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Every Scale You Need - with ONE SHAPE

  • Published on Dec 9, 2021 veröffentlicht

Comments • 647

  • Cathy Broadus
    Cathy Broadus Month ago +31

    You came out of nowhere to be my new favorite teacher. Dude read these comments, we are praising you to no end. You do what others can’t do.

    • W S
      W S 18 days ago +1

      Yeah ! And I am sure it is the beer !

  • jtboise1
    jtboise1 7 months ago +146

    I'm 69 years old and I've had many lessons and watched many Clip-Share videos. This is absolutely the best lesson I've EVER "had" to explain how the blues work. I know this pattern and can play it blindfolded but you have taught me how to correctly use it and it makes so damn much sense. THANK YOU. You sound English but I wish you were in Arizona so I could take lessons from you. Many thanks "mate".

    • Mustafa Husin Baabad
      Mustafa Husin Baabad 2 days ago

      I agree with the above statement and I am 67. Cheers from Indonesia.

    • Andrew Halliday Music
      Andrew Halliday Music 18 days ago

      i feel sprry for ya bud...50 years to learn about the relative major minor relationship...dang im sorry...i realized it from listening to Jimi Hendrix , Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead ....it definitely opens my fretboard up more when i really knew what was goin on there...i was curious about this video but i guess i already made this self discovery 18 years ago.

      Glen CAIRNCROSS Month ago +1

      Write on !!

    • Samuel Harper
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    • Aurélio Ritsuri
      Aurélio Ritsuri 2 months ago +1

      I watched many Clip-Share vídeos, wauuuu this is absolutely the of the best lesson I have ever had explaning like you did. You are a Mester for me. Greetings from Africa Mozambique, how can i have your contact I want you as my teacher

  • Gerbil Crusher
    Gerbil Crusher 5 months ago +18

    What a breath of fresh air, a Teacher that doesn't blind you with them demonstrating what a great guitar shredder they are.
    I have learnt more from this vid in the 22 minuets it was played, than all the other tutorials I've had to wade through.
    Thank you, Just keep doing what your doing,

  • Danny De Rhodo
    Danny De Rhodo 6 months ago +8

    I really enjoyed this lesson. I learned the A minor pent. scale 40 years ago and now I'm understanding how to really use it. Plus I just purchased the same color strat your using in this lesson as a retirement present to myself (lake placid blue I believe) ? Thanks so much !!

  • Steve Jones
    Steve Jones 8 months ago +51

    After spending quite some time trying to understand this stuff, the penny finally dropped with your easy to follow explanation. Thank you. I would appreciate more like this.

  • Tomi Waselius
    Tomi Waselius 6 months ago +5

    My mind blew so many times while watching this. What a great teacher! Thank you.

  • cblue1234
    cblue1234 7 months ago +26

    This is pure gold. I think a lot of players understand these concepts individually. But, this ties them all together with great explanations and examples. This is the most helpful video I’ve seen in a long time. Thanks!

  • Tim Joyce
    Tim Joyce 7 months ago +45

    Jules, my man, you are a born teacher. Now, I not only have a simple understanding of what was a whole lot of think-stuff, but your wonderful, calm, patient teaching style has given me the confidence to jump right in.
    You are a find. I have subscribed and will tell others about you, too. THANK YOU, Jules.

  • Henry Mathews
    Henry Mathews Month ago +9

    I have watched two of your videos back to back twice and they have been the most informative guitar videos that I have watched anywhere on Clip-Share. It has immensely helpful as a newbie. You need to get a million subscribers. Your videos are precise, clear, and to the point.

