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I created and published this book because I always felt that chords, and the scales that you play over them, should be on the same page. I went to the logical extreme by creating charts of musically similar chords, scales and arpeggios in the same position on guitar, into columns and rows. Many years after publishing this I still stand by the claim that this is the 'world's finest book of essential chords, scales and arpeggios for guitar'. I am extremely proud of this work.
If you print pages out remember that you will need to print onto A3 (297 x 420 mm / 11.7 x 16.5 in) size paper. I still have a few of the original books left, so you can always buy a copy below.
Ch 1. The Chord and Scale Harmonizer
Work across the page to find the same chord along the fretboard. Work down the page to find different chords and scales that will work together musically most of the time. This chapter provides the vital musical elements for guitar.
5 pages - Major, Minor and Seventh open chords
35 moveable chord types in five positions
26 moveable scale types in five positions to match chords
Ch 2. The Pentatonic and Blues Scale Dictionary
Pentatonic scales can cover all chords and progressions exclusively, or in combination with other musical devices. They often only contain the ‘sweet notes’ and usually lack the ‘avoid notes’, which often makes music easier to create.
15 scale types
5 positions per scale type
All 12 keys
900 scales in total
Ch 3. Common Scales Comparison
Compare and contrast many of the most used scales. See clearly why some shapes are favoured above others by many guitarists. -
7 Vertical & 7 3-note-per-string ‘speed’ scales for: Major - Lydian - Mixolydian - Dorian - Melodic Minor - Aeolian - Harmonic Minor
Diminished scales and arpeggios
Whole-Tone scales and arpeggios
Ch 4. Modes and Positions
Developed especially for Jazz, Fusion and Advancing Players who want to study the ‘7th’ chords and arpeggios of the musical modes. -
Includes an overview of chords, scales and modes in standard notation -
C Major Scale Harmony - all seven modes - seven positions - 49 chords - 49 scales - 49 arpeggios
C Melodic Minor Scale Harmony - all seven modes and one enharmonic mode - seven positions - 56 chords - 56 scales - 56 arpeggios
C Harmonic Minor Scale Harmony - all seven modes - seven positions - 49 chords - 49 scales - 49 arpeggios
C Harmonic Major Scale Harmony - all seven modes and one enharmonic mode - seven positions - 56 chords - 56 scales - 56 arpeggios
Ch 5. C Major Scale Harmony
The Major scale, along with the chords, modes and arpeggios found within it are the foundation of all Western Music. For the first time we have a logical visual presentation of all this information for guitar. -
3 tone and 4 tone chord inversions
3 tone and 4 tone arpeggios