“How Would Your Guitar Soloing Improve If You Discovered Exactly How To Play Guitar Scales Over The Entire Fretboard In A Fluid, Musical And Effortless Way?”
From: Craig Bassett
Dear fellow guitar fanatic,
Before we go any further, let me say that what you’re about to learn about is definitely NOT suitable for everyone. And because I don’t want to waste your time, could you please ask yourself three quick questions…
- Can I improvise solos with the level of fluidity, skill and musicality that I truly want?
- Can I see all the scales that I want to know over the entire fretboard…without having to think?
- Do I currently use an organised, effective and proven system for learning scales?
If you answered “Yes” to all three questions…then you DON’T need to read any further.
Still with me? Yes? Great! Please read the rest of this page carefully. It’s quite long, but it is important that you read every word. That way you’ll understand exactly what you stand to gain…
Do any of the following problems sound familiar?…
You feel overwhelmed by how many scales you need to learn. Let’s face it. There are huge numbers of scales that you could learn. It is sometimes hard to even know where to start! This frustration and overwhelm can make you feel less enthusiastic about your guitar practice.
You struggle with using scales in a musical way. Often guitar players don’t make music when they solo. They just sound like they are running up-and-down scales. They have no idea how to use scales in a musical and interesting way.
You can’t visualize scales effortlessly over the ENTIRE fretboard. This can be really frustrating! It feels like you’re “locked” into one part of the fretboard when you solo.
You play scales without truly HEARING them. Often guitar players haven’t totally internalized the sounds of the scales that they use. This can lead to a very unmusical and mechanical style of soloing. It can also lead to an inability to play-by-ear easily and confidently.
You see scales as patterns NOT notes. Many guitarists make the mistake of only learning scales as patterns. Often they are not totally aware of what notes are used in the scales. Knowing the notes of a scale can really help you understand where to use the scale when you are improvising.
You struggle with moving fluidly between different parts of the fretboard. This lack of ability to play a scale seamlessly over the entire fretboard can lead to a very rigid, disjointed and unmusical soloing style.
You stuggle with applying scales in real-life playing situations. Guitarists often find it challenging to jam with other musicians using the scales that they have just learnt in their practice room. Often they can’t adapt their scale knowledge to a new and unfamiliar situation. There just seems to be a piece of the puzzle missing.
All of the above problems are frustrating as hell! And do you know what…
Almost everyone struggles with these problems at some stage. You are not alone. 🙂
Solving these problems puts you in the top 5% of guitar players…
Think about your guitar playing friends for a moment. How many of them totally dominate scales? How many can solo musically, fluidly, all over the fretboard…and make it look as if they aren’t even trying? My guess would be…
NOT MANY! 🙂
Why is this? There are dozens and dozens of scale books out there. There are also MANY websites that have information on scales. Why are there so few guitar players who have actually mastered scales?
This question is worthy of some serious thought.
I believe the answer is this…
Very few scale learning methods focus on all five of the essential mastery skills that lead to complete scale mastery…
Most scale learning “methods” will give you a whole bunch of scale fingerings. Then they show you some licks. Maybe they even give you a few backing tracks. Then they leave you to it! This does not work for most people. It only works for the most talented guitar players out there. Most of us need some extra help!
So what are the five essential mastery skills? Please check out the diagram below…
Please take a couple of minutes to look at it. What do you think it means? Let’s take a closer look now…
EARS: Mastering this skill means that you have totally internalized the sound of the scale. You know exactly what each note of the scale sounds like.
EYES: This is your ability to visualize the scale over the entire fretboard. With this ability you do not have to think in terms of scale patterns. You can see all the notes of the scale everywhere without having to think.
FINGERS: This is your technique. It is your ability to actually physically play the scaleanywhere on your fretboard. You can play the scale starting from any note, any position and any string.
INTELLECT: This is your theoretical understanding of the scale. At the very least you should understand three main things.
- What notes are in the scale.
- What scale degrees are in the scale.
- Where the scale can be used.
APPLICATIONS: This is your ability to actually use the scale in a musical way.
So what does all this mean?
If you are lacking in even one area…you don’t really know the scale fully. It has not yet been internalized. This means that improvising using the scale in a musical way is challenging, (if not impossible)!
And the scary thing is…
Very few scale learning methods out there help you learn the five essential mastery skills in an organised and structured way! They make it way too hard and frustrating for you…
- They overwhelm you with ridiculous amounts of scale fingerings to learn.
- They tell you to memorize the scale fingerings but don’t actually show you how.
- They tell you to learn things in all 12 keys. (This advice is often B.S. and quickly leads to overwhelm for most people).
- They get you to move onto new scales well before you have mastered the old ones.
- They tell you “what to learn“, but don’t actually tell you “how to learn” it.