  • Lavender Chants
    Lavender Chants 6 months ago +36

    Yes! This is my own personal technique explained perfectly! You are the first person on Clip-Share that I have seen who understands this concept.
    I am a 58-year-old self-taught guitarist, and I discovered these patterns decades ago, but at first, I did not know why it worked, but my ears told me it had to be right.
    Eventually, I learned enough theory to understand what was going on, but I have taught it to many people over the years without having to teach any more theory than you do in this video.
    I would also add another little bit for those people that want to know how this relates to the modes because it is also very simple.
    That last pattern you discuss that adds the B and F to the A minor pentatonic to get the C major scale is called the A Aeolian mode. The Aeolian mode will always get you to the major scale for the key that is 3 frets up from your blues root, aka... the Relative Major key.
    If instead you added B and F-sharp, it would be the A Dorian mode (which now becomes G major, 2 frets down from the root, instead of C). You here this mode being used a lot by Clapton and Pink Floyd.
    Finally, if you added F and B-flat you get A Phrygian, (which is now F major, 4 frets down from your root). This mode gets used in Metal a lot, where you have songs that repeat 2 chords that are a half-step apart.
    So, without leaving the first box of A minor pentatonic, you have access to 3 commonly used modes and 3 different major scales, just by changing up which 2 notes you choose between F, F-sharp, B, and B-flat. The beautiful thing is that you don't really need to know what mode you're using because your ears will always tell you which notes sound right.
    Of course, there is one other variation off of A that uses F-sharp and B-flat (the mirror opposite of your Aeolian pattern), but I can't remember what mode or key that is because I never use it, but I'm sure it is one.
    Anyway, great video! I have subscribed to your channel.

    • John Trojan
      John Trojan 2 months ago

      @Austin Poorbaugh Hey AP Back@C'ha !* It's sort of a "Play on Words": no disrespect to Delta Blues but Chicago ""IS"" the 'Heartbeat of the mooody ""Bluuues"" 🎵 🎹 🎵

    • John Trojan
      John Trojan 2 months ago

      @Austin Poorbaugh
      Albert King, Samantha Fish, Joe Bonnamasi, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray and the both of us ! - I play Keys 👍
      (In C-)

    • Austin Poorbaugh
      Austin Poorbaugh 2 months ago

      @John Trojan hi John! Who exactly is meeting in Chicago? :)

    • John Trojan
      John Trojan 2 months ago +1

      @Austin Poorbaugh Very cool ! (We'!! meet in Chicago this August *)

    • Austin Poorbaugh
      Austin Poorbaugh 2 months ago +1

      @John Trojan nice! I was always taught:

  • Larry Redcam
    Larry Redcam 8 months ago +25

    Simply awesome! Love how you presnted this. What an awesome help this is in playing any lead with different Keys. Opens a huge understanding of how this works! Thank you Jules! Looking forward to watching you other videos!

  • Anthony Tonni
    Anthony Tonni 3 months ago +3

    Brother, you're an incredible instructor! I learned in these 20 minutes very deep understanding of the scales that I used think I understood. My playing got different just now.
    I've subscribed and hit the bill button to keep up.
    Thank you so much, God bless you!

  • Ram Jacob
    Ram Jacob 4 months ago +3

    You're such a good and practical guitar teacher...one of the best out there! thanks for the lessons!

  • Doug White
    Doug White 6 months ago +4

    This is the best teaching on scale application theory I have ever seen. Excellent job. I am going to add this to my teaching immediately. If you want to make it perfect, add a second follow up video on why the pentatonic notes are more useful than the left out notes from the full major and minor scale notes. In other words what is the weakness of the left out notes and the strength of the kept notes.

  • Balan Alexandru
    Balan Alexandru 20 days ago +1

    Dude thank you for what you are doing. Your explanations are very clear, especially for someone who if looking to learn music theory, for guitar. I started learning guitar a few months ago and went through tons of videos and links that explain music theory. You make things so easy to understand and I am super happy I found this channel. Thank you again for the work you put into this!

  • Ryan W
    Ryan W 6 months ago +6

    Dude, this video was incredible! I've always been intimidated with Theory, but this made it seem a lot less daunting. You just earned a subscription, friend! Keep em' coming! :)

  • tory drake
    tory drake 7 months ago +5

    No doubt about it..... One of the best videos you will find explaining how to piece all of these scales and notes together in a way that a beginner can understand! Thanks this was so motivating

  • Dermod O'Malley
    Dermod O'Malley 6 months ago +2

    This is excellent, concise and clear, I'll follow you and you have reactivated my interest in getting better.

  • Terry Woodall
    Terry Woodall 7 months ago +2

    Really like the way you teach these cords. Any chance that you will have pdf's that can be printed to follow along? I have learned more from you than all the rest. Thanks.

