Banjo Scales Encyclopedia: Fast Reference for the Scales You Need in Every Key


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Banjo Scales Encyclopedia is a comprehensive resource designed to broaden your understanding of scales while keeping the information conveniently at your fingertips. This handbook presents a vast range of scales from major and minor to whole tone and diminished, each accompanied by various fingering variations. Essential for both the understanding and creation of music, mastering scales is identified as a critical stage in the development of every banjo player.
Struggling with too many scales to memorize? This book is organized by Key and Scale Type, allowing you to quickly locate the scale you need. You’ll also find chapters dedicated to unique scale types, such as Chromatic Scales and Scales not derivative of the major scale.
/nThis all-in-one guide not only covers the theory but also encourages readers to break free from old routines, inspiring them to experiment with new sonic textures and dynamics. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned player, Banjo Scales Encyclopedia is a valuable tool that will elevate your musicianship and deepen your understanding of music’s fundamental building blocks. The 182-page book is available with free delivery via Amazon Prime.

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Keep the scales you need in easy reach. Scales, modes, pentatonics and more. Never be lost to find a scale again.

Banjo Scales Encyclopedia will grow your knowledge of scales and keep those hard to remember scales in easy reach. Now you don’t have to keep that information in your head. Just keep Banjo Scales Encyclopedia on your music stand!

For each scale, several fingering variations are provided. Looking for a fingering challenge? Try a half/whole-diminished scale starting with your 4th finger! Need a C Sharp Minor Pentatonic? It’s in here, too.

Scales are MUCH more than mundane exercises. They are the basis for all solos, chords and melodies. No song could exist without them! More than music theory alone, mastering scales is a fundamental step in every guitarist’s development.

Does it seem impossible, keeping all those scales in your head? Looking for confidence when trying new sonic palettes?

Break out of old routines and explore whole new melodic and harmonic palettes. Make solos truly exciting. Look at scales in a whole new way with limitless creative possibilities. Use your new scalar knowledge with confidence!

Organized by Key and Scale Type.

Find the scale you need quickly. Chapters are organized by the scale root, then the flavor of the scale: Major, Minor, Dominant, Augmented, Diminished, etc.

Scales are the backbone of music. They open the door to new melodies and make soloing exciting.

In Banjo Scales Encyclopedia, you will find:

  • Modes of major scales
  • Many types of minor scales
  • Scales not derivative of the major scale
  • How to Spell Scales
  • Whole Tone scales
  • Diminished scales and more

Complete Chapter Listing:

  • Spelling Scales
  • Scales with Root A
  • Scales with Root A Sharp/B Flat
  • Scales with Root B
  • Scales with Root C
  • Scales with Root C Sharp/D Flat
  • Scales with Root D
  • Scales with Root D Sharp/E Flat
  • Scales with Root E
  • Scales with Root F
  • Scales with Root F Sharp/G Flat
  • Scales with Root G
  • Scales with Root G Sharp/A Flat
  • Chromatic Scales

A Must-Have reference guide to guitar scales. All of the scales you use, all in one place

Take this important step to real music mastery. Scales are the fundamental building blocks of nearly all music. Don’t be left without this important aspect of music theory. The Universe of Scales awaits!

182 pages, 8 ½” by 11” paperback, glossy cover.

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Dimensions 8.5 × 11 in
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