Holdsworth's 10 Most used Improv Scales:

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  1. God Hand Apostle

    God Hand Apostle Tin Foil Central

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    I watched this video again today;
    [googlevid]6595362002985980095[/googlevid]

    ...and then made my own chart with the scales together. I thought some might find it usefull to have these on one image you can save or whatever.
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    GHA
     
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    That last one's actually the nine-note augmented scale for those who're curious.

    There's some awesome playing on the video that lesson's taken from...I must have watched it more than a hundred times.
     
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    amonb Les Pauls forever Contributor

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    That's an awesome chart...you should post a big one so we can print it out! :hbang:
     
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    lol plz
     
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    Gilbucci Dude..for real?

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    Call me a noob, but, how the hell do I read that chart?
     
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    El Caco Djavli te ponesli Contributor

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    Noob.

    I can't read it either, but I know I'm a noob, it needs to be bigger.
     
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    if he supplies a higher resolution picture, it'll become obvious :)
     
  8. God Hand Apostle

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    Photobucket won't let this be any bigger for some reason...?

    Maybe this will work.
     

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    Shawn Ibanez Guitars Forum MVP

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    Very cool video and cool scales too. :yesway: Allan Holdsworth is fantastic. :bowdown:
     
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    NICE, guess i'll be having some fun with this now :lol:
     
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    Awesome! Thanks dude. :yesway:
     
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    Please how use this scale? what are key?
     
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    Where can I find the whole video??
     
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    It's on DVD now.:)
     
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    Whoa, thank you for resurrecting this one - great stuff!
     
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    halsinden it's a british thing

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    now, can i be complete dickhead and ask whether anyone's nifty enough to make similar charts but for 7 strings?

    also, i had no idea he played in level 42 for a while.

    H
     
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    If you PM me your email, I can send you an Excel file I made for the same scales covering a 7 string fretboard with 27 frets like my KxK will have.
     
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    That #10 is one of my new favorites, ever since I bought the DVD last year. Half-step, half-step, whole-step; Half-step, half-step, whole-step; Half-step, half-step, whole-step; Half-step, half-step, whole-step; etc. If you use the one with a Eb, E and F in it, it contains like a dumb-boogie-in-F scale and a double harmonic minor in E scale, which lets you shift from igno-boogie to fakie flamenco off and on, ascending in major 3rds (descending in minor 6ths, same difference....) Confound your bandmates! Annoy at parties! Try it in 11/8.... :cool:
     
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    Shaun Baxter wrote an excellent article on that scale a while ago. The real fun begins when you extract triads from it and start coming up with some freaky out-side arpeggio sequences!:)
     

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