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BYZANTINE SCALE

The Byzantine Scale is the poster child for weird fingerings and weird position shapes. The cool thing about it is once you get some of these shapes down, it really influences how you use the scale because of the way the shapes are laid out and how they fall under your fingers on the fretboard.


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JAPANESE SCALE

The Japanese Scale, otherwise known by other names such as the Kumoi Scale, is an extremely useful sound. The Japanese Scale will primarily work well over minor tonalities and minor chords so you can hear that minor sound. The less notes a scale has, the more fun it is to play in the initial stages, as you have less to memorize and can target the spots you like best quicker.


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GYPSY SCALE

The Gypsy scale is somewhat synonymous with the legendary two-fingered guitar master Django Reinhardt. With only one note that separates it from the Harmonic Minor scale, this mysterious and exotic sounding scale will expand the realm of your otherwise more traditional sounding minor blues licks.


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WHOLE TONE SCALE

The Whole Tone Scale is certainly not a scale to rely on for more than a few notes at a time, and works best when blended in with other scales to create an altered sound. From blues to jazz and even metal, the Whole Tone Scale can be a bridge between diatonic notes to create an eerily hip sound.