  • Keena Building Contractors

    Awesome man. You explain things so clearly and make it very easy to follow. Thankyou!

  • Marty Shea
    Marty Shea 6 months ago +6

    Dude, you did a great job of explaining this, you've got to do more of these lessons.

  • Tobias Steiner
    Tobias Steiner 6 months ago +3

    I think you quite literally just changed my life. I'm revisitng guitar after bout 20 years (piano is my first instrument) of letting my stuff collect dust lol. You explained this so elegantly and I was able to put it to use immediately. 🙏Thank you so much! This is pure gold!

  • jsoar47
    jsoar47 5 months ago +1

    Yep, thank you for the best pentatonic explanation ever. It immediately opened a whole new world. I subscribed, because I'm looking forward to future content.

  • Fiasco
    Fiasco 6 months ago +9

    I have been playing rock for 40 years, doing solos no problem without understanding what i was doing, only by ear, after watching this i now understand what im doing, i can now add some extra to it and explore new avenues knowing some theory. I only needed to watch this once. Comparing to other videos this one was easy to understand. Great teacher. Lets find out more!

  • John Carlo
    John Carlo 5 months ago +2

    Very well explained, I learnt all this many many years ago but for those who are just starting out that was absolutely brilliant, great video.

  • robbieray
    robbieray 7 months ago +3

    Awesome teaching. I didn't think I could ever play any lead. You made this very easy to understand and follow. Now I just need to practice your method. Thanks for posting !!!

  • jim mcbride
    jim mcbride 6 months ago +2

    You are the best! I'm a self-taught guitarist I've learned by learning all the chord grips I've been playing for over 40 years and these were always very tough for me I know the pentatonic scale in three positions along with the major scale, but it never made sense until now. You've shown me the door that I've been looking for for a very long time, and I very much enjoy walking through it. Thank you, jim

    THEFALCRO 7 months ago +3

    Thank you, this helps me so much in my playing to XYZ backing track. Finding this video I subbed right away. I started playing a little over a year ago and I am now a practiced beginner lol. I am 58 and for some reason my brain (normally ready to absorb) does not memorize the fingerboard and notes as easily as say building an engine. So in my day to day noodling I can now more easily figure out where I am. The shapes work better for me to learn to play over a key and then as I progress knowing the notes is beginning to happen. I am restarting my lessons early in July so I can get serious about learning the basics again.

  • Gerrit Bahlman
    Gerrit Bahlman 8 months ago +12

    Great job - looked for more like this from you. Disappointed to find this is currently the only one. Hope you find the time to make more like this. Thank you - very helpful.

  • Marie Freudenberger
    Marie Freudenberger 7 months ago +3

    Thank you! This video was so rewarding to watch. You made the concepts so clear. I’ve been practicing the pentatonic scale without ever realizing what I can do with it besides exercising my fingers. You gave me hope.

  • user user
    user user 6 months ago +2

    Share probably most of the comments here in a way that this was awesome, concise and precise. Such a superb approach and music vision. Thank you, teacher.

  • beetjeverward
    beetjeverward 3 months ago

    Hi, thank you for the useful and perfectly explained video! I do have one question though: what about the other shapes of the pentatonic scale? Does all this apply the same for that too?

  • john sikora
    john sikora 6 months ago +2

    Just discovered you today. This is such a useful video. It's already opening doors for me.

  • Larry Carr
    Larry Carr Month ago +1

    Thank you Jules. Your explanation of the relationships of these scales was very helpful. Seeing how each one fits into the Pentatonic Scale and how to move it to different keys was absolutely EYE OPENING!

  • MrUniman609
    MrUniman609 8 months ago +4

    This is a great tutorial, well presented, interesting and made easy to understand, thank you, well done!

  • Guitar Grinder
    Guitar Grinder 7 months ago +8

    You just absolutely blew my mind! This reminds me of when a guitar player/teacher friend of mine showed me the major shape and explained that it was the same for ALL major scales, it just depended on what note you started on at the E string. I love this. There needs to be more teaching of the overall...geography of music, for lack of a better word. I'd heard something about every major has a relative minor scale but I didn't get how you could memorize them all. You've made it pretty easy. Just move up from the minors first note two steps and that's the relative major. Or drop back 2 steps I guess. And how you explained playng the minor and then the blues with the pentatonic (a scale I already know) is super useful! So great!