You get the idea. They are throwing “learning hurdles” in your way which slows down your progress. That really sucks!
Which is why I created the Guitar Scale Mastery membership website…
Massive Member Benefit #1: The Guitar Scale Mastery System
In this section of the website you’ll learn the EXACT system that I use to learn and internalize scales. Whenever I want to learn a new scale I follow this system. Once you learn the system you’ll be able to apply it to ANY scale that you want to master.
A few of the overall benefits of learning The Guitar Scale Mastery System include…
You will be able to learn scales on such a deep level that they “become part of you”.
You will be able to use scales without thinking.
You will be able to improvise with scales no matter where you are on the fretboard.
You’ll feel much more confident as an improvising guitarist.
You’ll notice large improvements to your guitar technique, speed and fluidity.
You’ll solo in a more natural and musical way.
You’ll feel more confident jamming with other musicians.
This system is comprised of five main parts. I call these parts “scale weapons”. Why weapons? Because it sounds cool! 🙂
Massive Member Benefit #2: Guitar Scale Activators…
Guitar Scale Activators are special backing tracks. They are designed to bring to life (activate) the sound of any scale that you are practicing. This is very powerful. Some of the benefits of using the Guitar Scale Activators include…
You’ll eventually program chord/scale relationships into your brain. This means that when you hear a chord you’ll be able to automatically hear the scale that works over that chord. Obviously, this is a useful skill for any improvising guitarist!
You’ll enjoy practicing scales more. Scale exercises and licks sound much more interesting when played over the correct Guitar Scale Activator.
You’ll learn to internalize the sounds of scales much faster. This will help you to improvise more confidently in a much more musical way.
You’ll imprint the sound of chords into your brain. This is done on a subconscious level. As you practice your brain will be absorbing the sound of the chord used on the Guitar Scale Activator.
Massive Member Benefit #3: Bonus Updates…
The biggest advantage of an online course over books, DVDs and home study courses is flexibility. New content and lessons can be added relatively easily. I really want Guitar Scale Mastery to be a course that improves, grows and evolves over time. To be blunt…I intend this site to totally kick the ass of any other scale related course. 🙂
As a member you’ll gain access to all of the future Bonus Updates that are created during your membership period. All at no extra cost to you.
Case Study: Craig Screws Up. Member Improves A Lot…
A while back I got a support email from Gary Gladwin who is a member of Guitar Scale Mastery. I had made a stupid mistake in uploading one of the backing tracks, and he was wanting me to check it out. He got my name wrong in the email, but I won’t hold that against him. 🙂
Let’s take a look at the email now…
This is a great example of someone taking action, practicing and improving. So if you are willing to take action, practice and improve then be sure to grab your membership now…
Act now and I’ll also throw in the following two bonuses…
Special Bonus #1: Pentatonic Guitar Success
This 246 page e-book took me six months to write! It is designed for the ambitious guitarist who is serious about developing awesome pentatonic scale technique. In my opinion it is worth more than the actual cost of membership to Guitar Scale Mastery.
Here’s some of the things that you’ll learn from it…
You’ll learn some essential music theory. This will help you to become a better musician. Plus you’ll feel great knowing the stuff that a lot of guitarists put in the “too hard” basket.
You’ll learn 84 melodic ideas in five different fingerings. This will increase your soloing vocabulary dramatically. It will also help you gain a total mastery of each of the five fingerings. Which means you’ll be able to solo with lots more confidence using pentatonics.
You’ll learn 48 single string linear exercises. This will help you learn to move between the different pentatonic fingerings effortlessly.
You’ll learn 216 two string linear exercises. These will turn you into a pentatonic beast! Your fret hand and picking technique will improve a lot. Plus they look really cool when you play them. 🙂
Plus a whole lot more!
Special Bonus #2: Scale Degree Mastery
Many guitar players understand the value of knowing the notes on the guitar fretboard. But very few understand that learning to visualize scale degrees is just as important…perhaps even MORE important.
This intense 76-page digital guide reveals the specific exercises and learning strategies that will help you gain a true mastery of the art of scale degree visualization.
Here are a few of the things that you’ll learn from it…
You’ll discover exactly what scale degrees are. Many guitarists don’t understand this, which causes them to struggle with learning guitar scales.
You’ll learn the specific benefits of mastering scale degree visualization. Understanding the immense benefits of mastering scale degree visualization will motivate you to practice harder…and therefore get better results faster.
You’ll discover 48 linear visualization exercises. These will improve your ability to visualize and master scales on a single string.
You’ll learn 54 powerful cross-string visualization exercises. These exercises help you visualize scale degrees across multiple strings at the same time. This is a vital skill that will help improve your ability to master scales, chords and arpeggios.