This book provides real hands-on application for 22 different scale types. A theory section written in concise and easy to understand language prepares the student for all exercises. Worksheets are given that quiz a student about scale construction using staff notation and guitar tablature. Answers are supplied in the back of the book enabling a student to work without a teacher. Audio files are also available on the muse-eek website to facilitate practice and improvisation with all the scales presented. Mulitiple videos available in the member's area show you:
1. How to finger scales on the guitar.
2. How to find proper scale for any chord.
3. How to applying these scales in multiple situations.
This book is a required text at the New York University and Princeton University Music departments.
EXCERPT 1 How to Use this Book
The course of study presented in this book assumes that the reader has absorbed the information and terminology from Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One ISBN # 0-9648632-4-3. Both of these books are information intensive and crucial questions may naturally arise. Muse-eek presents a forum where relevant questions will be answered by the author. Please visit our website at muse-eek.com first to see if your question has already been answered. If not, use the form on the website to e-mail your questions. This book is divided into 5 sections. 1. Basic scale theory 2. A discussion of each scale and corresponding chord progressions 3. Chord scale possibilities for each chord type 4. Worksheets for scales 5. Answers for scale worksheets First read through the basic scale theory section to familiarize yourself with the basic theory behind scales and their construction. Proceed to the discussion of each scale. As you learn about each scale do the corresponding worksheets. Use the answer section in the back of the book to check your answers. As you get more familiar with each scale, check out the "Chord and Possible Scale Usage" section located on pages 28-38 for further information concerning the application of each scale to different chords.
Make sure to improvise with each scale over the chord progressions presented to be sure you have a working knowledge of each scale.
Use the extra linear page at the end of this book to write out each scale starting on all strings. This will ensure that your knowledge of each scale is complete.
The first thing a student must tackle is learning how to read music. A detailed description of the development of music notation is beyond the scope of this book and some inconsistencies (which will appear in italics) have stayed in musical notation, in the course of that development. For the beginner these inconsistencies can be very confusing but inconsistent as it may be, music notation does have a standard for expressing itself visually and by understanding this system a whole new world of music is open to you.
In this system a series of lines and spaces are employed to create a visual representation of sound. Each line and space corresponds to a pitch. Each pitch is given a name A, B, C, D, E, F, or G. A clef sign is also used to designate what names each line and space will receive. The reason for the many types of clefs will be explained momentarily. First let us look at the treble clef. The treble clef places the note sequence in the order listed below. This complete system of lines and spaces with a clef sign is called a staff.
As can be seen in the examples each line and space corresponds to a different tone. If you want to have pitches higher or lower than the 5 lines and four spaces you can extend the staff by using ledger lines. Ledger lines give you the ability to represent higher and lower pitches by extending the staff, these extended pitches are called ledger line notes......