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Scales and Modes for the Mandolin, by Terry Lewis

By Mandolin Cafe
March 6, 2006 - 12:00 pm

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Learn The Mandolin Fretboard Through Scales and Modes

Learn The Mandolin Fretboard Through Scales and Modes

Terry Lewis has published "Learn The Mandolin Fretboard Through Scales and Modes". This book starts in the key of C and works around the circle of fifths to cover all 12 keys. Includes 29 scales and modes used to form melodies and to improvise.

Scales and modes covered:
Major Ionian
Natural Minor
Minor Pentatonic
Whole Tone
Diminished (Whole-Half)
Diminished (Half-Whole)
Harmonic Minor
Harmonic Minor Second
Harmonic Minor Third
Harmonic Minor Fourth
Harmonic Minor Fifth
Harmonic Minor Sixth
Harmonic Minor Seventh
Jazz Melodic Minor
Dorian b2
Lydian Augmented
Lydian Dominant
Mixolydian b6
Locrian #2
Super Locrian (Alt)
Bebop Dominant
Bebop Major

Scales and modes are presented in standard notation with tab and include a fretboard diagram with the root note of the scales highlighted. Each note is named and marked in it's position. Each scale and mode also includes step analysis.

Book is comb bound 8 1/2" x 11", 195 pages. Cost is $25 plus $5 shipping and handling. Available also in PDF format for $10 plus $3.00 shipping and handling. Available by contacting Terry Lewis at

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