Jazz Guitar Scales
Practising your scales is essential no what level you are at or what genre of guitar music you are studying. Scales provide us the insight we need into how notes relate to one another, chords are constructed as well as developing technical ability, ear training and your knowledge of the fretboard.
If you are approaching this section of the site as a complete beginner it is important that you are familiar with the Major Scale, the Natural Minor Scale, the Harmonic Minor Scale and the Melodic Minor Scale before you begin to attempt any of the scales in this section.
In addition, it must be noted that if your goal is to be able to improvise well you must remember that studying scales alone won't help you reach that goal. A thorough knowledge of Jazz Repertoire, Phrasing, Rhythms and Triads is also required.
That said, the benefits that come from learning these scales can hardly be underestimated!
Click on the Links below for full and detailed explanations of how all of these Jazz Scales work: