Introduction to the Gypsy Scale
The Gypsy Scale • 6m 26s
The Gypsy scale is somewhat synonymous with the legendary two-fingered guitar master Django Reinhardt. With only one note that separates it from the Harmonic Minor scale, this mysterious and exotic sounding scale will expand the realm of your otherwise more traditional sounding minor blues licks.
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Gypsy Scale Positions
Learn the seven positions of the Gypsy Scale along with their diatonic chords. You’ll notice the flattened fifth note as a particularly identifying note of this sound. If I were to classify any scale as an exotic scale I would choose the Gypsy Scale.
Gypsy Scale Examples
This is a great introduction to a genre that most guitar players may not have approached before, and it will expand your vocabulary on the instrument while also building up your dexterity and finger strength. It sounds awesome, and these work as great standalone licks as well.
Gypsy Scale Chord Overview
Understanding the harmony of exotic scales can help you get the most of what a scale has to offer.