Japanese Scale for Guitar – Tony Hogan

Guitar Players are always looking for scales with a difference.  Here is a simple Japanese scale that I learnt about thirty five years ago from an Australian jazz guitar player called George Golla.  

With these type of scales it’s what you leave out that counts.  This scale has no third, that means it is neather major or minor.  G Ab C D Eb G.  If you play around with the notes and stack them up you’ll find some simple chords emerge.  If you look closely you’ll see an Ab triad and also an Eb Maj Seventh with no 5th.  There are lots of options if you take time with this and explore it.

Japanese Scale For Guitar
Japanese Scale For Guitar

To Download the Printable Version of the scale click japanese_scale_for_guitar


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