
17 15
17 15
17 15
13 13
15 15
17
13 17
15
13 17
15 17 17 17
15 13
15
17 13
15
17 13
15 13
12 12
14 1412 14
12 14 14 12
14 12
14 12
14 12
10 10
12 12
14
10 14
12
10 14
12 14 14 12
14 12
10
14 10
12
14 10
12 10
10 10
12 1210 12
10 12 12 12
10 1012 10
12 10
8 10
8 10
128 12
108 12
10 12 12 12
10 10
12
8 10
12
8 10
8 (8)8 (8) (8) (8)

M ASTER I N G SCALES
FIGURE 46 A minor pentatonic, three-notes-per-string "monster stretch" pattern
Am
3
3

3 3
3 3

17 20 22
15 17 20
12 14 17
10 12 14
7 10 12
5 8 10

3 3
3 3 3 3
3 3
3 3
3 3

17 20 22 22 20 17
15 17 20 20 17 15
12 14 17 17 14 12
10 12 14 14 12 10
7 10 12 12 10 7
5 8 10 10 8 5 5

FIGURE 47 A minor pentatonic 3+3 "monster stretch" legato run


Am
3 3
3

3 3 3
3 3 3 3

17 20 22 22
15 17 20 15 17 20
12 14 17 12 14 17
10 12 14 10 12 14
7 10 12 7 10 12
5 8 10

3 3 A5
3 3
3 3
3 3
3 3

22 20 17
20 17 15 20 17 15
17 14 12 17 14 12
14 12 10 14 12 10 7
12 10 7 12 10 7 7
10 8 5 5 5

M ASTER I N G SCALES
FIGURE
FIGURE
4848
same
same
run
run
but
but
with
with
alternate
alternate
picking
picking
Am
Am
33 33
33

33 33 33
33 33 33 33

17 1720 20
22 22
(22)
(22)
15 15
17 1720 20 15 15
17 1720 20
12 1214 14
17 17
12 1214 14
17 17
10 10
12 1214 14 12 12
10 10 14 14
7 710 1012 127 710 10
12 12
5 58 810 10

33 33
33 33 33 33
33 33
33 33
33 33

22 22
20 20
17 17
22 22
20 20
17 17
20 20
17 17
15 15
20 20
17 17
15 15
17 17
14 14
12 12
17 17
14 14
12 12
14 14
12 12
10 10
14 14
12 12
10 10
12 12
10 107 12
7 12
10 107 7
10 108 85 10
5 108 85 5

33 33
33

33 33 33
33 33 33 33

17 17
20 20
22 22 (22)
(22)
15 15
17 17
20 20 15 15
17 17
20 20
12 12
14 14
17 17
12 12
14 14
17 17
10 10
12 12
14 14
10 10
12 12
14 14
7 10
7 10
12 127 10
7 10
12 12
5 58 10
8 10

FIGURE
FIGURE
4949
same
same
3+3
3+3
fretboard
fretboard
pattern
pattern
applied
applied
toto
EEminor
minorpentatonic
pentatonic
EmEm
33 33
33
33

33 33 33 33
33 33

12 12
15 15
17 17
(17)
(17) 17 17
15 15
12 12
10 10
12 12
15 15 15 15
12 12
10 10
7 79 912 12 12 129 97 7
5 57 79 9 9 97 75 5
2 25 57 7
0 03 35 5

M ASTER I N G SCALES
Figure 49 (Continued)
3 3
3 3 3
3 3

3 3
3

10 12 15
7 9 12 7 9 12
5 7 9 5 7 9
7 5 2 2 5 7 2 5 7
5 3 0 0 3 5

3 3
3 3
3
3
3 3 3 3
3 3

12 15 17 17 15 12
10 12 15 15 12 10 15 12 10
12 9 7 12 9 7
9 7 5 9 7 5
7 5 2 7 5 2
5 3 0 0

FIGURE 50 the remaining 3+3 patterns in E minor pentatonic starting on the low E string
Em
3 3
3 3

3 3 3 3
3 3 3 3

15 17 19 19 17 15
12 15 17 17 15 12
9 12 14 14 12 9
7 9 12 12 9 7
5 7 10 10 7 5
3 5 7 7 5 3

3
3

3 3 3 3
3 3 3 3

17 19 22 22 19 17
15 17 20 20 17 15
12 14 16 16 14 12
9 12 14 14 12 9
7 10 12
(3) 5 7 10

3 3
3 3

3 3 3
3 3

17 20 22 22 20 17
14 16 19 19 16 14
12 14 17
12 10 7 10 12 14
10 7 5 7 10 12

M ASTER I N G SCALES
Figure 50 (Continued)
3 3 3
3
3 3
3 3 3
3 3

16 19 21 (21) 2119 16
1714 12 14 17 19 19 17 14
14 12 10 12 14 17 17 14 12
12 10 7 10 12 15 15 12 10

FIGURE 51 same thing, but starting on the A string


Em
3 3
3 3
3 3
3 3
3 3

10 12 15 15 12 10
8 10 12 12 10 8
4 7 9 9 7 4
2 5 7 7 5 2
0 2 5 5 2 0

3 3
3 3
3 3
3 3
3 3

12 15 17 17 15 12
10 12 15 15 12 10
7 9 12 12 9 7
5 7 9 9 7 5
(0) 2 5 7 7 5 2 (2)

FIGURE 52 same thing, but starting on the D string


Em
3 3

3 3
3 3
3 3

7 10 12 12 10 7
5 8 10 10 8 5
2 4 7 7 4 2
0 2 5 5 2 0 (0)

3 3 3

3 3
3 3
3 3 3

10 12 15 15 12 10
8 10 12 12 10 8
4 7 9 9 7 4 7 9 12
2 5 7 7 5 2 (2) 5 7 9

M ASTER I N G SCALES
Figure 52 (Continued)

33

33 33
33 33
33

12 12 15 15 17 17 17 17 15 15 12 12
10 10 12 12 15 15 15 15 12 12 10 10
12 12 9 9 7 7
9 9 7 7 5 5

FIGURE
FIGURE
5353
same
same
thing,
thing,
but
but
starting
starting
onon
the
the
GGstring
string
EmEm
33 33

33 33 33 33
33 33 33
33

5 57 10
7 10
10 107 75 5 7 10
7 10
12 12
12 12
10 107 7
3 35 58 8 8 85 53 3 5 58 10
8 10
0 02 24 4 4 42 20 0 2 24 47 7

33 33
33 33 33
33 33 33

10 10
12 12
15 15
15 15
12 12
10 10
10 108 8 5 5 8 810 10
12 12 12 12
10 108 8
7 74 42 2 4 47 7 9 9 9 97 7 4 4

FIGURE
FIGURE
5454
same
same
thing,
thing,
but
but
starting
starting
onon
the
the
BBstring
string
EmEm

33 33 33 33
33 33 33 33 33

3 35 57 77 75 53 3 3 35 57 77 75 53 3
0 03 35 5 0 0 3 35 5 5 53 30 00 03 35 5 5 53 30 00 0

33 33 33 33
33 33 33 33

5 57 710 10
10 107 75 5 7 10
7 10
12 12
12 12
10 107 7
3 35 58 8 8 85 53 3 3 3 5 58 10
8 10 10 108 85 5

M ASTER I N G SCALES
Figure 54 (Continued)

3 3 3 3
3 3 3 3

10 12 15 15 12 10 12 15 17 17 15 12
8 10 12 12 10 8 10 12 15 15 12 10

3 3 3 3
3 3 3 3

10 12 15 15 12 10 12 15 17 17 15 12
8 10 12 12 10 8 10 12 15 15 12 10
3 3 3 3
3 3 3

15 17 19 19 17 15 15 17 19 19 17 15
12 15 17 17 15 12 12 15 17 17 15 17
3 3 3 3
3 3 3

FIGURE 55 overlapping E minor pentatonic boxes


EM 15 17 19 19 17 15 15 17 19 19 17 15
12 15 17 17 15 12 12 15 17 17 15 17

CHAPTER 5
FIGURE 56
55 same pattern
overlapping 3with
0 E 0 double
minor hammer-ons
pentatonic boxes and pull-offs 3 5
Em
EM
0 2
0 3
3 33 0
2 0 2 34
3 5
3
30 3
0 2 2 0 2 5
2 2 0 2 5
0 3 3 0 3 5

3 3 3 3
0 3 0 3 5
0 3 3 0 3 5
0 2 2 0 2 4
0 2 2 00 3 5 5 5 3 0 2 5
0 2 0 3 5 2 0 52 35 0
0 3 0 2 4 3 0 3 5 4 2 0
0 2 5 5 2 0
5 3 0 2 5
0 3 5 5 3
4 2
5 2
5 2
5 3
3 3
3 3 3 3
5 3
5 3
4 2 3 3 3
5 2 3
5 2
5 3

0 3 5 5 3 0 0 3 5 5 3 0 5 3 0
0 3 5 0 3 5
0 2 4 0 52 3 4 0 4 2 0
0 2 5 0 2 5 5 2 0
5 2 0 0 2 5
5 03 2 0 5
0 3 5 0 3 5 5 2 0
5 3 0

3 3 30
0 3 5
33 5 5 3 0
3 5 33 0
E5
0 2 4 4 2 0 3 3
0 2 5 5 2 0
0 2 5 5 2 0
0 3 5 5 3 0
3 3

5 3 0 5 3 0
M ASTER I N G SCALES 4 2 0 4 2 0 5 2 0 5 2 0 2
5 2 0 5 2 0 2
5 3 0 5 3 0 0 0
FIGURE
FIGURE
FIGURE
5656
same
56
same
same
pattern
pattern
pattern
with
with
with
double
double
double
hammer-ons
hammer-ons
hammer-ons
and
and
and
pull-offs
pull-offs
pull-offs
EmEmEm
333 333 333 333
333 333

333 333 333 333

0 03 035 355 55 5 5 53 530 30 0


0 03 035 35 5 5 53 530 30 0
0 02 024 24 4 4 42 420 20 0
0 02 02525 5 5 52 520 20 0
0 02 025 25 5
0 03 035 35 5

333 333
333 333 333 333

333 333 333


333

0 03 035 355 553 530305 053 530 30 0


0 03 035 35 5
0 02 024 24 4
0 02 025 25 5
5 5 25 2 0 2 0 0 0 02 025 25 5
5 5 35 3 0 3 0 0 0 03 035 35 5

333 333 333 333 E5E5E5


333 333 333 333

333 333

5 53 530 305 053 530 30 0


4 42 420 204 042 420 20 0
5 52 520 205 052 520 20 0 2 2 2
5 52 520 205 052 520 20 0 2 2 2
5 53 530 305 053 530 300 00 0 0 0 0

FIGURE
FIGURE
FIGURE
5757
next
57
next
next
two
two
two
overlapping
overlapping
overlapping
boxes,
boxes,
boxes,
allall
fretted
all
fretted
fretted
notes
notes
notes
EmEmEm
333 333 333 333
333 333 333 333

