In this instructional video, Maurice covers a plethora of scales and their corresponding modes and also discusses proper playing technique in both the left and right hand. He also in this jam packed video lays out a “game plan” or set of rules and guidelines in order to improve on speed development and ease of playing and learning how to “play” the guitar and not “working” the guitar. Toward the end, M Arenas also explains in detail examples of proper practice habits and regimen for a guitarist who wishes to play faster and more effortlessly in a short amount of time.

The scales covered in this video are:

Pentatonic Scales
Minor Pentatonic Scale – all 5 boxes
Blues Scale – all 5 boxes
Major Pentatonic Scale – all 5 boxes
Minor Pentatonic Natural 6 Scale – all 5 boxes

Holdsworth Style Pentatonic Scales
3 Notes Per String Pentatonic Minor Scale (Holdsworth style) – all 5 boxes
3 Octave Pentatonic Scale (Holdsworth style) – all 5 boxes
3 Octave Blues Scales (Holdsworth style)– all 5 boxes

The Modes of the Major Scale
Mode 1 = Ionian or Major Scale (1 2 3 4 5 6 7)
Mode 2 = Dorian (1 2 b3 4 5 6 b7)
Mode 3 = Phrygian (1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7)
Mode 4 = Lydian (1 2 3 #4 5 6 7)
Mode 5 = Mixolydian (1 2 3 4 5 6 b7)
Mode 6 = Aeolian or Minor Scale (1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7)
Mode 7 = Locrian (1 b2 b3 4 b5 b6 b7)

Modes of the Harmonic Minor
Mode 1 = Harmonic Minor (1 2 b3 4 5 b6 7)
Mode 2 = Locrian Natural 6 (1 b2 b3 4 b5 6 b7)
Mode 3 = Ionian Augmented (1 2 3 4 #5 6 7)
Mode 4 = Dorian #11 (1 2 b3 #4 5 6 b7)
Mode 5 = Phrygian Dominant (1 b2 3 4 5 b6 b7)
Mode 6 = Lydian #9 (1 #2 3 #4 5 6 7)
Mode 7 = Harmonic Diminished or Harmonic Locrian
(1 b2 b3 4 b5 6 b7)

Modes of the Melodic Minor
Mode 1 = Melodic Minor (1 2 b3 4 5 6 7)
Mode 2 = Dorian b9 (1 b2 b3 4 5 6 b7)
Mode 3 = Lydian Augmented (1 2 3 +4 +5 6 7)
Mode 4 = Lydian b7 (1 2 3 +4 5 6 b7)
Mode 5 = Mixolydian b13 (1 2 3 4 5 b6 b7)
Mode 6 = Aeolian b5 (1 2 b3 4 b5 b6 b7)
Mode 7 = Superlocrian (1 b2 b3 b4 b5 b6 b7)

Modes of Harmonic Major
Mode 1 = Harmonic Major (1 2 3 4 5 b6 7)
Mode 2 = Dorian b5 (1 2 b3 4 b5 6 b7)
Mode 3 = Phrygian b11 (1 b2 b3 b4 5 b6 b7)
Mode 4 = Jazz Melodic #11 (1 2 b3 #4 5 6 7)
Mode 5 = Mixolydian b9 (1 b2 3 4 5 6 b7)
Mode 6 = Lydian Augmented #9 (1 #2 3 #4 #5 6 7)
Mode 7 = Locrian Diminished (1 b2 b3 4 b5 b6 bb7)

Symmetrical Scales
The Whole Tone Scale
The Diminished Scale

The Techniques and Concepts covered and discussed in depth in this video are:
Understanding Obstacles in Practicing
Left Hand Proper Playing Technique and Left Hand Physical Mechanics
Right Hand Proper Playing Technique and Right Hand Physical Mechanics
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Course Curriculum

The Art of Fusion 4 - Scales and Speed Development
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