Guitar scale exercises

Scale exercises for guitar.
Exercises for different scales in tabs and sheet music in pdf format.

Major

Three notes per string (tab)

Three notes per string (standard notation)

Exercises with movable scale patterns including three notes per string for all natural Major keys.

Major Scale 3rd intervals (tab & standard notation)

Exercises involving 3rd intervals based on the Major Scale for all keys.

Minor

Three notes per string (tab)

Three notes per string (standard notation)

Exercises with movable scale patterns including three notes per string for all natural Minor keys.

Chromatic

All Chromatic scales (tab)

All Chromatic scales (standard notation)

Chromatic scale in open position (tab)

Exercises with Chromatic scales in all keys. These can also be played as a simple way to build finger strength.

Studies (etudes)

To utilize intervals for more musical approaches, these studies, or etudes (meaning instrumental musical composition for exercise purposes mainly), show some ideas how this can be done.

Study 1 The first study is based on C Major scale and incorporate 3rd intervals with internal pedal points.

Study 1 (tab & standard notation)

Study 2 This study is based on C Major scale and incorporate 3rds with separated pedal points.

Study 2 (tab & standard notation)

Study 3 This study is based on E Minor scale.

Study 3 (tab & standard notation)

Study 4 This study is based on E Minor scale.

Study 4 (tab & standard notation)

Study 5 This study is based on E Major scale and incorporate 3rd intervals.

Study 5 (tab & standard notation)

Study 6 This study is based on E Major scale.

Study 6 (tab & standard notation)

Study 7 This study is based on E Major scale.

Study 7 (tab & standard notation)

Soloing

Easy one- and two-strings soloing approches in different keys.

Hard rock solo Am

Tabs för lead guitar can be downloaded as pdf. The sound below is with and without lead guitar.

Hard rock solo 1 - Am (tab)


Listen (with and without solo guitar):

Hard rock solo Bm

Tabs för lead guitar can be downloaded as pdf. The sound below is with and without lead guitar.

Hard rock solo 2 - Bm (tab)


Listen (with and without solo guitar):

Hard rock solo Em

Tabs för lead guitar can be downloaded as pdf. The sound below is with and without lead guitar.

Hard rock solo 3 - Em (tab)


Listen (with and without solo guitar):

Notes

These are free exercises that helps you learn scales better. You can print out these exercises or save them on your computer, tablet etc for personal usage.