Scale Lexicon (Guitar Lesson)


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David Davidson

Scale Lexicon

Dave Davidson covers some advanced topics on scales and arpeggios. He explains chord tensions and how to use them effectively. An EVH 5150 III was used for all of Dave's lessons here on JamPlay.

Taught by David Davidson in Dave Davidson Artist Series seriesLength: 23:26Difficulty: 3.0 of 5


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StenchovdethStenchovdeth replied on October 24th, 2016

great lesson

satanhammersatanhammer replied on January 3rd, 2015

Awesome lesson.. this is the first piece of theory I have learned..ever. It was presented in a really good way, thanks a lot!

donnydarkodonnydarko replied on July 17th, 2013

nice chunk of theory.

mjtomsonmjtomson replied on April 3rd, 2013

Awsome playing Dave. Teach me your ways!!!! :)

bradmwrightbradmwright replied on December 31st, 2012

I learned what I know about scales by manipulating scale degrees, so learning chord construction and tensions this way works for me. Thanks Dave! This lesson confirms for me that Jamplay is worth my money!

vynceterrorvynceterror replied on November 29th, 2011

this guy is just so freaking great. He is the next big guitar player imo.

mrscaryzmrscaryz replied on November 20th, 2011

man Dave I want to trade Jackson's great lesson

Funk MasterFunk Master replied on November 7th, 2011

Excellent lesson! Thanks

jonasperezjonasperez replied on November 7th, 2011

Thanks Dave!

setuthuasetuthua replied on November 6th, 2011

You know, that was really interesting. I've always wanted to improve my knowledge of chords as it applies in a metal context. Thank you very much Mr. Revocation man. P.S. Dismantle the Dictator is freaking prime =)

jboothjbooth replied on November 4th, 2011

Awesome lesson Dave :D

Dave Davidson Artist Series

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Revocation's Dave Davidson teaches you the techniques essential to his style.



Lesson 1

Scale Lexicon

Dave Davidson covers some advanced topics on scales and arpeggios. He explains chord tensions and how to use them effectively.

Length: 23:26 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 2

Application Of The Modes

Here Dave goes over a brief summary of each mode of the major scale and talks about how each one is used.

Length: 18:19 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 3

Exotic Scales

Dave covers some exotic modes and scales that he uses frequently. Melodic minor, Harmonic minor, and Hungarian minor are explained.

Length: 12:08 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

Achieving An Altered Sound

Dave Davidson from Revocation talks about achieving altered sounds that are not from the diatonic key of the music you may be playing.

Length: 10:00 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 5

Modal Pentatonics

Dave explains how to use the pentatonic scales to achieve a modal sound.

Length: 13:32 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 6

Chromatic Flavor

Dave teaches you how to incorporate chromaticism into your own playing style. He starts off with some simple passing tones and then gets into more advanced lines using multiple notes outside of the scale.

Length: 10:42 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 7

Interview With Dave Davidson

Get a look into the mind of one of today's greatest metal guitar players.

Length: 18:00 Difficulty: 0.0 FREE

About David Davidson View Full Biography David Davidson is a Metal guitarist that currently plays for the band Revocation. He is consistently regarded and rated as one of the top players in the metal world.

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