333 333 333 333

3 35 357 577 775 753 53 3


3 35 358 58 8 8 85 853 53 3
2 24 247 47 7 7 74 742 42 2
2 25 257 57 7 7 75 752 52 2
2 25 257 57 7 7 75 752 52 2
3 35 357 57 7 7 75 753 53 3

FIGURE
FIGURE
FIGURE585856 same
remaining
58 pattern
remaining
remaining with double
overlapping
overlapping
overlapping
EE
minor
E hammer-ons
minor
minor
pentatonic and
pentatonic
pentatonic
boxespull-offs
boxes
boxes
EM
EMEm
EM
333 3 3 33 3 3 33 3 3
333 3
3

333 333 333 333


333 3 3 33 3 3 3
333 333
0 3 5 5 5 3 0
0 53 575 510
7 10
71010
1071075 75 5 5 3 0
0 2 4 5 58 510
8 10
8 10 101081085 85 5 4 2 0
0 2 54 47 479 79 9 9 97 974 74 4 5 2 0
0 25 557 579 79 9 9 97 975 75 5
0 3 5 557 57
107
1010 101071075 75 5
5 57 510
7 10
7 10 101071075 75 5

3 3
3
M ASTER I N G SCALES 3 3 3
Figure 58 (Continued)
3 3 3 3

3 3 3 3
3 3 3 3

7 10 12 12 10 7
8 10 12 12 10 8
7 9 12 12 9 7
7 9 12 12 9 7
7 10 12 12 10 7
7 10 12 12 10 7

3 3 3 3

3 3 3 3
3 3 3 3

10 12 15 15 12 10
10 12 15 15 12 10
9 12 14 14 12 9
9 12 14 14 12 9
10 12 14 14 12 10
10 12 15 15 12 10

3 3 3 3

3 3 3 3
3 3 3 3

12 15 17 17 15 12
12 15 17 17 15 12
12 14 16 16 14 12
12 14 17 17 14 12
12 14 17 17 14 12
12 15 17 17 15 12

FIGURE 59 last two boxes with alternate picking


Em
3 3

3 3 3
3 3
3 3
3

12 15 17 (17)
12 15 17 12 15 17
12 14 16 12 14 16
12 14 17 12 14 17
12 14 17 12 14 17
12 15 17

3 3

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

17 15 12 17 15 12
17 15 12 17 15 12
16 14 12 16 14 12
17 14 12 17 14 12
17 14 12 17 14 12
17 15 12 17 15 12 (12)

M ASTER I N G SCALES
FIGURE
FIGURE
60 A minor
60 A minor
pentatonic,
pentatonic,
rst box,
rst with
box,string
with string
skipping
skipping
Am Am

5 8 5 88 5 8 5
5 8 5 8 8 5 8 5
5 7
5 7 5 7 5 7 7 5 7 5 7 5 7 5
5 7 5 7 5 7 5 7 7 5 7 5 7 5 7 5
5 7 5 7 7 5 7 5
5 8 5 8 8 5 8 5(5) (5)

FIGURE
FIGURE
61 same
61 same
pattern
pattern
applied
applied
to remaining
to remaining
Am pentatonic
Am pentatonic
boxesboxes
Am Am

8 10 8 1010 8 10 8
8 10 8 10 10 8 10 8
79 7 9 7 9 7 9 9 7 9 7 9 7 9 7
7 10 7 10 7 10 7 10 10 7 10 7 10 7 10 7
7 10 7 10 10 7 10 7
8 10 8 10 10 8 10 8

10 12 10 1212 10 12 10
10 13 10 13 13 10 13 10
9 12 9 12 9 12 9 12 12 9 12 9 12 9 12 9
10 12 10 12 10 12 10 12 12 10 12 10 12 10 12 10
10 12 10 12 12 10 12 10
10 12 10 12 12 10 12 10

12 15 12 1515 12 15 12
13 15 13 15 15 13 15 13
12 14 12 14 12 14 12 14 14 12 14 12 14 12 14 12
12 14 12 14 12 14 12 14 14 12 14 12 14 12 14 12
12 15 12 15 15 12 15 12
12 15 12 15 15 12 15 12

15 17 15 1717 15 17 15
15 17 15 17 17 15 17 15
14 17 14 17 14 17 14 17 17 14 17 14 17 14 17 14
14 17 14 17 14 17 14 17 17 14 17 14 17 14 17 14
15 17 15 17 17 15 17 15
15 17 15 17 17 15 17 15

M ASTER I N G SCALES
Figure 61 (Continued)

17 20 20 17
17 20 20 17
17 19 17 19 19 17 19 17
17 19 17 19 19 17 19 17
17 19 19 17
17 20 20 17 (17)

0 3 3 0
1 3 3 1
0 2 0 2 2 0 2 0
0 2 0 2 2 0 2 0
0 3 3 0
0 3 3 0

3 5 5 3
3 5 5 3
2 5 2 5 5 2 5 2
2 5 2 5 5 2 5 2
3 5 5 3
3 5 5 3

FIGURE 62 alternate picking versus legato phrasing


Am

5 8 8 5
5 8 8 5
5 7 5 7 7 5 7 5
5 7 5 7 7 5 7 5
5 7 7 5
5 8 8 5

5 8 8 5
5 8 8 5
5 7 5 7 7 5 7 5
5 7 5 7 7 5 7 5
5 7 7 5
5 8 8 5 (5)

M ASTER I N G SCALES
FIGURE 63 A minor pentatonic, rst box, with double-stops
Am

8 5 5 8
8 5 8 5 5 8 5 8
7 5 7 5 5 7 5 7
7 5 7 5 5 7 5 7
7 5 7 5 7 5 7
8 5 8

FIGURE 64 same pattern applied to the remaining A minor pentatonic boxes


Am

10 8 8 10
10 8 10 8 8 10 8 10
9 7 9 7 7 9 7 9
10 7 10 7 7 10 7 10
10 7 10 7 10 7 10
10 8 10

12 10 10 12
13 10 13 10 10 13 10 13
12 9 12 9 9 12 9 12
12 10 12 10 10 12 10 12
12 10 12 10 12 10 12
12 10 12

15 12 12 15
15 13 15 13 13 15 13 15
14 12 14 12 12 14 12 14
14 12 14 12 12 14 12 14
15 12 15 12 15 12 15
15 12 15

17 15 15 17
17 15 17 15 15 17 15 17
17 14 17 14 14 17 14 17
17 14 17 14 14 17 14 17
17 15 17 15 17 15 17
17 15 17

20 17 17 20
20 17 20 17 17 20 17 20
19 17 19 17 17 19 17 19
19 17 19 17 17 19 17 19
19 17 19 17 19 17 19
20 17 20

M ASTER I N G SCALES
Figure 64 (Continued)

3 0 0 3
3 1 3 1 1 3 1 3
2 0 2 0 0 2 0 2
2 0 2 0 0 2 0 2
3 0 3 0 3 0 3
3 0 3

3 0 0 3
3 1 3 1 1 3 1 3
2 0 2 0 0 2 0 2
2 0 2 0 0 2 0 2
3 0 3 0 3 0 3
3 0 3

5 3 3 5
5 3 5 3 3 5 3 5
5 2 5 2 2 5 2 5
5 2 5 2 2 5 2 5
5 3 5 3 5 3 5
5 3 5

5 3
FIGURE 65 3 5
5 3 5 Chuck
3 Berry-style double-stop lick 3 5 3 5
A7 or Am 5 2 5 2 2 5 2 5
5 2 5 2 2 5 2 5
5 3 5 3 5 3 5
5 3 5

FIGURE 65 Chuck Berry-style double-stop lick


full
A7 or Am full full full

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 8 7 5
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 8 7 5 8 7 5
7 7 7 7 8 7 5 7 5 7 5
7 5 7 5 7 5 7
7 5 7
full full full full

FIGURE
5 5 66 5
A minor
5 pentatonic
5 5 scale
5 5 played
5 5 5in5four-note
8 7ascending
5 modules on the bottom two strings
Am 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 8 7 5 8 7 5
7 7 7 7 8 7 5 7 5 7 5
7 5 7 5 7 5 7
7 5 7

CHAPTER 6
FIGURE 66 A minor pentatonic scale played in four-note ascending modules on the bottom two strings
Am

5 7 7 10 10 12 12 15 15 17 17 19 15 17 12 15
5 8 8 10 10 12 12 15 15 17 17 20 15 17 12 15

5 7 7 10 10 12 12 15 15 17 17 19 15 17 12 15
5 8 8 10 10 12 12 15 15 17 17 20 15 17 12 15

10 12 7 10 5 7 3 5 0 3 3 5 5 7
10 12 8 10 5 8 3 5 0 3 3 5 5 8 5

10 12 7 10 5 7 3 5 0 3 3 5 5 7
10 12 8 10 5 8 3 5 0 3 3 5 5 8 5

M ASTER I N G SCALES
FIGURE 67 same approach used on the A and D strings
Am

0 2 2 5 5 7 7 10 10 12 12 14 14 17 17 19
0 3 3 5 5 7 7 10 10 12 12 15 15 17 17 19

14 17 12 14 10 12 7 10 5 7 2 5
15 17 12 15 10 12 7 10 5 7 3 5 0

FIGURE 68 same approach used on the D and G strings


Am

0 2 2 5 5 7 7 9 9 12 12 14 14 17 17 19
0 2 2 5 5 7 7 10 10 12 12 14 14 17 17 19

14 17 12 14 9 12 7 9 5 7 2 5 2
14 17 12 14 10 12 7 10 5 7 2 5

FIGURE 69 same approach used on the G and B strings


Am

3 5 5 8 8 10 10 13 13 15 15 17 13 15 10 13 8 10 5 8 3 5
2 5 5 7 7 9 9 12 12 14 14 17 12 14 9 12 7 9 5 7 2 5 2

M ASTER I N G SCALES
FIGURE
FIGURE
7070
same
same
approach
approach
used
used
onon
the
the
top
top
two
two
strings
strings

3 3 5 5 5 5 8 8 8 8 1010 10101212 12121515 15151717(17)


(17)
3 3 5 5 5 5 8 8 8 8 1010 10101313 13131515 15151717

FIGURE
FIGURE
7171
same
same
approach,
approach,
but
but
with
with
descending
descending
four-note
four-note
modules
modules
onon
the
the
top
top
two
two
strings
strings
Am
Am

17171515 17171515 17171515 17171515 17171515 15151212 12121010 1010 8 8


17171515 17171515 17171515 17171515 17171515 15151313 13131010 1010 8 8

8 85 5 5 53 3 3 30 0 5 53 3 8 85 5 1010 8 8 8 85 5 5 5
8 85 5 5 53 3 3 31 1 5 53 3 8 85 5 1010 8 8 8 85 5

FIGURE
FIGURE
7272
descending
descending
four-note-module
four-note-module
exercise
exercise
lick
lick
onon
the
the
top
top
two
two
strings
strings
Am
Am

full
full

8 85 5 8 85 5 1010
8 8 1010
8 8 8 85 5 5 53 3 8 85 5 1010
8 8 1212
1010 1515
1212 1515 (15)
(15)
8 85 5 8 85 5 1010
8 8 1010
8 8 8 85 5 5 53 3 8 85 5 10108 8 1313
1010 1515
1313