  • Kayless32
    Kayless32 12 days ago

    Your lessons are so good, with great increase in difficulty! Well done man you are my go to teacher now

  • Jeff Lustick
    Jeff Lustick 7 months ago +5

    This was very informative and well explained. Look forward to more.

  • Mike Burdett
    Mike Burdett 3 months ago +3

    Dude, I've been playing for 37 yrs and I'm pretty darn good, but I've always struggled with learning scales and concepts alike. I can do anything on the guitar but I can't make any sense of it all. Thank you!! You finally made sense of it all to me and I think you just opened a door for me big time. Not even door, you just constructed a new fastlane on my learning highway. In gonna fly now. Thanks again ✌️🤘

  • B
    B 5 months ago

    Excellent lesson! Thank you for your time and efforts. Really Great stuff!

  • Craig Gamble
    Craig Gamble 6 months ago +2

    So glad I stumbled across the video. Absolutely love your clear explanations and graphic representations. Massive help and many thanks. You have a new subscriber!

  • Brett David
    Brett David 6 months ago +2

    Awesome - totally concur with comments below - best explanation and an eye opener for locating relative Major / Minor / Blue and Sweet notes and where they fit. I've been playing these scales all my life - your tutorial brings a lot more to the tonal picture - but at the same time makes things way simpler - churs Jules.

  • a fingerstyle
    a fingerstyle 3 months ago +3

    I'm 39yrs. of age and been playing guitar since I was 12. Still want to learn how to do blues riffs & licks I did not know how the pentatonic scale worked until I just watched you on this video. You are very easy to understand in with the way you show the charts I really like that.

  • andraeca
    andraeca Month ago +1

    This is a Fantastic lesson - you have made it really easy to learn. I'm sure my eyes used to glaze over when the tutor went on about scales etc. But your previous session, made me sit up and listen and most importantly Play. Well done. Thank you

  • Michael Roff
    Michael Roff 5 months ago +1

    Jules, you are an absolutely incredible teacher……thank you!

  • Kazi Mustafizur Rahman

    You’re amazing. Compared to many self proclaimed ‘Clip-Share guitar teachers’, primarily using youtube to try and drive people to their websites, without even establishing any significant credibility, holding back on key concepts, You are just on a league above!… stay blessed, man!❤

  • sidyal
    sidyal 5 months ago +2

    A very informative and easy to follow lesson. No filler. Excellent.

  • tiernanfoss
    tiernanfoss 7 months ago +3

    Absolutely fantastic! Great content, simply explained. I learned a lot that I didn't even know I was looking for! Thanks!

  • thomas womack
    thomas womack 6 months ago +1

    as a bass player struggling with musical theory and trying to make my own interpretations of what I hear and what I play as a result more relevant you have given me a piece of the puzzle in this one video that may help me glue the whole concept together in a useful way. Many thanks for doing what you do. You have my subscription!

  • Ray Neville
    Ray Neville 6 months ago +1

    Jules you do the most brilliant clear presentation of how all guitar lead scales hang together. Surpasses all other videos I have looked at. Your teaching method - a real talent. Thanks.🎸

  • Tobias P.
    Tobias P. Month ago +1

    Damn, Jules, I‘ve been playing for 16 years and decided to get lessons about a year ago to fix my mistakes and finally understand what I‘m doing. My teacher is great and all, helped me a lot to get into improvising. But he never got is I don’t even understand the basics - you are awesome for teaching that!

  • drutgat2
    drutgat2 5 months ago

    Many thanks. Brilliant lesson.
    I wish I had this when I was first starting out playing guitar.

  • Dream States
    Dream States 18 days ago

    Man, a great lesson for sure, thank you. This should be essential viewing for all beginner to intermediate players, and that closing solo is great - I’m gonna try to learn it note for note. 👍🏻👍🏻

  • mrbeats111
    mrbeats111 7 months ago +3

    BEST explanation!! was lost just like you mentioned in between the charts. this is just perfect and to the point! THANK YOU

  • Vincent Limburg
    Vincent Limburg 7 months ago +2

    Thank you for sharing this simple but briljant explanation. I’m going to watch it a couple times to really get it to work. 🙏🏻🎸

  • jordan baurain
    jordan baurain 6 months ago +2

    I really liked the simple explanation and breaking down your song like you did, thank you!

