DIMINISHED SCALE Guitar Tutorial - How to Practice & Use the Octatonic (Diminished) Scale on GuitarDec 27, 2022
In this diminished scale guitar lesson I explain the diminished scale, how it's used, and how to practice its scale patterns on guitar.
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⏱ Video Content Outline for this Diminished Scale Guitar Lesson
0:00 - Intro
1:27 - Diminished scale video outline
2:37 - 1) Diminished scale defined
5:52 - 2) First practice steps
6:47 - 2a) A really cool diminished scale guitar lick
9:11 - 3) How & why the diminished scale is used in music
12:32 - 4) The five diminished scale guitar forms
14:17 - 4a) The root to root method
15:35 - 4b) Demonstrating the root to root method
16:50 - 4c) Playing non-linearly
18:25 - 5) Improvising with the diminished scale over chords
20:00 - 5a) Playing the tonic parent scale
22:08 - 5b) Playing the diminished scale on just two strings
23:03 - 5c) Playing the diminished scale on all six strings
24:53 - 5d) Applying the diminished scale to the V7 chord
26:13 - Tips for getting started
27:09 - Outro & free PDF
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💬 Lesson Description for This Diminished Scale Guitar Video
The diminished scale, also called the octatonic scale, is widely used to create tension, change keys, or to just make music that sounds a bit odd.
The diminished scale is most often applied in classical music and jazz, but you'll hear it in film scores and occasionally in popular music.
When you're bored of your own playing, learning some diminished scale guitar patterns on the fretboard can help you break out of ruts and sound more interesting, modern, or experimental.
In this video, I'm going to show you exactly how to start working on the five diminished scale guitar shapes, as well as the next steps you can take to apply them on the guitar at an advanced level.
I hope you enjoyed this lesson about diminished scale guitar patterns and found it beneficial. Let me know what you thought in the comments.
🎨 Diagrams From This Diminished Scale Guitar Lesson
C Diminished Scale, 5 Positions
Sliding Diminished Scale
The Two Diminished Scale Shapes
Diminished Scale Shape #1
Diminished Scale Shape #2
Diminished Scale Shape #3
Diminished Scale Shape #4
Diminished Scale Shape #5
C Major Scale
C Major Pentatonic Scale
C# Diminished Scale
B Diminished Scale (play over G7)
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