FIGURE
FIGURE
7373
moving
moving
across
across
the
the
strings
strings
through
through
AAminor
minorpentatonic
pentatonicboxes
boxeswith
withascending
ascending
four-note
four-note
modules
modules
Am
Am

5 58 8 8 81010
5 57 7 7 79 95 57 7 7 79 9
5 57 7 7 71010 5 57 7 7 71010
5 57 7 7 71010 5 5 7 7 7 71010
5 58 8 8 81010

M ASTER I N G SCALES
Figure 73 (Continued)

5 8 5 8 8 10 8 10 5 8 5 8
5 8 5 8 8 10 8 10 5 8 5 8 8 10 8 10 5 85 8
7 97 9 5 7 5 7 7 97 9 5 75 7
7 10 7 10 5 7 5 7 7 10 7 10 5 75 7
7 10 7 10 5 75 7 7 10 7 10
8 10 8 10 5 5

FIGURE
FIGURE
74 descending
74 descending
andand
ascending
ascending
four-note
four-note
modules
modules
across
across
twotwo
E minor
E minor
pentatonic
pentatonic
boxes
boxes
Em Em

15 1215 12 12 1012 10
15 1215 12 12 1012
1510
1215 12 12 1012 10
14 1214 12 12 912 9 14 1214 12 12 912 9
14 1214 12 12 912
14 12
9 14 12 12 912 9
14 1214 12 12 1012 10 14 1214 12 12 1012 10
15 1215 12 12 1012
1210 12

10 1210 12 12 15(15)
12 15(15)
10 1210 12 12 1512 15 10 1210 12 12 1512 15
9 12 9 12 12 1412914
12 9 12 12 1412 14
9 12 9 12 12 1412 14 9 12 9 12 12 1412 14
10 1210 12 12 1412
1014
1210 12 12 1412 14
10 1210 12 12 1512 15

FIGURE
FIGURE
75 ascending
75 ascending
up and
up and
across
across
the the
neck,
neck,
three
three
modules
modules
on each
on each
string
string
pairpair
Em Em

4 74 7 7 97 9 9 12 9 12
2 52 5 5 75 7 7 97 9 5 75 7 7 97 9 9 129 12
0 20 2 2 52 5 5 75 7 2 52 5 5 75 7 7 10 7 10
0 30 3 3 53 5 5 75 7

full fullfull full

10 1210 12 12 1512 15 15 1715 17 17 1917 19 19 2219222222


22 22 (22) (22)
8 10 8 10 10 1210 12 12 1512 15 10 1210 12 12 1512 15 15 1715 17 17 2017 20 20 2220 22
7 97 9 9 12 9 12 12 1412 14

M ASTER I N G SCALES
FIGURE 76 descending down and across the neck, three modules on each string pair
Em

22 19 19 17 17 15
22 20 20 17 17 15 20 17 17 15 15 12
19 16 16 14 14 12 16 14 14 12 12 9
17 14 14 12 12 9

14 12 12 9 9 7
14 12 12 10 10 7 12 10 10 7 7 5 5 2
12 10 10 7 7 5 5 3 0

FIGURE 77 moving across the strings with six-note modules


Em

12 15
12 15 12 15
12 14 12 14 12 14
12 14 12 14 12 14
12 14 12 14
12 15

15 12
15 12 15 12
14 12 14 12 14 12
14 12 14 12 14 12 14
14 12 14 12
15 12

FIGURE 78 same pattern applied to the next G major/


major /EEminor
minorpentatonic
pentatonicbox
box
G or Em

3 5
3 5 3 5
2 4 2 4 2 4
2 5 2 5 2 5
2 5 2 5
3 5

M ASTER I N G SCALES
Figure 78 (Continued)

5 3
5 3 5 3
4 2 4 2 4 2
5 2 5 2 5 2
5 2 5 2
5 3

FIGURE 79 same pattern applied to the remaining boxes


G or Em

5 7
5 8 5 8
4 7 4 7 4 7
5 7 5 7 5 7
5 7 5 7
5 7

7 5
8 5 8 5
7 4 7 4 7 4
7 5 7 5 7 5
7 5 7 5
7 5

7 10
8 10 8 10
7 9 7 9 7 9
7 9 7 9 7 9
7 10 7 10
7 10

10 7
10 8 10 8
9 7 9 7 9 7
9 7 9 7 9 7
10 7 10 7
10 7

10 12
10 12 10 12
9 12 9 12 9 12
9 12 9 12 9 12
10 12 10 12
10 12

M ASTER I N G SCALES
Figure 79 (Continued)

12 12
10 10
12 12
10 10 12 12
10 10
12 129 9 12 129 9 12 12
9 9
12 129 9 12 12
9 9 12 12
9 9
12 12
10 10 12 12
10 10
12 12
10 10

FIGURE
FIGURE
80 descending
80 descending
six-note
six-note
modules
modules
played
played
as 16th
as 16th
notes
notes
Em orEm
G or G

15 12
15 12
15 12
15 12 15 12
15 12
14 12
14 12 14 12
14 12 14 12
14 12
14 12
14 12 14 12
14 12 14 12
14 12 14 14
14 12
14 12 14 12
14 12
15 12
15 12

FIGURE
FIGURE
81 same
81 same
pattern,
pattern,
descending
descending
thenthen
ascending
ascending
Em orEm
G or G

1512 1512
1512151215121512 12 1512 15
14121412 14121412 14121412 12 1412 14 12 1412 14 12 1412 14
14121412 14121412 14 1214 12 14 14 12141214 12141214 12 1412 14
14121412 14121412 12141214 12141214
15121512 12151215

12 1512
1515 15 17 1517 15
12 1512 15 17 1517 15 17 1517 15
16 1416 14 16 1416 14 16 1416 14
17 1417 14 17 1417 14 17 1417 14 14 1714 17
17 1417 14 17 1417 14 14 1714 17 14 1714 17
17 1517 15 (15) (15)
15 1715 17

15 17(17)
15 17(17) 12 1512 15 12 1512 15 15121512 15 1215 12
15171517 15171517 12 1512 15 12 1512 15 15 1215 12 15 1215 12
14161416 14161416 14 1614 16 12141214 12 1412 14 14 1214 12 14 1214 12
14171417 14171417

M ASTER I N G SCALES
Figure 81 (Continued)

15 12 15 12 16 13 16 13 16 13
15 12 15 12 16 13 16 13 16 13
14 12 14 12 15 13 15 13 15 13
15 12 15 12 15 12 15 12 16 13 16 13 16 13 16 13 16 13 16 13
15 12 15 12 15 12 15 12 16 13 16 13 16 13 16 13 16 13 16 13
14 12 14 12 14 12 14 12 15 13 15 13 15 13 15 13 15 13 15 13

FIGURE 82 adding the at-ve to A minor pentatonic to get the A blues scale
1(root) b3 4 5 b7 1(r) 1(root) b3 4 b5 5 b7 1(r)
CHAPTER 7
FIGURE 82 adding
FIGURE the at
82 adding theve to A minor
at-ve pentatonic
to A minor to getto
pentatonic
FIGURE the A
get
102 blues
E the scale scale
A blues
blues-scale, 12th-position box pattern
1(root)1(root)
b3 b34 45 5 b7 1(r)
b7 1(r) 1(root)1(root)
E or Em b3 4
b3 b5
4 b5 5 b7
5 1(r)
b7 1(r)

5 7 5 7
5 7 5 6 7
5 8 5 8
12 15 12
5 75 7 5 12
75 15 7 15 12
5 57 7 5 6 127 14 15
6512 14 7 15 1
5 58 8 5 85 12 13
8 14
12 15

FIGURE 103 E blues-scale "monster shred" pattern, three no


3
3
5 7
5 7 7 5
7 5 5 6
3
7
5 7 5
7 6 5
5 8 8 5 (5) 5 8 8 5
5 7 5 77 5 7 5 5 57 5 7 5 3
5 7 5 7 7 5 7 5 5 6 57 6 7 7 6 75 6 5
5 8 5 8 8 5 8 5(5) (5) 5 8 5 8 8 85 5
3 3
3 3
7 9
3 3 3 3 7 8 9
3 3 3 3 5 7 10
5 6 7

5 6 7
5 7 5
7 6 5 5 6 7 6 5 3
5 8 8 5 5 8 8
5 5 7 5 7 5 3
83
5 65 76 7 7 67 5 6 5 5 65 7 6 67 5 6 5
5 85 8 8 8 5 5 5 85 8
3 8

15 12 10
12 11 10
12 9 7
9 8 7

5 7 5
5 6 7 6 5 5 6 7 7 6 5
5 8 8 5 8 8 5
3 3 3
5 75 537 5
5 65 76 67 56 5 5 65 76 7 7 67 56 5
5 85 FIGURE
8 83 the A blues8 scale
8 played
5 8 5 across
8 all six strings in the rst box pattern 8 58 5
Am

FIGURE 83 the83
FIGURE A the
blues scale scale
A blues played across
played all sixall
across strings in theinrst
six strings thebox
rstpattern
box pattern
Am Am

5 8 5 7 8 9
5 8 8 5 5 7 10 5 7 10
5 7 8 5 86 7 75
5 7 7 5
5 6 7 5 8 55 8 5 7 6 5
5 8 5 8 5 8 8 85 5 8 5
5 7 58 7 8 8 7 85 7 5
3
6 7 53 6
5 7 5 7 7 5 7 5
5 6 57 6 7 3 3 7 5
5 8 5 8 8 5 8 5

M ASTER I N G SCALES 3
3 3
FIGURE 84 A blues-scale lick
Am

8 5
8 5 5
8 7 5 5 7 8 8 7 5
7 5 5 7 7 5
7 7 6 5
8 5 (5)

FIGURE 85 the remaining A blues-scale box patterns


Am

8 10 11 10 8
8 10 10 8
7 8 9 9 8 7
7 10 10 7
6 7 10 10 7 6
8 10 10 8

10 11 12 11 10
10 13 13 10
9 12 12 9
10 12 13 13 12 10
10 12 12 10
10 11 12 12 11 10

11 12 15 12 11
13 15 15 13
12 14 14 12
12 13 14 14 13 12
12 15 15 12
11 12 15 15 12 11

15 17 15
15 16 17 17 16 15
14 17 17 14
14 17 17 14
15 17 18 18 17 15
15 17 17 15 17 (17)

M ASTER I N G SCALES
Figure 85 (Continued)

17 20 17
17 20 20 17
17 19 20 20 19 17
17 19 19 17
17 18 19 19 18 17
17 20 20 17 (17)

FIGURE 86 C major and A minor pentatonic


C Am C

5 8
5 8
5 (5) 5 7
5 7 5 7 (7) 5 7
5 7 5 7 5 7
8 5 8 8

Am

8 5
8 5
7 5
7 5 7 7 5
7 5
8 5

FIGURE 87 the C major blues scale


C

5 (5)
5 7 7 5
5 6 7 7 6 5
8 8 (8)