  • Jack McNabb
    Jack McNabb 6 months ago +2

    Wow! No one has made it all come together like you just did. Was really struggling understanding the minor major pentatonic blues connections. This clicked and now I can proceed without giving up like I have many times in the past. Thank you!

  • Tom Toss
    Tom Toss 2 months ago +1

    This was extremely useful. I just noticed that using the complete form the 3 heavy strings makes the A minor scale, and the 3 light strings makes the major scale. Using the Cm scale over a C major chord progression is new information for me.

  • keith mccall
    keith mccall Month ago +1

    I just want to say thank you. I've watched hundreds of videos on the subject but this is the first time I felt compelled to comment (I'm a relatively quiet guy). You're an excellent teacher. Simple, logical explanations and easy to follow.

  • Demetrio Voulgaris
    Demetrio Voulgaris 7 months ago +1

    Brilliant lesson! I wish I would have found it one year ago. Took me almost one year to get this together, which you explained it greatly in just 22 minutes. 👏👏👏

  • Pasteye
    Pasteye 7 months ago +2

    AS someone once said (relating to the Data Protection Act!), "The plethora of guidance has resulted in a fog of confusion". You have just lifted the fog regarding these scales! You appear to have done this for many others too, looking at the other comments. Please keep this up as you are a godsend to struggling guitar aspirants like us. Thanks a lot I'm subscribed!🖖👍

  • Ginjah Gardner
    Ginjah Gardner 6 months ago

    Amazing! This has helped me so much as an intermediate guitar player. Thank you so much! I’d love to personally take lessons from you!

  • Andrew
    Andrew 7 months ago +2

    Great work - although I was aware of a lot of what was in the video, you put the whole thing together so well that at all makes so much more sense and this made it really useful... thank you!

  • Simon C
    Simon C 7 months ago +2

    A real goldmine of revelation and you teaching so well.. I think guitarists often do things instinctively without knowing quite why it works and this makes it comprehensible. Thank you very much

  • Antonio Lazari
    Antonio Lazari 6 months ago

    Ótimo vídeo, excelente professor! Assim fica fácil aprender!

  • bullamarta
    bullamarta 6 months ago

    Man! Am I so glad i found your channel. Thank you so much.
    You made it so simple, it just clicked in to place. 👊

  • Greg
    Greg 26 days ago

    Hi Jules, Love your concise, clear and informative lessons. Can you please tell me if there is a natural progression in which to watch your videos, a sequence. I would love to have a good learning routine.
    Many thanks.

  • Detlef Stockhaus
    Detlef Stockhaus 6 months ago

    Great Video. Basically i'd knew all these things but i never heard it explained so well and in such detail. It's easy to follow and understand. Well done.

  • Kevin Walters
    Kevin Walters 7 months ago +1

    Great lesson! You are someone who really desires for others to know how to improve their playing….the heart of a teacher!…Thanks so much!

  • 400 billion suns
    400 billion suns 6 months ago

    Great lesson and great teaching! Thank you.

  • Mustafa Husin Baabad
    Mustafa Husin Baabad 2 months ago

    Thank you for a very good lesson. There are 2 small items that I like to raise:
    1. I like the way you present the tabs. It is reflection of guitar position. However, most people put the thinner strings at higher side, while the thicker string at lower side.
    2. On Natural minor, there is also F note on the A string.
    Cheers from Indonesia.

  • Denver Dividina
    Denver Dividina 4 months ago +1

    Dude your tutorials are easy to follow and the way you explain and demo them are very novice-friendly. I learned so much from you. I’d get you another six-pack just keep making these tutorial videos.

  • E M
    E M 8 months ago +2

    Excellent explanation of this concept. Much appreciated sir.

  • Gal7615
    Gal7615 5 months ago

    Great, been playing a long time and this explains it all to me. Thank you .

  • jonnifjader
    jonnifjader 7 months ago +5

    Absolutely brilliant! Can't thank you enough for your effort!! Greetings from an older guy with new interest and a strat (first electric guru at 64:-)....

