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EASY GUITAR SCALES DVD Over 50 Common and Exotic Scales and Modes For Guitar

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Product Description

Scales are the foundation of music and can be found in every known culture. With all styles of modern music, scales are the heartbeat, breath and soul of the guitar solo, the guitar riff and even the vocal melody! This video course includes every guitar scale you have ever wanted to learn- presented in a simple root to octave format, starting with basic scales, such as major, minor, pentatonic and blues, and then progressing into patterns that span all musical styles and cultures, even including exotic scales such as the Balinese, Hirojoshi and Kumoi.

There are over 50 scales for you to use right away to spice up your guitar playing, each with an on-screen demonstration at both a slow and fast tempo. The bottom half of the screen provides you with the option of reading sheet music in the form of note charts, traditional notation, or tablature (TAB). As a bonus, you also get important tips on changing musical keys, jumping octaves and extending each scale to a higher and lower pitch, which will ultimately help you navigate your fretboard with precision and accuracy.

About the Actor

Musician, Educator and Author Mark John Sternal began teaching his trademark method to private guitar students in 1991. He was only 17, with one year left of high school before he would attend Richard Daley College in Chicago. By 1994, Mark had relocated to Florida, and with him came the manuscript for his first book. Fueled by glowing user feedback and testimonials from thousands of satisfied customers, Mark's growing number of music instruction titles awarded him national recognition in 2004. Since then, his titles have consistently held the #1 best selling music instruction slots at some of the largest music and book stores in the United States.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Mark John Sternal
  • Directors: MJS Music & Entertainment, LLC
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: MJS Music & Entertainment, LLC
  • DVD Release Date: May 12, 2008
  • Run Time: 42 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0018O3MKW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,503 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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I've been playing guitar on & off since 1988. By no means do I consider myself some sort of advanced player. With that in mind, I have to give Mark props for this DVD. He not only explains the concept of using the Whole-Step/Half-Step formula for making scales as well as showing you dozens of unique scales and how to play them in a medium then fast tempo.

The patterns he shows you are explained to tell you at which fret to start with what finger. He also explains the concept of octaves which is a valuable lesson in & of itself. He goes on to explain playing scales through two octaves, again not something you typically find in instructional DVD's and great for a beginner to know.

While this is not the CAGED system, he does use show how its done with the patterns given and he shows you literally tons of patterns from the Neopolitan to the Harmonic Major/Minor, to the Oriental/Chinese/Japanese scales & more.

This DVD is not meant to be used as a stand alone lesson becauss he has several other DVD's that cover chords, theory, basics/beginner, tricks, and so on. It's like getting lessons in a format that you can take inexpensively. Hard to complain about an instructional DVD that costs less than $12.00.

I recommend the system to those who are in the beginner to medium stage of development. I give it 5 out of 5 stars for its completeness & understandability.
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This DVD from Mark Sternal didn't disappoint me once again he covers aspects of scale usage and how modes function in each. If you want clear cut answers and learn something that you will use the rest of your life this is it. He covers a lot of ground to include the exotic scales that you don't hear about or see on youtube. Many of these other scales can be used in many musicial applications. I am so glad I bought this DVD.
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Really enjoyed learning the various scales! I've been playing for many years, learning along the way, and Mark's dvd broke down the scales into easy to learn lessons, quickly, and fun!
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I have a number of dvd's by Mr. Sternal and every one of them are great and present a lot of information. I think these dvd's are a great addition to any collection, even if you're familiar with a subject the dvd's are laid out in a way that makes them very easy to look up a subject and see it explained in detail.
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Easy to understand and learn from as a beginner says my son. Given to him as a christmas gift. Thanks!
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