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A Simple Scale That Works As a "Musical Dictionary"

Some of you might recognize Steve Stine, the guitarist in the July 2015 video below, from his many lessons (which include tab and video) on GuitarWorld.com (click here to see 'em all).

But even if you don't, we think you'll enjoy this handy new video by Stine; if nothing else, it shows why he's one of the most accomplished and talented guitar instructors on YouTube (We're also pretty fond of our own Jimmy Brown, by the way).

The clip is called "A Simple Scale That Works As a 'Musical Dictionary'," and it kicks off with an in-depth look at the chromatic scale. Note that this is a free-standing/standalone lesson, as in, there's no tab for it. In terms of visual aids, Stine often refers to his whiteboard, which is occasionally inserted into the upper left-hand corner of the clip.

This video was posted by Guitar Zoom. For more information, visit GuitarZoom.com.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.