Course description:

This course is a complete guide to scale & interval patterns for guitar.

Based on the widely-accepted "CAGED" system utilized by the world's most prominent guitarists and teachers, it examines Major, Melodic Minor, & Harmonic Minor scale & interval patterns in all keys and positions, relating everything to the five most common major chord shapes.

Though this course includes music theory, its primary focus is on the practicalities of recognizing, practicing, and memorizing Major, Melodic Minor, & Harmonic Minor scales, and melodic & harmonic intervals, on the guitar. 

Improvisation & ear training are strongly emphasized.

What's included?

  • Video Lessons

    4K videos with multiple camera angles. Speed controls for convenient practicing, checking fingering solutions, etc.

  • PDF Notation & TAB

    Hundreds of pages of PDFs with standard notation & TAB, text explanations, & fret-board diagrams.

  • Interactive Forums

    Discussion forums are included for each course chapter. Dan will personally reply and clarify any point in question.

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Course objectives:

"CAGED" scales are one of the most productive investments of your practice time, regardless of style, genre, or level.

Your reading, aural skills, and technique will continually improve if you integrate this material into your daily practice; the course closes with a detailed six-week practice plan to show you how.

By expanding into melodic & harmonic intervals you'll develop a flexible technical approach, and also a keen ear for the building blocks of melody and harmony; a direct path to fret-board mastery!

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Major Scales in the Five "CAGED" Forms & Harmonic Seconds on Two-String Groups: Major Scale Harmony

  • 3

    Melodic Thirds in the Five "CAGED" Forms & Harmonic Thirds on Two-String Groups: Major Scale Harmony

    • Melodic Thirds in the "C" Form of C Major

    • Melodic Thirds in the "A" Form of C Major

    • Melodic Thirds in the "G" Form of C Major

    • Melodic Thirds in the "E" Form of C Major

    • Melodic Thirds in the "D" Form of C Major

    • Harmonic Thirds on Two-String Groups: Completing the Picture

    • Discussion: Melodic Thirds in the Five "CAGED" Forms & Harmonic Thirds on Two-String Groups: Major Scale Harmony

  • 4

    Melodic Fourths in the Five "CAGED" Forms & Harmonic Fourths on Two-String Groups: Major Scale Harmony

    • Melodic Fourths in the "C" Form of C Major

    • Melodic Fourths in the "A" Form of C Major

    • Melodic Fourths in the "G" Form of C Major

    • Melodic Fourths in the "E" Form of C Major

    • Melodic Fourths in the "D" Form of C Major

    • Harmonic Fourths on Two-String Groups: Completing the Picture

    • Discussion: Melodic Fourths in the Five "CAGED" Forms & Harmonic Fourths on Two-String Groups: Major Scale Harmony

  • 5

    Melodic Fifths in the Five "CAGED" Forms & Harmonic Fifths on Two-String Groups: Major Scale Harmony

    • Melodic Fifths in the "C" Form of C Major

    • Melodic Fifths in the "A" Form of C Major​

    • Melodic Fifths in the "G" Form of C Major​

    • Melodic Fifths in the "E" Form of C Major​

    • Melodic Fifths in the "D" Form of C Major​

    • Harmonic Fifths on Two-String Groups: Completing the Picture

    • Discussion: Melodic Fifths in the Five "CAGED" Forms & Harmonic Fifths on Two-String Groups: Major Scale Harmony

  • 6

    Melodic Sixths in the Five "CAGED" Forms & Harmonic Sixths on Two-String Groups: Major Scale Harmony

    • Sixths in the "C" Form of C Major

    • Sixths in the "A" Form of C Major

    • Sixths in the "G" Form of C Major

    • Sixths in the "E" Form of C Major

    • Sixths in the "D" Form of C Major

    • Harmonic Sixths on Two-String Groups: Completing the Picture

    • Discussion: Melodic Sixths in the Five "CAGED" Forms & Harmonic Sixths on Two-String Groups: Major Scale Harmony

  • 7

    Melodic Sevenths in the Five "CAGED" Forms & Harmonic Sevenths on Two-String Groups: Major Scale Harmony

    • Sevenths in the "C" Form of C Major

    • Sevenths in the "A" Form of C Major

    • Sevenths in the "G" Form of C Major

    • Sevenths in the "E" Form of C Major

    • Sevenths in the "D" Form of C Major

    • Harmonic Sevenths on Two-String Groups: Completing the Picture, & Course Outro

    • Discussion: Melodic Sevenths in the Five "CAGED" Forms & Harmonic Sevenths on Two-String Groups: Major Scale Harmony

  • 8

    ​A Systematic Approach to Practicing Scale & Interval Patterns in All Keys: 36-Day Training Cycle & Course Outro

    • 36-Day Training Cycle Explanation & Course Outro

    • Day 1

    • Day 2

    • Day 3

    • Day 4

    • Day 5

    • Day 6

    • Day 7

    • Day 8

    • Day 9

    • Day 10

    • Day 11

    • Day 12

    • Day 13

    • Day 14

    • Day 15

    • Day 16

    • Day 17

    • Day 18

    • Day 19

    • Day 20

    • Day 21

    • Day 22

    • Day 23

    • Day 24

    • Day 25

    • Day 26

    • Day 27

    • Day 28

    • Day 29

    • Day 30

    • Day 31

    • Day 32

    • Day 33

    • Day 34

    • Day 35

    • Day 36

    • ​Discussion: ​​​A Systematic Approach to Practicing Scale & Interval Patterns in All Keys: 36-Day Training Cycle & Course Outro