FIGURE 88 moving across all six strings


C

5 8 5
5 8 8 5
5 7 8 8 7 5
7 5
7 6 5
8

M ASTER I N G SCALES
FIGURE 89 C major blues-scale swing-eighths lick
C

8 10 11 12 10 8
10 8
9 8 7
10 7
10 7 6 5
8

FIGURE 90 C major / A minor blues-scale pattern, three notes per string


C or Am

15 17
15 16 17
12 14 17
12 13 14
10 12 15
10 11 12

FIGURE 91 blues/jazz/country lick in C


C

full

8 10 11 12 10 8 8 8 10 (10)
10 8

FIGURE 92 A minor / C major blues-scale lick with hammer-ons and pull-offs


Am or C

8 5 5 8 5 5
8 5 5 8 8
8 7 5 5 7 8
7 5 5 7
7 6 5 5 6 7
8 5 8

M ASTER I N G SCALES
FIGURE 93 A blues-scale hammer/pull lick FIGURE 94 bending four to at ve
Am Am

5
5 6 7 7 6 5 5
5 8 8 5 (5) 5 8 8 5

FIGURE 95 A minor pentatonic lick with bends from the four to the at ve
Am

3 3


8 5
8 5 5 8 5
7 5 5 7 7 (7) 5 7 5 7 7 7 5
7 5 5 7 7
7 5 5 5 7
8 5 8 8

FIGURE 96 A minor pentatonic blues-rock lick with bends


Am

5 7 7 (7) 5 7 5 7 7
5 7
7

full full

5 8 5
5 8 8 5
(7) 5 7 5 7 7 5
7 5
7 5 (5) 3
5

M ASTER I N G SCALES
FIGURE
FIGURE
9797
AAblues
blues
scale,
scale,
2+4
2+4
pattern,
pattern,
ascending
ascending
and
and
descending
descending
AmAm

8 10
8 10 11 11
12 12
11 11
10 108 8
8 10
8 10 10 108 8
5 57 78 89 9 9 98 87 75 5
5 57 7 7 75 5
3 35 56 67 7 7 76 65 5 3 3
3 35 5 5 35 53(5)
5 (5)(5)(5)

FIGURE
FIGURE
9898
playing
playing
anan
AAblues-scale
blues-scale
run
run
over
over
anan
A7A7
chord
chord
A7A7 A7A7

0 0 5 5 8 85 5 (5)(5) 5 5
2 2 5 58 8 8 85 5 5 5
0 0 5 57 7 8 8 8 87 75 5 5 56 6
2 2 5 57 7 7 7 5 5
0 0 3 35 5 6 67 7 7 7
3 35 5 5 5

FIGURE
FIGURE
9999
EEminor
minorpentatonic
pentatonic
and
and
EEblues
blues
1(r)
1(r) 1(r)
b3 b34 4 5 5b7 b7 1(r)
b3 b34 4 1(r)
5 5b7 b7 1(r)
b3 b3 1(r)
b3 b3 1(r) 1(r)
b7 b75 5 4 4b3 b3 1(r)
b7 b7 5 5 4 4b3 b31(r)
1(r)

0 0 3 3(3)(3) 3 30 0
0 03 3 3 30 0
0 02 2 2 20 0
0 02 2 2 20 0
0 02 2 2 20 0
0 03 3 3 3 0 0

1(r)
1(r) 1(r)
b3 b34 4b5 b55 5b7 b7 1(r)
b3 b3 1(r)
4 4b5 b55 5b7 b7 1(r)
b3 b3 1(r)
b3 b3 1(r) 1(r)
b7 b75 5b5 b54 4b3 b3 1(r) b7 b75 5b5 b54 4b3 b31(r)
1(r)

0 03 3 3 30 0
0 03 3 3 30 0
0 0 2 23 3 3 32 2 0 0
0 02 2 2 2 0 0
0 01 1 2 2 2 21 1 0 0
0 03 3 3 3 0 0

33 33 33 33
33 33

3 30 0
3 30 0
3 32 20 0 3 32 20 03 32 20 03 32 20 0
2 2 2 20 0 2 2
2 2 2 2 0 01 1 0 0 0 0
3 3 3 3 0 0

M ASTER I N G SCALES
FIGURE 100 SRV-style open-position E blues-scale lick
E or Em
3 3

0 2 0
0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 2
0 3 3 3 0 3

3 3
3

0
0 2 3 3 2 0
0 0 2
2 1 0 0 1 2
3 0 3

3 3 3 3

0 0 0
0 2 3 3 2 0 0 2 3 3 2 0 0 3
2 2 2

3 0 0
3 3 2 0
2

FIGURE 101 rolling open-position E blues-scale lick


E or Em 3
3


3 0
3 0 0
3 2 0 0 2 3 3 2 0
2 2 0 2
2 2 0 1 0 0
3 3 0

M ASTER I N G SCALES
FIGURE 102 E blues-scale, 12th-position box pattern
E or Em

FIGURE
FIGURE
102 102
E blues
E blues-scale,
scale, 12th-position
12th-position
box box
pattern
pattern
E or Em
E or Em
12 15 12
12 15 15 12
12 14 15 15 14 12
12 14 14 12
12 13 14 14 13 12
12 15 15 12 (12)

12 15
12 12
15 12
FIGURE 103 E blues-scale12"monster
12 15 shred" pattern,
15 15 three
15 12 12 notes per string
12 14
12 15
14 15 15 14
15 12
14 12
12 14
12 14 3 14 12
14 12
12 13
12 14
13 14 3 14 13
14 12
13 12
12 15
12 15 3 15 12
15 (12)
12 (12)
CHAPTER 8 3
3
FIGURE 102
FIGURE E blues-scale,
103 103
blues 12th-position
E blues-scale
scale "monster
"monster boxpattern,
shred" pattern
shred" pattern,
three 3 notes
three
notes per per
string
string
E or Em 3 3
3 3
3 3 10 11 12
10 12 15
7 9 12 3 3
7 8 9 3 3
5 6 7
5 7 10 3 3
12 15 12
12 15 15 12 10 1012 12
15 15
12 14 15 15 14 10
12 1011 11
12 14 3 912 14 12 12 12
12 13 14 7 79 12 3 14 13 12
12 15 5 5 7 710 10
7 78 8 9 9 15 3
12 (12)
5 536 6 7 7
3
3 shred" pattern, three notes per string
FIGURE 103 E blues-scale "monster
3 3 3
3 3 3
15 12 310 12 11 10 3 3
3 3 12 9 7 3
3 3 9 8 7 3
3 3 3 10 7 5
7 6 5

15 1512 1210 10 10 12 15
12 12 11 1110 10
3 37 3 10 11 12
3 12 12 9
7
9 7
8 9 9 98
7
87
9
7
12
5 7 10 10 10 7 75 5
5 6 7 7 76 65 5

3
3 3 3 3 3 33
3 3 3
7 9 12 3
3 7 8 9
53 7 10 5 7 10
5 6 7 3 3 3

15 12 10
123 3 3
3 11 10
12 9 7 7 7 8 8 9 9
7 97 12
9 12
5 5 7 710 10 5 5 7 7 10 10 9 8 7
5 5 6 6 7 7 10 7 5
37 6 35
3 3
3 3
3 3 3 3 3 3
3 3 3 3 3
3 10 11 12 10 11 12
10 12 15
7 9 12 7 9 12
7 8 9 7 8 9 3 3 3 3
5 7 10 5 7 10
3 3 3 3
5 6 7
3 3 3 3 3

10 12
10 15
12 15
10 11
10 12
11 10
12 11
10 12
11 12
7 97 129 12
7 97 129 12 7 9 12
7 87 98 79 87 98 9 7 8 9
5 55 75 10
75 107 10 77 1010 5 7 10
5 65 76 6 7 7

M ASTER I N G SCALES 3 3 3 3
Figure 103 (Continued)

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 E5 E5

3 3 3 3
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
15 12151012 10
12 111210 11
121011121011 10
12 912 7 912 7 9 127 9 7
9 8 97 89 7 8 9 7 8 7
10 710 5 710 5 7 105 7 5 2 2
7 6 75 6 5 3 03 00 0

FIGURE
FIGURE 104 E104
102 blues
E blues-scale
scale "alternate
blues-scale, "alternate
paths"
12th-position paths"
ascending-descending
box ascending-descending
pattern speedspeed-picking
picking run run
E or Em

12 15 12 10 10
12 15 15 12 10 1011 1112 12
12 14 15 7 7 9 15 914
12 1212
12 14 7 78 89 9 14 12
12 13 14 5 57 710 10 14 13 12
5 15 5 6
12 67 7 15 12 (12)

FIGURE 103 E blues-scale "monster shred" pattern, three notes3x


per3x
string
3
3
3
3
3
3 3x 3x
12 10
12 10
12 12
11 10
11 10
8 8
9 7
9 7 10 12 15
9 8
9 7
8 75 5 10 11 12
7 5
7 75 9 12
7 8 9 7 6
7 6 5 35 30 0
5 7 10
5 6 7
FIGURE
FIGURE
105 A
105
blues
A blues-scale
scale alternate
alternate-picking
picking exercise/lick
exercise/lick
modules
modules
3
3
3
3
3
3

15 12 10
5 56 6712 76 11 65 10 5 1285 98 5 56 67 76 65 5
5 58 8 8 5 87 9 8 7 8 8 5 5
10 7 5
7 6 5

3 3 3
3

3
7 78 89 98 87 7 7 78 89 98 87 7
7 10
7 10 10 107 10
7 10 10 10 7 7
7 9 12
7 8 9
5 7 10 5 7 10
5 6 7

3 3 3
3
M ASTER I N G SCALES
3 3
Figure 105 (Continued)

10 11 12 11 10 10 11 12 11 10
10 13 13 10 13 13 10

FIGURE 106 A blues-scale alternate-picking/string-crossng exercise/lick

5 7 5
5 7 7 5
5 6 7 7 6 5
5 8 8 5

FIGURE 107 A minor / C major blues-scale alternate-picking exercise/lick module


Am or C
4x

4x
8 5 5 8 5 5 8
8 5 5 8 8 5 5 8
8 8

FIGURE 108 A blues-scale legato lick


4x

4x
5 5
5 7 8 8 7 5 5 7 8 8 7 5
7 7 7

FIGURE 109 same lick using 102


FIGURE the E blues-scale,
blues scale (seven frets higher)
12th-position box pattern
E or Em 4x

4x
12 15 12
12 12 15 12 15 12
12 14 15 15 14 12 12 12
14 1514 15 15 14 12 15 14 12
14 12 1414 14 14 12
12 13 14 14 13 12
12 15 15 12 (12

FIGURE 103 E blues-scale "monster shred" pattern, three notes per string
3
3
3
3
M ASTER I N G SCALES 3
3
FIGURE
FIGURE
110110
A blues-scale
A blues-scale
lick,
lick,
combination
combination
alternate
alternate
picking
picking
and
and
legato
legato
AmAm

