Video Tutorials For

The Fretboard: Volume 1: Scales, Modes, and Arpeggios

The book is available HERE


The 10 videos below will guide you thru the contents of my book, THE FRETBOARD: VOL 1: SCALES, MODES, AND ARPEGGIOS.  The 10 videos below (scroll down) will provide in-depth explanations of both the music theory and the corresponding applications on the guitar for the material covered in the book.  These videos were filmed and directed by my brother, Daniel DeLoach of (DeLoachFilms).

Part 1 of 10

Video Time Stamps:

  • 00:04 - Introduction
  • 00:41 - David DeLoach's background
  • 02:00 - How to use the book (As a text book, or a reference book)
  • 02:38 - The Hamburger Analogy
  • 04:10 - Staying out of a practicing rut
  • 04:34 - Why I focused on this system
  • 05:46 - Balancing theory/scales vs. songs in a musician's life
  • 07:15 - Two years of university level content is in this book
  • 08:49 - More on Theory vs Songs (Pie Chart)
  • 09:19 - Memorization Technique
  • 10:38 - Developing your Roadmap and Strategy
  • 11:53 - How these videos cover the book's material
  • 12:42 - Easy vs. Hard, Heart vs. Head

Part 2 of 10:

Video Time Stamps:

  • 00:05 - Spelling scales/modes/arpeggios - what the book covers
  • 01:16 - Spelling the 15 major scales (Circle of 5ths method)
  • 06:32 - Explanation of Natural Minor Scale
  • 07:38 - How Natural Minor Scales relate to Major Scales
  • 07:50 - The 15 Natural Minor Scales spelled out
  • 08:00 - Natural Minor vs. Melodic Minor vs. Harmonic Minor

Part 3 of 10

Video Time Stamps:

  • 00:05 - Spelling/Playing the 15 Major Scales (2 octaves)
  • 07:42 - Modes of the Major Scale
  • 10:16 - Mode/Chord Relationships
  • 11:55 - Discussion On Using Modes
  • 14:05 - More About Understanding Modes
  • 14:52 - Explanation Of Notation Used In The Book For Modes
  • 16:44 - Spelling All The Modes Of All The Major Scales
  • 21:02 - More Discussion On Using Modes

Part 4 of 10

Video Time Stamps:

  • 00:05 - Spelling/Playing the 15 Melodic Minor Scales (2 octaves)
  • 06:50 - Modes Of The Melodic Minor
  • 07:25 - Mode/Chord Relationships (Melodic Minor)
  • 10:09 - Explanation of Notation Used In Book for Melodic Minor Modes
  • 10:24 - Spelling The Melodic Minor Modes
  • 10:56 - Music Theory vs. Music Fact

Part 5 of 10

Video Time Stamps:

  • 00:05 - Spelling/Playing the 15 Harmonic Minor Scales (2 octaves)
  • 05:50 - Modes of the Harmonic Minor Scale
  • 06:13 - Mode/Chord Relationships (Harmonic Minor)
  • 07:38 - Explanation of notation used for modes of the Harmonic Minor
  • 07:41 - Spelling the modes of the Harmonic Minor Scale

Part 6 of 10

Video Time Stamps:

  • 00:05 - Spelling the Half Step/Whole Step Scales
  • 02:27 - Spelling the Whole Step/Half Step Scales
  • 03:34 - Spelling the Whole Tone Scale
  • 05:05 - Spelling the Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales
  • 05:56 - Spelling the Arpeggios
  • 06:21 - Diatonic 7th chords of the Major Scale
  • 09:19 - Diatonic 6th chords of the Major Scale
  • 10:52 - Diatonic 7th chords of the Melodic Minor Scale
  • 12:14 - Diatonic 7th chords of the Harmonic Minor Scale
  • 13:03 - Spelling the Arpeggios
  • 15:13 - Summary of Arpeggio construction

Part 7 of 10

Video Time Stamps:

  • 00:05 - Learning the Fingering Patterns
  • 00:35 - The 6-Fret Chromatic Concept
  • 03:12 - IMPORTANT technique to avoid injury & play fast
  • 06:31 - How to read the fingering diagrams

Part 8 of 10

Video Time Stamps:

  • 00:04 - Playing the Ionian Mode finger patterns
  • 10:04 - Playing the finger patterns for the modes
  • 12:47 - Playing the Symmetric & Pentatonic scales finger patterns
  • 15:24 - Playing the Arpeggio finger patterns

Part 9 of 10

Video Time Stamps:

  • 00:04 - Forgetting The Fingerings
  • 03:50 - Connecting the 12 patterns to cover the entire fretboard
  • 07:27 - Covering the entire fretboard with an arpeggio
  • 10:56 - What if the mode begins with a 1/2 step?
  • 16:06 - Suggestion for daily practice routine

Part 10 of 10

These videos were filmed and directed by Daniel DeLoach of DeLoachFilms