All of the most useful guitar and keyboard scales on one chart...
Guitar & Keyboard Scales Poster
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Unique ● Useful ● Laminated
This chart is available in 3 versions:
1. Free PDF download—view
and print it at FULL SIZE (19" wide by 27" high) with your home
This free version is identical to the paid version (see #2 below),
except that the images in the free version contain transparent
watermarks. Download it HERE
2. Paid PDF download ($6.95)—view and print it at FULL SIZE (19" wide by 27"
high) with your home computer. This
paid version is identical to the free version (see #1 above),
except that the images in the paid version are NOT watermarked. Download it HERE
3. Laminated print ($19 + shipping). Order it HERE.
This poster comes with a FREE BONUS: the Chord Progression Chart
- Major Pentatonic
- Minor Pentatonic
On the left side of the poster, the
major scales begin with scales in the key of C Major and continue
alphabetically down the chart from row to row (C, C#,
On the right side of the poster, the
minor and blues scales begin with scales in the key of A Minor, the
relative minor of C Major, and continue alphabetically down the chart (A,
B♭, B, etc.).
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"How scales are
associated and connected, that's what I've always wondered. With your Guitar and Keyboard
Scales Poster, it's making sense at last."D. Redman, Port Hope, ON
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"My wife bought
me the Guitar and Keyboard Scales Poster ... It
got me out of a rut in my guitar playing, and I'm moving over to try out [playing scales]
on her piano."Jack Lazic, Chicago, IL
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Major scales appear in the same rows
as related minor scales. For example, C Major and C Major Pentatonic
scales appear in a yellowish-brown colour band. Adjacent are relative
minor scales in a blue band: A Minor, A Minor Pentatonic, and A Blues. All
five of these scale types are located in the same row.
(Colour-coding by key on the Guitar & Keyboard Scales Poster is the
same as it is on the Complete Guitar Chord Poster and the
Complete Keyboard Chord Poster.)
All the scales in any given row are
musically related. Therefore, the scale degrees and scale fingering
associated with each scale type within the same row are similar.
You can use the Guitar & Keyboard
Scales Poster to learn to play the same scales on the keyboard that
you play on your guitar, or vice-versa, without having to look up scales
elsewhere. Guitar and keyboard scales of the same type are conveniently
located adjacent to each other on the poster. Keyboard scale diagrams are
located just above the guitar chord diagrams for the same scale type in
You don't have to figure out how to
use scale formulas. And you don't need to know how to read music. The
Guitar & Keyboard Scales Poster shows you clear fingering diagrams for
all the scales for both instruments.
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As a bass player, I
have found this chart [Guitar & Keyboard Scales Poster] very helpful. Thanks!Henry Priddle, Jacksonville, Fl
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Suppose you know how to play the
scale "D Minor Pentatonic":
D, F, G, A, C, D
How can you quickly find the
equivalent scale in a different key, for example, the key of A?
Here's how, using the Guitar &
Keyboard Scales Poster: The red horizontal bar on the right side of the
poster contains the D Minor Pentatonic scale. The blue horizontal bar on
the right side of the poster contains the A Minor Pentatonic scale. Both
of these scales are located in the same column, the "Minor
Here's the original scale in the key
of D, followed by the same scale in the key of A:
Minor Pentatonic Scale in Key of D:
D, F, G, A, C, D
Minor Pentatonic Scale in Key of A:
A, C, D, E, G, A
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appreciate having [on the Guitar & Keyboard Scales Poster] is the guitar and piano
scales right next to each other. This has made it a breeze to teach my band members new
arrangements ... So I can go to the piano and pick out the same melodies I used to know
only on guitar, and have a pretty good idea of what I'm doing on the piano, even though
I'm a guitar player."Dan Eldridge, Ottawa, ON
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