8 8 8 8
7 78 89 98 87 7 7 78 89 98 87 7 7 78 8 8 87 7 7 78 8 8 87 7
7 10
7 10 10 107 10
7 10 10 10 7 10
7 10 10 107 10
7 10 10 10

8 8 8 8
10 10 10 10
7 78 8 8 87 7 7 78 8 8 87 7 7 78 8 8 87 7 7 78 8 8 87 7
7 10
7 10 10 107 10
7 10 10 10 7 10
7 10 10 107 10
7 10 10 10 7 7

FIGURE
FIGURE
111111
A blues-scale
A blues-scale
hammer-on
hammer-on
double-pull-off
double-pull-off
licklick
in three
in three
octaves
octaves
AmAm
3 3

5 57 7
7 7
3 35 5 5 56 65 5 3 3 3 3 5 5 6 65 53 3
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

3 3
8 8 10 10
10 10
7 7 8 8 7 7 5 5 5 5 7 7 8 87 7 5 5
7 7 7 7 7 7

3 3

11 10
11 10
8 10
8 11
1010
11 10
8 108 1110
10 1110
8 108 1110
10 1110
8 8 10 1011 1110 10 8 810 10 8 8 10 1011 1110 10 8 810 1011 1110 10 8 8
10 10

M ASTER I N G SCALES
FIGURE
FIGURE
FIGURE
FIGURE 1212
102
112A12
E A
blues
blues-scale
A blues-scale
scale alternate
blues-scale, alternate-picking
alternate-picking
picking
12th-position boxspeed
speed
speed
lick
pattern lick
lick
E or Em

12 15 12
12 15 15 12
141412
1412 12 12 14 15
121214
1214 12
1412 12 1212 12151414
141212
1412 12
12 14 14 1213 12
121413
14 13
1413 12
14 131213
1213 14
1314 14 1414 13
141312
131213
1213 14
1314 14 14 14 13
14 13
141210
12
131012
10
121215
10
121012
12
1012 12
12 15 (12)

FIGUREFIGURE
FIGURE
FIGURE
113
113 103
113
same
sameElick
same blues-scale
lick lick
played
played
played
one"monster
one
one
octave
octave shred"
octave
lower
lower, pattern,
lower,
then
then
then
one
one three
one
octave notes
octave
octave
higherper string
higher
higher
3
3
3
3
3
3

10 12 15
10 11 12
7 9 12
7 7 57 5 5 7 7 57 5 57
5 5 5 8 9 5 5 5 7 7 57 5 5
7 7 7 5 5 65 6 56
6 6 6 7 7 77 10 7 7 7
6 6 65 5 65 6 6
7 7 7 7 7 67 6 65 5 53 3 3
5 6 7 5 5 5
3 3 53 5 5

3
3
3
3
3
3
171715
1715 15 1515 15
171715
1715 15 1515 15 171715
1715 15
15 17
1217 17
1616
1016
1515 15
1616 17
1617 17 1717 17
161615
1615 15
1616 16
1717 17 1717 17
161615
1615 13
1513 13
12 11 10 1414 12
1412 12
1414 14
12 9 7
9 8 7
10 7 5
7 6 5

FIGURE
FIGURE
FIGURE
114
114
114
two-octave
two-octave
two-octave
descending
descending
descending
AAblues
blues-scale
A blues-scale
scale run
run
run
3 3 3
3

1717 17
1515 15
1717 17
1616 16
1515 15
1313 13 7 9 12
1414 14
1212 12 7 8 9
5 7 14
1014 14
13135 13
1212 12
71010 10
1012 12
5 6 7 12 1010 10 1010 10
1212 12 (12)
(12)
(12)
1212 12
1111 11 1010 10
1111 11
1212 12

FIGURE
FIGURE
FIGURE
115
115
115
EEblues
blues-scale
E blues-scale
scale triplet
triplet
triplet
speed
speed-picking
3speed-picking
picking lick
lick
lick
3 3 3

3 3
3 3
33 3 33 3 33 3 33 3 3 33 3 3 33 3 33 3 33 3
10 12 15
171718
1718 18
171715
1715 15 171718
1718 18
171715
1715 15 171718
1718 18
171715
1715 15 171718
1718 18
10 17
111715
17
121510
15 11 12
171715
1715 15 171715
1715 15 7 9 12 1717715
171591512 171715
1715 15 1717 17
7 8 9 7 8 9
5 7 10 5 7 10
5 6 7

M ASTER I N G SCALES
FIGURE
FIGURE 116
116 same
same lick
lick pattern
pattern in
in different
different octaves
octaves and
and positions
positions

33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33

14
14 15
15 14
14 12
12 14
14 15
15 14
14 12
12 14
14 15
15 14
14 12
12 14
14 15
15 14
14 12
12
14
14 12
12 14
14 12
12 14
14 12
12 14
14 12
12 14
14

33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33

12
12 13
13 12
12 10
10 12
12 13
13 12
12 10
10 12
12 13
13 12
12 10
10 12
12 13
13 12
12 10
10
12
12 10
10 12
12 10
10 12
12 10
10 12
12 10
10 12
12

33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33

77 88 77 55 77 88 77 55 77 88 77 55 77 88 77 55
77 55 77 55 77 55 77 55 77

33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33

55 66 55 33 55 66 55 33 55 66 55 33 55 66 55 33
55 33 55 33 55 33 55 33 55

FIGURE
FIGURE 117
117 same
same triplet
triplet lick
lick pattern
pattern in
inA,
A, using
using the
theAAblues
blues scale
scale

33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33

10
10 11
11 10
10 88 10
10 11
11 10
10 88 10
10 11
11 10
10 88 10
10 11
11 10
10 88
10
10 88 10
10 88 10
10 88 10
10 88 10
10

M ASTER I N G SCALES
Figure 117 (Continued)

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

7 8 7 5 7 8 7 5 7 8 7 5 7 8 7 5
7 5 7 5 7 5 7 5 7

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

5 6 5 3 5 6 5 3 5 6 5 3 5 6 5 3
5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5

FIGURE 118 melodic variation on E blues-scale triplet lick

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

18 15 17 15 18 15 17 15 18 15 17 15 18 15 17 15
17 15 17 15 17 15 17 15 17

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

15 12 14 12 14 15 14 12 14 15 14 12 14 15 14 12
14 12 14 12 14 12 14 12 14

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

13 10 12 10 13 10 12 10 13 10 12 10 13 10 12 10
12 10 12 10 12 10 12 10 12

M ASTER I N G SCALES
FIGURE
FIGURE
119 119
E minor
E minor
pentatonic
pentatonic
scale,
scale,
12th-position
12th-position
box box
Em Em

12 15
12 12
15 12
12 15
12 15 15 12
15 12
12 14
12 14 14 14 12 12
12 14
12 14 14 12
14 12
12 14
12 14 14 12
14 12
12 15
12 15 15 12
15 12

FIGURE
FIGURE
120 120
E minor
E minor
hexatonic
hexatonic
scale,
scale,
12th-position
12th-position
box box
Em Em

12 14
12 15
14 14
15 14 12 12
12 15
12 15 15 12
15 12
11 12
11 14
12 14 14 12
14 11
12 11
12 14
12 14 14 12
14 12
12 14
12 14 14 12
14 12
12 14
12 15
14 15 15 14
15 12
14 12

FIGURE
FIGURE
121 121
E minor
E minor
hexatonic
hexatonic
16th-note
16th-note
run run
Em Em

15 1415
1214 12 12 14121514
1415
1214 12 12 12
15 1215 12 12 1512 15 15 15
14 12141112 11 11 1211
1412 14
14 1214 12 12 1412 14
14 1214 12 12 1412 14
15 141512141412 14 15 15

FIGURE
FIGURE
122 122
E minor
E minor
hexatonic
hexatonic
sextuplet
sextuplet
run run
Em Em

15 15
14 14
12 12
15 15
12 12
14 14
12 12
11 11 11 12
11 11
12 11
14 14
12 12 12 14
12 14
14 14
12 12 12 14
12 14
15 14
15 12
14 14
12 15
14 15

12 14
12 14 15 14
15 12
14 12
12 15
12 15 15 12
15 12
11 12
11 14
12 14 14 12
14 11
12 11
14 12
14 12 12 14
12 14 14 12
14 12 12 12 14 14
14 14 14 14

M ASTER I N G SCALES
FIGURE
FIGURE
123 123
E minor
E minor
hexatonic
hexatonic
scale
scale
harmonized
harmonized
in triads
in triads
on the
on top
the three
top three
strings
strings
Em Em
D D D
Em Em D Em Em
D Em
D Em
D D Em Em
D Em
D Em
D D Em Em
D D Em
Em D D Em Em

0 02 23 35 5 7 10
7 10
12 12
14 14 15 15
14 14
12 12
10 10 7 75 53 32 2 0 0
0 03 35 57 7 8 10
8 10
12 12
15 15 17 17
15 15
12 12
10 10 8 87 75 53 3 0 0
0 02 24 47 7 9 11
9 11
12 12
14 14 16 16
14 14
12 12
11 11 9 97 74 42 2 0 0

FIGURE
FIGURE
124 124
E minor
E minor
hexatonic
hexatonic
scale
scale
played
played
up and
up and
downdown
the high
the high
E string
E string
1(root)
1(root)2 2 b3 b3 4 4 5 5 b7 b7 1(r) 1(r) 1(r) 1(r)b7 b7 5 5 4 4 b3 b3 2 21(r) 1(r)

0 0 2 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 10 10 12 12 12 1210 10 7 7 5 5 3 3 2 2 0 0

FIGURE
FIGURE
125 125
soulful
soulful
E minor
E minor
hexatonic
hexatonic
rockrock
lick lick
Em Em

full full

12 14 12 1415 1415
1214 12
12 12
15 1515 15 15 1215 12
14 1214 11
12 11
14 1214 12
14 1214
101210
12 101210
9 10 99 10 9 9 9
12 12 12 1012
1210(12)
12 (12)

FIGURE
FIGURE
126 126
rolling
rolling
E minor
E minor
hexatonic
hexatonic
alternate-picking
alternate-picking
run run
Em Em

7 87 78 7
7 97 79 7 7 97 9 9 79 97 9
7 97 79 7 7 97 9 9 79 7 9 9
7 97 109 10 10 10
9 109 10

FIGURE
FIGURE
127 127
samesame
lick lick
withwith
legato
legato
phrasing
phrasing
added
added
Em Em

7 87 78 7
7 97 79 7 7 97 9 9 79 97 9
7 97 79 7 7 97 9 9 79 7 9 9
7 97 109 10 10 10
9 109 10

M ASTER I N G SCALES
FIGURE 128 "wandering" E minor hexatonic legato run
Em

12 10 10
12 10 10 12 12 10 10
12 12 11 9 11 12 12 11 9 9 11 9
12 9 12 12 9 9 12
12 10 12

9 9
12 10 9 9 10 12 12 10 9 9
12 12 10 12 12

FIGURE 129 David Gilmour-style E minor hexatonic lick with half-step bends #1
Em


12 14 14 14 12
15 12
14 12 11 (11)
14 12
14 12
14 (14) 12 (12)