  • Douglas Smith
    Douglas Smith 6 months ago +1

    Great lesson Jules. I'm 56 and mostly self taught, this is really helpful and fills answers for me.👍

  • Vinaysh Sureshram
    Vinaysh Sureshram 6 months ago

    Awesome video! Love your explanation! So easy to understand!

  • Beth Davidenko
    Beth Davidenko 7 months ago +3

    Really appreciate the valuable info and diving right into it without the teaser “ I’m gonna show in just a minute, but first…” Very helpful, very useful. Thank you!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • Joe- Mens
    Joe- Mens 6 months ago +1

    You are the best guitar teacher I watch from utube, you take your time, you don't rush,before you done every lessons I can play everything right away Thank you very much.

  • Harley Turner
    Harley Turner 5 months ago

    Thank you you are a great teacher, you make it very simple. So much has clicked in my brain watching this video. The other Clip-Sharers need to make things a little similar.

  • Steve Bon
    Steve Bon 6 months ago

    Thanks Jules, really enjoyed the way you teach guitar. And I am glad I have subscribed to your channel. 😉👍

  • Troy Lane
    Troy Lane 7 months ago

    This was super helpful! I'm a beginner and have watched so many tutorials. Your explanation and images embedded in the video are excellent! Thank you kindly! Where may I find that backing track? Cheers!

  • Jarrett Dorsey III
    Jarrett Dorsey III 6 months ago

    Very easily and wonderfully stated my man. Thank you

  • Sasha Ariljski
    Sasha Ariljski 7 months ago +1

    Amazing work, so clear and simple!

  • Sinclair Ashman
    Sinclair Ashman 7 months ago

    Thanks so much Jules! This vid has simplified so much theory for me, but made it practical, so I can use it straight away. Keep doing what you’re doing :)

  • Robin Jones
    Robin Jones Month ago

    Thank you, thank you!! I have learnt so much from your video and my skills have increased because of it, so thank you very much.

  • Ian Martinez
    Ian Martinez 2 months ago +1

    I just love the way you explain everything, you are brilliant! Please keep it up!

  • Al Wilson
    Al Wilson 6 months ago

    Thanks man! Very helpful vid for me. Great job--well done--best ever for learning how to put in some lead licks anywhere on the neck!

  • Paul Werner Süss
    Paul Werner Süss 8 months ago +1

    Thank you very much for your really great explanations. Very helpful. Would be cool to see other stuff like this.

  • Yudi Pitre
    Yudi Pitre 7 months ago +1

    I love the backing track.
    You are definitely a good teacher. 😊 thank you

  • Hazuno
    Hazuno 8 months ago +2

    simple, practical and awesome.. thanks for this.. subbed!

  • Chester Burnett
    Chester Burnett Month ago

    XLNT tutorial! Great explanation of how the scales mesh with each other. I feel like I'm really making some progress. You should have a Patreon page so that we can support you. Cheers!

  • Sarah and annelise
    Sarah and annelise 6 months ago

    Gees! A wealth of info; all these years, and never thought of the scales in quite this way! Very helpful!! 👍

  • Ur Futuro
    Ur Futuro 4 months ago

    Excellent video, very well explained. Many thanks Jules for your help for us newbies. Inspiring us to stay motivated and have fun practicing.

  • Tyrell Miller
    Tyrell Miller 7 months ago

    Fantastic job. Even though I loosely understood scales you made it crystal clear to me. Thank You...

  • Richard Downs
    Richard Downs 2 months ago +1

    Wow. I'm only six months into learning this instrument and it will be a long time before I'm ready for this, but I feel I've just witnessed something hugely significant! Somewhere in the back of my brain a penny has dropped about how music theory applies to the guitar.

  • Tempus Fugit
    Tempus Fugit 7 months ago

    Great clarification and lesson! Thank you ✨

  • Savankumar Dahad
    Savankumar Dahad 7 months ago

    This was really simple and sweet lesson , thanks for making it so easy

  • Larry Olmo
    Larry Olmo 7 months ago

    Wow!!Now I got more interested in playing guitar after watching this. Very nicely done.

  • Braden Cancilla
    Braden Cancilla 7 months ago

    Excellently taught! Congratulations on making it clear and understandable.