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     AVAILABLE in Three Formats:


ABOUT THE GUITAR & KEYBOARD SCALES POSTER

  • The Guitar & Keyboard Scales Poster displays the following five different popular scale types for both guitar and keyboard:

-  Major
-  Major Pentatonic
-  Minor
-  Minor Pentatonic
-  Blues

  • On the left side of the poster, the major scales begin with scales in the key of C Major and continue alphabetically down the chart from row to row (C, C#, D, etc.).

  • On the right side of the poster, the minor and blues scales begin with scales in the key of A Minor, the relative minor of C Major, and continue alphabetically down the chart (A, B, B, etc.).

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"How scales are associated and connected, that's what I've always wondered. With your Guitar and Keyboard Scales Poster, it's making sense at last."—D. Redman, Port Hope, ON

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HERE'S A CLOSE-UP VIEW OF THE SCALE DIAGRAMS AS THEY APPEAR ON THE GUITAR & KEYBOARD SCALES POSTER

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"My wife bought me the Guitar and Keyboard Scales Poster ... It got me out of a rut in my guitar playing, and I'm moving over to try out [playing scales] on her piano."—Jack Lazic, Chicago, IL

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RELATED SCALES GROUPED IN ROWS

  • Major scales appear in the same rows as related minor scales. For example, C Major and C Major Pentatonic scales appear in a yellowish-brown colour band. Adjacent are relative minor scales in a blue band: A Minor, A Minor Pentatonic, and A Blues. All five of these scale types are located in the same row. (Colour-coding by key on the Guitar & Keyboard Scales Poster is the same as it is on the Complete Guitar Chord Poster and the Complete Keyboard Chord Poster.)

  • All the scales in any given row are musically related. Therefore, the scale degrees and scale fingering associated with each scale type within the same row are similar.

 

CROSSOVER SCALE-LEARNING WITHOUT READING MUSIC NOTATION

  • You can use the Guitar & Keyboard Scales Poster to learn to play the same scales on the keyboard that you play on your guitar, or vice-versa, without having to look up scales elsewhere. Guitar and keyboard scales of the same type are conveniently located adjacent to each other on the poster. Keyboard scale diagrams are located just above the guitar chord diagrams for the same scale type in each key.

  • You don't have to figure out how to use scale formulas. And you don't need to know how to read music. The Guitar & Keyboard Scales Poster shows you clear fingering diagrams for all the scales for both instruments.

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As a bass player, I have found this chart [Guitar & Keyboard Scales Poster] very helpful. Thanks!—Henry Priddle, Jacksonville, Fl

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EASY SCALE TRANSPOSING

Suppose you know how to play the scale "D Minor Pentatonic":

D, F, G, A, C, D

  • How can you quickly find the equivalent scale in a different key, for example, the key of A?

  • Here's how, using the Guitar & Keyboard Scales Poster: The red horizontal bar on the right side of the poster contains the D Minor Pentatonic scale. The blue horizontal bar on the right side of the poster contains the A Minor Pentatonic scale. Both of these scales are located in the same column, the "Minor Pentatonic" column.

  • Here's the original scale in the key of D, followed by the same scale in the key of A:

Minor Pentatonic Scale in Key of D:

D, F, G, A, C, D

Minor Pentatonic Scale in Key of A:

A, C, D, E, G, A

  • You don't have to do any mental calculations to transpose a scale from one key to another. Just look at the color bar corresponding to the key you want to transpose to. Then play whichever scale appears in the same column as the scale in the color bar of your original key. That's all there is to it.

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"What I appreciate having [on the Guitar & Keyboard Scales Poster] is the guitar and piano scales right next to each other. This has made it a breeze to teach my band members new arrangements ... So I can go to the piano and pick out the same melodies I used to know only on guitar, and have a pretty good idea of what I'm doing on the piano, even though I'm a guitar player."—Dan Eldridge, Ottawa, ON

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RELATED POSTERS: THE COMPLETE GUITAR CHORD POSTER AND THE COMPLETE KEYBOARD CHORD POSTER

 


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