FIGURE 130 David Gilmour-style E minor hexatonic lick with half-step bends #2
Em

full full

10 12 12 (12)12
7 (7) 7 8 10 10 10 8 7 8 10 12
7 9 9 7 9
7 9
7 9 9 7 7 (7) 9 10
10

M ASTER I N G SCALES
FIGURE 131 bending and sliding to various notes within E minor hexatonic
Em
3 131 bending and sliding to various notes within E minor hexatonic
FIGURE
Em
3
FIGURE 131 bending
FIGURE and sliding
131 bending to various
and sliding notes notes
to various withinwithin
E minor hexatonic
E minor hexatonic
Em Em 3
3 3
3

3 full
3
full full
full full full
10 12 12 12 10 12 14 (14) 12
14 12
15 15 (15) 15 12 15
10 12 12 12 10 12 14 14 (14) 12 12
full full 15 full15 full
(15) full
15 full 12 15

10 12
10 12 12 10
12 10 12 14
12 14 14(14)1412(14) 12 12 12
15 15 15 (15)
15 15
(15) 15 12 1512 15

full full full full



full full full full
12 14 15 17 17 15 14 (14)(14) 12
15 12
12 14 15 17 17 15 14 (14)(14) 12 14 (14) 12 11 (11) 9 7 9 (9)
full full full
15 full 12full full(14) 12 full full(9)
14 11
(11) 9 7 9

12 14 12
15 14
17 15 17 15 17
14 15 14
(14)(14)(14)(14)
12 12
15 15 12 12
FIGURE 132 E minor hexatonic scale 14 FIGURE
14 13312D11
(14) 12 (14)
11 major hexatonic
(11) (11)9 scale
7 9 7 (9)
9 (9)
(Em) D Em D Em D D
FIGURE 132 E minor hexatonic scale FIGURE 133 D major hexatonic scale
(Em) D Em D Em D D
CHAPTER 9
FIGURE 132 E 132
FIGURE minor hexatonic
E minor scale scale
hexatonic FIGURE 133 D 133
FIGURE major hexatonic
D major scale scale
hexatonic
(Em) (Em) D DEm EmD DEm Em D DD D

2 3 5 7 10 10
3 5 7 8 10 10
9 2
2 4
3 7
5 9
7 11
10 11
10
9 12 3 5 7 8 10 12
10
9 10 12 9 2 4 7 9 11 12
11
12 9 12 10
12
9 10 12 12
12 2 23 35 57 7 10 1010 10
10
3 35 57 78 8 10 1010 10
9 9 2 24 47 79 9 11 1111 11
9 12
9 12 12 12
9 10
9 12
10 12 12 12
12 12 10 10

10 7
10 8 7
10 7 9 7 (7)
10 8 7 9 7
9 7 (7) 10 9 7
9 7 10
10 9 7
10 107 7 10
10 108 87 7
FIGURE 134 E minor hexatonic
9 9 7 run7 (7) (7)
9 97 7
Em 10 9
10 973x 7
FIGURE 134 E minor hexatonic run 10 10
Em
3x
FIGURE 134 E 134
FIGURE minor hexatonic
E minor run run
hexatonic
Em Em 3x
3x 3x
3x
7 9 7
7 9 9 7
7 9 10 10 9 7
7 9
7 9 7
9 7 3x 3x
7 9 10 10 9 7

7 79 97 7
7 79 9 9 97 7
7 9
7 10
9 10 10 9
10 9 7 7

M ASTER I N G SCALES
FIGURE
FIGURE
135 135
D major
D major
hexatonic
hexatonic
run,run,
seventh
seventh
position
position
D D

7 7 10 710 7
7 8 710 8 10 10 8107 8 7
7 7 7 97 9 9 79 7
7 9 7 99 7 9 7 7 97 9 9 79 7
7 9 710 9 10 10 9107 9 7 7 9 710 9 10 10 9107 9 7
10 10 10 10 10 10

FIGURE
FIGURE
136 136
D major
D major
hexatonic
hexatonic
lickslicks
withwith
pull-offs
pull-offs
andand
legato
legato
nger
nger
slides
slides
D D

7 8
7 78 7 7 7
7 97 9 9 9 9 7
9 7 7 7
7 97 9 9 9 9 7
9 7 7 57 5 5 45 4
9 9 7 7 7 57 5 5 5
7 7

15 14
15 14 14 14
17 15
17 15 17 15
17 15 15 15
16 16 16 14
16 14 14 16
14 14
16 14 14 14
16 16 16 16 16 14
16 14 17 16
17 14
16 14 14 14
17 17 17 17 17 17(17) (17)

FIGURE
FIGURE
137 137
E minor
E minor
/ D major
/ D major
hexatonic
hexatonic
vampvamp
andand
improvised
improvised
solosolo
Em Em

7 7 7 7
8 8 8 8 8 8 X X8 8 X X 8 8 8 8 X X
8 8 8 8X X
8 8 X X
9 9 9 9 9 9 X X9 9 X X 9 9 9 9 X X
9 9 9 9X X
9 9 X X
9 9 9 9 9 9 X X9 9 X X 9 9 9 9 X X
9 9 9 9X X
9 9 X X
7 7 7 7 7 7 X X7 7 X X 7 7 7 7 X X
7 7 7 7X X
7 7 X X

D D

7 7 7 7 7 7 X X7 7 X X 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
7 7 7 7 7 7 X X7 7 X X 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
7 7 7 7 7 7 X X7 7 X X 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 X X5 5 X X 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
7 7

M ASTER I N G SCALES
Figure 137 (Continued)
Em

7 8 7
4 7 9 9 7 9 7 9
4 5 4 4 5 7
7 (7) 7 7 5 7

7 8 7 7 7
9 9 7 7 7 9
9 9 7 7 7 7 9
10 10 9 7 9 7 7 9 10 9 10
10 7 10

Em

7 10 10 12 10
7 8 7 7 (7) 8 10 12 10 8
9 7 9 9 7 9

10 10 7
10 8 7 8 7 8 7 7
9 9 9 9 7 7
9 9 7 7
9 10 9 7
10 (10)

FIGURE 138 the C Lydian hexatonic scale


1(r) 2 3 #4 5 6 1(r) 1(r) 6 5 #4 3 2 1(r) 1(r) 6 5 #4 3 2 1(r)

5 8 8 5
5 7 8 8 7 5
5 7 7 5 5
7 5 4
7 5 3 (3)

1(r) 2 3 #4 5 6 1(r)

5 8 5
5 7 8 8 7 5
5 5 7 7 5 (5)
4 5 7
3 5 7

M ASTER I N G SCALES
FIGURE
FIGURE
FIGURE
139 139
C139
Lydian
CC
Lydian
Lydian
hexatonic
hexatonic
hexatonic
run run
run
C CC

8 108 812
101010
12121010 8 8 8 12 14
12121414
7 87 7108 81010 10 10
8 1078 8 7 7
7 97 7 9 9 9 79 9 7 7
7 107 71010 10 107 10
107 71010
7 97 7109 91010
8 108 81010

3 33

15 14
1515
12
1414
14
1212
12
14141212
15 13
15151313
14 1414 12 11
121212
11 1112
1112 11 1111 11 11
14 1414 14 121414
1212
15 12
1515
1212
1515
1212 12 15
1212
1515
15 14
1515
12
1414
1212
15
1414
1515

FIGURE
FIGURE
FIGURE
140 140
alternating
140
alternating
alternating
between
between
between
E minor
EEminor
minor
hexatonic
hexatonic
hexatonic
andand
Cand
Lydian
CCLydian
Lydian
hexatonic
hexatonic
hexatonic
Em EmEm C CC

7 97 779 9 7 7 7 97 779 9 7 7
7 97 7 9 9 9 79 9 7 7 7 107 71010 10 710107 7
7 97 10
7 9 91010 10 109 10 9 9 7 97 10
7 9 91010 10 910109 9 7 7 7

FIGURE
FIGURE
FIGURE
141 141
same
141
same
same
pattern
pattern
pattern
applied
applied
applied
to higher
toto
higher
higher
inversions
inversions
inversions
Em EmEm C CC

7 7
8 7 8
7 8 7 7 7 87 7 78 8 7 7
7 7
9 7 9 9 9 9
7 9 7 7 7 97 7 9 9 9 79 9 7 7
7 7
9 7 9 9 9 9
7 9 7 7 7 107 71010 10 107 10 7 7
10 1010 10 1010

Em EmEm C CC Em EmEm

7 7 7 8 8 8
7 87 7108 81010
10 108 1078 8 7 7 7 87 10
7 8 81010
10 10
8 1078 8 7 7
7 97 7 9 9 9 79 9 7 7 7 97 7 9 9 9 79 9 7 7
9 9 9 10 1010 9 9 9

M ASTER I N G SCALES
FIGURE
FIGURE
142 142
lickslicks
inspired
inspired
by Pink
by Pink
Floyd's
Floyd's
"Pigs
"Pigs
(Three
(Three
Different
Different
Ones)"
Ones)"
Em Em C C Em Em

3 3

full full full full



12 1412 14 14 14 12 12
8 8 5 5 15 1515 15 15 12
15 12
9 9 5 5 14 14 12 11
12 11 11 12
11 14
12 14
9 9 5 5 14 14
7 7 3 3

C C Em Em

3 3
3 3

full full full full



12 14
12 14
14(14)12
14 (14)12
14 1214 12 15 15151215 12 15 17
15 17
17 17 17 1517 15 17 17
13 1315 15 15 13
15(13)
13 (13) 15 1715 17 17 17 17 19
17 20
19 20

C C Em Em

3 3

3 3
3 3
3 3

20 20 17 17
20 19
20 17
19 17
19 17
19 17 16 16
19 17
19 16
17 16
14 14
17 17
15 15 14 15
14 14
15 12
14 1214 14 (14) (14)

FIGURE
FIGURE
143 143
A minor
A minor
hexatonic,
hexatonic,
rstrst
box box
Am Am

5 5 5 7 58 77 85 7 5
5 85 8 8 58 5
4 5 47 5 7 7 5 74 5 4
5 75 7 7 57 5
5 75 7 7 57 5
5 7 58 7 8 8 78 7 5 5

M ASTER I N G SCALES
FIGURE
FIGURE
FIGURE
144
144
A 144
A
minor
minor
A minor
hexatonic
hexatonic
hexatonic
lick
lick
with
lick
withbends
with
bends
bends
and
and
hammer-pulls
and
hammer-pulls
hammer-pulls
Am
Am Am

33 3
33 3


5 5 7 57 77 7 77 7 7 5 5 5 7 7 8 87 7 78 7
8 8 8 1010 10 8 8 10
8 10 10 1010 8108 8
9 9 7 97 5 75 7 75 5 57 5

33 3
33 3 33 3

4 4 5 54 4 45 4 4 4 4
7 7 7 7 7 75 5 5
7 7 75 5 53 3 3 2 2 3 32 2 23 2 2 2 2
5 5 5 5 5 3 53 5 35 5

