December 11, 2023

Taking the Mystery Out of Scales

If you’ve tried learning lead guitar before, you’ll know that playing scales and making music are two totally different things.

Played from top to bottom and back – the scale can be one of the most boring things you’ll ever hear coming out of a guitar… BUT, when the right notes are chosen and played at the right time, the scale becomes a highway for the fingers to create incredibly rich, emotive, and interesting music with very little effort. So, it’s worth spending some time with them.

Unfortunately, we’re often taught lead guitar concepts (like scales) in a very ineffective way. This often includes being given a scale shape diagram and being told to play it from top to bottom a lot of times, and then being left to our own devices. It seems that many guitar tutors have overlooked the main problem that students face when learning lead guitar if they are to succeed in making good music, which is this: how to make the scale NOT sound like a scale.

In our new “Lead Guitar for Beginners” course, Mark McKenzie takes a new approach to dealing with this problem by targeting the scale shape and providing you with some simple new techniques to make it sound musical. Not only will you learn how to create your own great sounding riffs on the fly, you’ll also learn some key bits of lead guitar theory that will help you become a solid guitar player who can play in any key, anywhere, any time, anywhere on the guitar neck.

If you’ve ever wondered how lead guitarists “just know” what to play, or how they seem to be able to make up amazing sounding solos off the cuff then this course is for you. If you’ve ever wanted to be able to effortlessly jam along music, this course is for you – and in fact, you will be jamming along with Mark in the course backing tracks in the first week of lessons. If scales and soloing have been a mystery to you – wonder no longer. Check out the intro video below and find how this course will have you playing riffs and sounding like a great guitar player in a very short space of time.

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