FIGURE
FIGURE
FIGURE
145
145
A 145
A
minor
minor
A minor
hexatonic
hexatonic
hexatonic
scale
scale
scale
degrees
degrees
degrees
1(r)
1(r) 1(r)
2 2b3 1(r)
b342 45b35b74b751(r)
b71(r)1(r)
1(r) 1(r)
2 2b3 1(r)
b342 4b3 45 5b7b71(r)
5 1(r)
b71(r)
1(r) 1(r)
2 2b3b3221(r)
1(r)
2 b3 1(r)
b72b75 54b74b35b3241(r)
1(r)
2b3 1(r) b75 54 4b35b3241(r)
b72b7 1(r)2 1(r)
2b3

5 5 5 557 785 877 758 5 7 5


5 58 8 5 8 8 85 5 8 5
4 45 574 7 5 7 7 75 547 4 5 4
5 57 7 5 7 7 7 7 7 75 5 7 5
5 57 7 5 7 7 75 5 7 5
5 57 785 8 7 8 8 87 758 5 7 5

FIGURE
FIGURE
FIGURE
146
146
A 146
A
minor
minor
A minor
hexatonic
hexatonic
hexatonic
rolling-sextuplet
rolling-sextuplet
rolling-sextuplet
run
run run
Am
Am Am

8 8 7 78 5 57 5
8 8 5 58 5
7 7 5 57 4 45 4 4 4 5 544 45 4
7 7 5 57 5 5 5 7 75 7 7 7 7
7 7 5 57 5 5 5 7 75 7
8 8 7 785 577 758 87 8

FIGURE
FIGURE
FIGURE
147
147
A 147
A
minor
minor
A minor
hexatonic
hexatonic
hexatonic
speed-picking
speed-picking
speed-picking
run/exercise
run/exercise
run/exercise
Am
Am Am
3x3x 3x

3x3x 3x
7 78 877 7 8 7
8 10
8 10 8 10 10108 810 8
7 79 977 7 9 7 7 79 977 7 9 7 7 79 9 7 9 9 97 7 9 7
7 79 10
9 710 9 10 10109 910
7 799 10
9 710 9 10 10109 910 97 79 10
9 710 9 10 10109 910 9 7 7 7

M ASTER I N G SCALES
FIGURE
FIGURE
148 same
148 same
pattern
pattern
in 12th
inposition
12th position
Am Am

12 13 12
12 13 12
12 14 12 14 14 12 14 12
12 14 12
12 14 12 12 14 12
12 14 12 12 14 12 14 14 12 14 12
12 14 15
12 14 15 15 14 12
15 14
14 15
12 14 15 15 14 15 14
12 14 15
12 14 15 15 14 15 14 12 12

FIGURE
FIGURE
149 same
149 same
pattern
pattern
one octave
one octave
lower,lower,
in fthinposition
fth position
Am Am

4 5 44 5 4
5 7 5 7 7 5 7 5
5 7 55 7 5 5 7 55 7 5 5 7 5 7 7 5 7 5
5 7 85 7 8 8 7 58 77 85 7 8 8 7 8 7 5 7 85 7 8 8 7 8 75 5

FIGURE
FIGURE
150 G150
major
G major
hexatonic
hexatonic
scale,scale,
14th position
14th position
G G

15 17 15
15 17 15
15 17 15 17 17 1715 15
14 16 14
17 16 17 17 16 17
14 16 14
14 17 14 17 17 14 17 14
14 15 14
17 15 17 17 15 17
14 15 14
15 17 15 17 17 15 17 15

FIGURE
FIGURE
151 G151
major
G major
pentatonic
pentatonic
scale,scale,
14th position
14th position
G G

15 17 1515 17 15
15 17 15 17 17 15 17 15
14 16 14 16 16 16 14 14
14 17 14 17 17 14 17 14
14 17 14 17 17 14 17 14
15 17 15 17 17 15 17 15

FIGURE
FIGURE
152 G152
major
G major
hexatonic
hexatonic
rolling-sextuplet
rolling-sextuplet
run with
runhammer-ons
with hammer-ons
and pull-offs
and pull-offs
G G

15 15
15 17 15 17 17 15 17 15
14 16 1714 16 17 17 16 1417 16 14
14 17 1414 17 14 14 17 14 17 17 14 17 14
14 15 1714 15 17 17 15 1417 15 14 14 15 1714 15 17 17 15 1417 15 14
15 17 15 17 17 1715 17 15 17 17 17
15 15

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FIGURE 153 153
FIGURE G major andand
G major A minor hexatonic
A minor hexatonic
G G Am Am G G

14 14
14 1714 17 14 1714 17
17 1417 14 14 1714
1417 14
14 1514
1715 17 14 1514
1715 17 17 1517
1415 14 14 1514
1715 17 17 1517
1415 14
15171517 17 17 17 17 15 1715 17 17 1517 15

Am Am

15 17
15 15
17 15
15 17
15 17 17 15
17 15
14 16
14 17
16 17 17 16
17 14
16 14
14 17
14 17 17 14
17 14
14 15
14 17
15 17 17 15
17 14
15 14
17 17 17 17

FIGURE 154 154


FIGURE A minor hexatonic,
A minor second
hexatonic, position
second position
Am Am

3 53 35 3
3 53 5 5 35 3
2 42 54 5 5 45 24 2
2 52 5 5 25 2
2 32 53 5 5 35 23 2
5 5 5 5

FIGURE 155 A minor hexatonic rolling legato lick


Am

3 5 3
2 2 4 5 4 2 2 4 5 5 4
2 2 5 5 2 2 5 5 3 5 3
2 3 5 5 3 2 3 5 2 5 2 4 5 4 2 2 4 5 5 4
5 2 2 5 5 2 2 5 5
2 3 5 5 3 2 3 5 5
5

Am
Am

3 5 3 5
3 5 5 3 5
5 3 5 3 5 4 2 5 5
3 5 5 3 5 2 7 5
5 5 4 2 5 3 2 7 5
5 2 5 5 7
5 3 2 7
5 5

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FIGURE 156 G major hexatonic
1(r) 2 3 4 5 6 1(r) 6 5 4 3 2 1(r)

FIGURE 156 G major hexatonic


1(r) 2 3 4 5 6 1(r) 6 5 4 3 2 1(r)
12 15 12
12 13 15 15 13 12
12 14 14 12

12 15 12
FIGURE 157 G
12Mixolydian
13 hexatonic
15 15 13 12
12
1(r) 2 14 3 4 5 b7 1(r) b7 5 4 3 2 1(r) 1(r) b7 5 14 4 12
3 2 1(r)

CHAPTER 10
FIGURE 157 G Mixolydian hexatonic
1(r) 2 3 4 5 b7 1(r) b7 5 4 3 2 1(r) 1(r) b7 5 4 3 2 1(r)
13 15 13
12 13 15 15 13 12
12 14 14 12 12 10
12 10 9
12 10

13 15 13
FIGURE12
158 13
G Mixolydian
15 hexatonic, 12th position
15 13 12
12
G 14 14 12 12 10
12 10 9
12 10

FIGURE 158 G Mixolydian hexatonic, 12th position


G 13 15 13
12 13 15 15 13 12
12 14 14 12
12 15 15 12
12 14 15 15 14 12
15 15

13 15 13
FIGURE 159 G Mixolydian hexatonic,
12 13 1514th position15 13 12
G 12 14 14 12
12 15 15 12
12 14 15 15 14 12
15 15

FIGURE 159 G Mixolydian hexatonic, 14th position


G
13 15 13
15 15
14 16 17 17 16 14
15 17 17 15
14 15 17 17 15 14
15 17 17 15

13 15 13
FIGURE 160 G Mixolydian hexatonic15scale played up
15 the neck in three-part harmony
G F 14 G 16 17 F 17 G 16 14 17 F 15 G
15 17
14 15 17 17 15 14
15 17 17 15

FIGURE 160 G Mixolydian hexatonic scale played up the neck in three-part harmony
G F G F G F G
3 5 7 8 10 13 15
3 6 8 10 12 13 15
4 5 7 10 12 14 16

3 5 7 8 10 13 15
3 6 8 10 12 13 15
4 5 7 10 12 14 16

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FIGURE 161 G Mixolydian hexatonic triads combined
G F G

12 15 10 13 12 13
12 10 12 14

13 15 15 13
15 15 13 12
14 12 10
12 10 9
12 10 8
10 8 7 5 3

FIGURE 162 G Mixolydian hexatonic runs


G

3 3 3 3 5 7 5 3
3 3 3 3 6 6 3
4 4 4 2 4 5 5 4 2
5 5 5 3 5 5 3
5 5 5 3 5
3 3 3 3 5 7

8 7 7 8 10 13 10
10 8 6 6 8 13 12 10
7
5 3 2
5 3 1 3

3
3
12 10 4
12 10 9 9 10 9 9 5
12 10 12 12 12 10 8 8 5
10 10 8 7 5 7 3 3 3

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FIGURE
FIGURE
163 163
D major
D major
hexatonic,
hexatonic,
seventh
seventh
position
position
D D

7 107 10
7 7
7 7 7 87 108 10 10 10
8 8 7 7
7 7 7 97 9 9 79 7
7 7 7 97 9 9 79 7
5 5 7 97 109 10 10 10
9 79 7
10 10 10 10

FIGURE
FIGURE
164 164
C Lydian
C Lydian
hexatonic,
hexatonic,
seventh
seventh
position
position
C C

8 8
7 8 7108 1010 10 8 78 7
7 97 9 9 79 7
7 10 7 10 7 107 10 10 710 7
7 9 710 9 10 7 9 7109 10 10 910 7 9 7
8 10 8 10 8 108 10 10 810 8

FIGURE
FIGURE
165 165
D major
D major
hexatonic,
hexatonic,
rolling
rolling
run run
in 3/4
in meter
3/4 meter
D D

7 7 10 10
7 7
7 87 10
8 10 10 10
8 78 7
7 97 9 9 79 7
7 97 9 9 79 7
7 97 10
9 10 10 10
9 79 7
10 10 10 10

FIGURE
FIGURE
166 166
C Lydian
C Lydian
hexatonic,
hexatonic,
rolling
rolling
run run
in 3/4
in meter
3/4 meter
C C

8 8
7 8
7 10
8 10 10 10
8 78 7
7 9
7 9 9 79 7
7 10
7 10 10 10
7 7
7 9
7 10
9 10 10 10
9 79 7
8 10
8 10 10 10 8 8

FIGURE
FIGURE
167 167
alternating
alternating
between
between
D major
D major
hexatonic
hexatonic
andand
C Lydian
C Lydian
hexatonic
hexatonic
D D

7 87 8 10 810 7 8 7 7 7
7 97 9 9 9 9 79 7 7 7
7 7 7 97 9 9 9 9 79 7 7 7
7 97 109 10 10 10
9 79 97 109 10 10 1010 910 79 7
10 10

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Figure 167 (Continued)
C D

8
7 8 10 10 8 7
7 9 9 7
7 10 10 7 7
9 10 10 9 7 7 9 10 10 9 7 7 9
10 8 10 10

FIGURE 168 A major and B minor hexatonic


A Bm

2 5 2 5 7
2 3 5 2 3 5
2 4 4

FIGURE 169 A major and B minor hexatonic runs in second position


A

2 5 2
2 3 5 5 3 2
2 4 4 2
2 4 4 2
2 4 5 5 4 2
5 5 2 5

Bm

2 5 2
2 3 5 5 3 2
2 4 4 2
2 4 4 2
2 4 5 5 4 2 2
5

FIGURE 170 A major and B minor hexatonic runs in fourth position


A

5 7 5
5 7 7 5
4 6 7 7 6 4
4 7 7 4
4 5 7 7 5 4
5 7 7 5

Bm

5 7 5
5 7 7 5
4 6 7 7 6 4
4 7 7 4
4 5 7 7 5 4
7 7 5 7

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FIGURE 171 A major and B minor hexatonic runs in ninth position
A

FIGURE 171 A major and B minor hexatonic runs in ninth


9 10 12 10 9
position
A 10 12 12 10
9 11 11 9
9 11 12 12 11 9
9 12 12 9
9 10 12 12 10 9

Bm 9 10 12 10 9
10 12 12 10
9 11 11 9
9 11 12 12 11 9
9 12 12 9
9 10 12 12 10 9

9 10 9
Bm 10 12 12 10
9 11 11 9
9 11 12 12 11 9
9 12 12 9
10 12 12 10

9 10 9
FIGURE 172 A major and B minor
10 hexatonic
12 runs12
in 11th
10 position
A 9 11 11 9
9 11 12 12 11 9
9 12 12 9
10 12 12 10

FIGURE 172 A major and B minor hexatonic


10 12 runs
10 in 11th position
A 12 14 14 12
11 14 14 11
11 12 14 14 12 11
12 14 14 12
12 14 14 12

10 12 10
12 14 14 12
11 14 14 11
11 12 14 14 12 11
12 14 14 12
12 14 14 12

10 12 14 12 10
12 14 14 12
11 14 14 11
11 12 14 14 12 11
12 14 14 12
14 14

10 12 14 12 10
FIGURE 173 the C "sentimental"
12 14scale 14 12
1(r) 2 3 4 5 11 b6
14 1(r) b6 5 4 3 2 1(r) 14b6 11 5 4 3 2 1(r)
11 12 14 14 12 11
12 14 14 12
14 14
CHAPTER 11
FIGURE 173 the C "sentimental" scale
1(r) 2 3 4 5 b6 1(r) b6 5 4 3 2 1(r) b6 5 4 3 2 1(r)
4 8 4
5 6 8 8 6 5
5 7 7 5
6 5
8 7 5
8

4 8 4
5 6 8 8 6 5
5 7 7 5
6 5
8 7 5
8

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FIGURE 174 C major hexatonic triads
C Dm C

3 5 3 5 3 3 5 8
5 6 5 6 6 5 5 6
5 7 5 7 7 5 7

FIGURE 175 C "sentimental"-scale triads


C Ddim C

3 4 8
5 6 5 6 8 9 9 8 6 5
5 7 5 7 7 5
2 3 5 6 6 5
3 5 8 7 5
8

FIGURE 176 C "sentimental" scale, two-octave patterns across and up the fretboard
C

8
8 9 9 8
7 9 10 10 9 7
6 10 10 6
7 8 10 10 8 7
8 10 10


12 13 15 15 15 13 12
13 15 15 13
12 13
10 12 14 15
10 11
8 10 12 13

FIGURE 177 C "sentimental"-scale lick with "weeping" bends


C


12 13 15 15 15 13 12 10 12 10 8
9 8
10 9 7
10 5
8 7 5 3

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FIGURE
FIGURE
178 alternating
178 alternating
between
between
the G the
major
G major
hexatonic
hexatonic
and Gand
"sentimental"
G "sentimental"
scalesscales
G G

8 8 8 8
7 9 7 99 7 9 7 7 87 8 8 7 8 7
7 9 10
7 9 10 10 9 107 9 7 7 9 7 10 9 10 10 910 7 9 7
10 10 10 10

8 8 8 8
7 9 7 99 7 9 7 7 8 7 8 8 7 8 7
7 9 10
7 9 10 10 9 10
7 9 7 7 9 7 10 9 10 10 9 10 7 9 7
10 10 10 10 10 10

FIGURE
FIGURE
179 the
179
G the
"odyssey"-scale
G "odyssey"-scale
triadstriads
G G D D G G D D G G D D

3 3
3 3

10 10 13 13 13 16 13 16
12 12 14 14 12 15 12 15 12 15 12
14 15 14
12 12 13 13 12 12 10 13 10 13 12 12
11 11

1(r) b21(r)
3 b2
b5 35 b5 1(r) b71(r)
b7 5 b7 5 b7
b5 53 b5 1(r) b71(r)5 b7b5 5 3 b5b2 3
b2 3 b2 1(r) b71(r)
b2 5 b7
b5 53 b5 1(r)
b2 3 b2 1(r)

13 1315 13 15 13
12 14 12
15 14 15 15 14 15
12 14 12
12 13 12 13 13 1312 10 12 10
12 11 12 9 11 9
11 1110 8 10 8
10 9 107 94 7 43 3

FIGURE
FIGURE
180 G180
"odyssey"
G "odyssey"
scale scale
in three
in three
octaves
octaves
G G

7 97 109 10
9 9
6 6 8 98 9
4 64 76 7
3 3 5 65 6
2 4
2 54 5
3 43 4

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Figure 180 (Continued)

7
9 8 6
7 6 4
6 5 3
5 4 2
4 3

FIGURE 181 G "odyssey"-scale rolling-sextuplet runs with hammer-ons and pull-offs


G

13 15 13 13 15 13
12 14 15 15 14 12 12 14 15 15 14 12
12 13 13 12 13 13

13 15 13
12 14 15 15 14 12
12 13 13 12 10 12 10
9 11 12 12 11 9
10 11 11

10 12 10 10 12 10
9 11 12 12 11 9 9 11 12 12 11 9
10 11 11 10 11 11 10

FIGURE 182 G "odyssey"-scale "spooky lm score" lick


G D G D G

3 4 7 9 10
3 6 8 9 12 6 8 9
4 6 7 10 12 4 6 7
5 6

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Figure 182 (Continued)

7 9 10 9 7
9 8 6
7 6 4
6 5 3
5 4 2
4 3 3
7 79 10
9 109 9 7 7
9 98 86 6
FIGURE 183 various hexatonic scales
7 76 in64G: G
4 major hexatonic
6 6 5 53 3
1(r) 2 3 4 5 6 1(r) 6 5 4 3 2 5 54 4 2 2
4 43 33 3
CHAPTER 12
FIGURE
FIGURE
183 183
various
various
hexatonic
hexatonic
scales
scales
in G:inGG:major
G major
hexatonic
hexatonic
1(r) 1(r)2 23 34 45 56 61(r) 1(r)6 65 54 43 32 2
12 15 12
12 13 15 15 13 12
12 14 14 12

12 1215 1512 12
12 1213 1315 15 15 1513 1312 12
G Lydian
12 1214 14hexatonic 14 14 12 12
1(r) 2 3 #4 5 6 1(r) 6 5 #4 3 2

G Lydian
G Lydian
hexatonic
hexatonic
1(r) 1(r) 2 2 3 3 #4 #4 5 5 6 6 1(r) 1(r) 6 6 5 5 #4 #4 3 3 2 2
12 15 12
12 14 15 15 14 12
12 14 14 12

12 12 15 15 12 12
12 12 14 14 15 15 15 15 14 14 12 12
12 G14Mixolydian
12 14 hexatonic 14 14 12 12
1(r) 2 3 4 5 b7 1(r) b7 5 4 3 2

G Mixolydian
G Mixolydian
hexatonic
hexatonic
1(r) 1(r) 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 b7 b71(r) 1(r)b7 b7 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2
13 15 13
12 13 15 15 13 12
12 14 14 12

13 13 15 15 13 13
12 12 13 13 15 15 15 15 13 13 12 12
12 G14minor
12 14 hexatonic 14 14 12 12
1(r) 2 b3 4 5 b7 1(r) b7 5 4 b3 2

G minor
G minor
hexatonic
hexatonic
1(r) 1(r) 2 2 b3 b3 4 4 5 5 b7 b71(r) 1(r)b7 b7 5 5 4 4 b3 b3 2 2
13 15 13
13 15 15 13
12 14 15 15 14 12

13 13 15 15 13 13
13 13 15 15 15 15 13 13
12 12 14 14 15 15 15 15 14 14 12 12

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G "odyssey" scale
1(r) b2 3 b5 5 b7 1(r) b7 5 b5 3 b2 1(r)

13 15 13
12 14 15 15 14 12
12 13 13 12

FIGURE 184 same ve scales played back to back


G major hexatonic

12 15 12
12 13 15 15 13 12
12 14 14

G Lydian hexatonic

12 15 12
12 14 15 15 14 12
12 14 14

G Mixolydian hexatonic

13 15 13
12 13 15 15 13 12
12 14 14

G minor hexatonic

13 15 13
13 15 15 13
12 14 15 15 14

G "odyssey" scale

13 15 13
12 14 15 15 14 12
12 13 13 12

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FIGURE
FIGURE
185 185
morphing
morphing
fromfrom
the G
the
Mixolydian
G Mixolydian
hexatonic
hexatonic
scale
scale
to Gto
"Iberian"
G "Iberian"
1(r) 1(r) 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 b7 b7 1(r) 1(r)
b7 b75 54 43 32 2 1(r) 1(r)

13 13 15 1513 13
12 12 13 13 15 15 15 1513 1312 12
12 12 14 14 14 14 12 12

1(r) 1(r)b2 b2 3 3 4 4 5 5 b7 b7 1(r) 1(r)b7 b7 5 5 4 42 2b2 b2 1(r) 1(r)

13 13 15 1513 13
12 12 13 13 15 15 15 1513 1312 12
12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12

FIGURE
FIGURE
186 186
G "Iberian"-scale
G "Iberian"-scale
triads
triads
G G Fm Fm G G Fm Fm (G) (G)

10 10 8 8 10 10 8 8 13 13 15 13
15 13
12 12 9 9 12 12 9 9 12 13
12 15
13 15 15 13
15 12
13 12
12 12 10 10 12 12 10 10 12 13
12 13 13 13 12 12

15 15
13 13
15 15
13 13
12 12
13 13 12 12
10 10
12 12
10 109 9
11 11 10 10
8 8
10 10
8 87 74 4 3 3

FIGURE
FIGURE
187 187
G "Iberian"
G "Iberian"
scale
scale
in 2nd/3rd
in 2nd/3rd
positions
positions

3 34 47 74 43 3
3 36 6 6 6
4 45 5
3 3 5 56 6
2 23 35 5
3 34 4

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Figure 187 (Continued)

3
5 4
6 5 3
5 3 2
4 3 (3)

M ASTER I N G SCALES