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Scales Cheat Sheet

A Guide to Musical Scales For Guitarists

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Scales Cheat Sheet version 0.8.5

Design and Code Sylwester Wojnowski.

©Copyright Sylwester Wojnowski 2021.

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Change Log

Varsion version 0.8.5 built 02/09/2020:

Additions and changes:

  • added 6 modes to all heptatonic and penatonic scales,

  • updated all scale sections to reflect addition of extra modes,

  • added color coding to MIDI numbers table,

  • extended time of note played by scale player,

  • added mode selection interface for all scales on the Home page,

  • update relative scale section to reflect selected mode.

Varsion version 0.8.0 built 19/08/2020:

Additions and changes:

  • added ability of playing with and listening to all major and minor sales, including pentatonics,

  • added chromatic scale notes for all major and minor scales,

  • added MIDI numbers for all major and minor keys,

  • added fret frequencies for all major and minor keys.

Varsion version 0.7.0 built 11/05/2020:

Additions and changes:

  • added 3-note chords with root note on G string for all Major and Minor (Natural, Harmonic and Melodic) scales to Chords section,

  • added chord shapes for chords with root note on G string to Chord Shapes section,

  • added Major and Minor 9th chords with root note on D, A and E string for all Major and Minor (Natural, Harmonic and Melodic) scales to chords section,

  • added chord shapes for Major and Minor 9th chords to Chord shapes section,

  • upgraded scales menu in sedebar of scale pages,

  • added "Donate" button in sidebar,

  • introduced further optimizations to page loading speed.

  • Varsion 0.6.5 built 15/12/2019:

    Additions and changes:

    • added chord shapes for all the available chords and all 60 heptatonic scale,

    • added Tab to Scales Search tool,

    • updated design and contents of Help section,

    • highlighted tonic note for all scales on their pages.

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  • Varsion 0.6.5 built 15/12/2019:

    Additions and changes:

    • added chord shapes for all the available chords and all 60 heptatonic scale,

    • added Tab to Scales Search tool,

    • updated design and contents of Help section,

    • highlighted tonic note for all scales on their pages.

    Varsion 0.6.0 built 05/12/2019:

    Additions and changes:

    • minor and major add9 chords together with diagrams for all 60 scales,

    • extended and re-designed Intervals section,

    • added short chord names and chord counts added for each chord family heading in Scale Chords section,

    • added tabs interface for Chord Progressionions and Chords Based on Scale Degrees section,

    • simplified and update Backcycling section,

    • updated Tutorial, Help and Tool pages, each with a table of contents now,

    • improved overall design of many sections and pages like section footers and scale selection menu,,

    • added asynchronous Scale Chords section loading,

    • added Frets to Scales Search tool to Tools page.

    Varsion 0.5.5 built 29/11/2019:

    Additions and changes:

    • added Minor 6th chords for all 60 scales,

    • added chord couts for all group families in scale,

    • added a front page widget for a quick scale search,

    • updated the front page slider,

    • chords in common search tool in tool section,

    • further improved design for both mobile phones and desktops.

    Varsion 0.5.0 built 24/11/2019:

    Additions and changes:

    • added Major 6th chords for all 60 scales,

    • added *7th chords based on scales degrees for all 60 scales

    • added *7th chords progressions for Major and Natural Minor scales,

    • added a tutorial,

    • added a help page,

    • added a tools page,

    • improved website design for both mobile phones and desktop computers.

    Varsion 0.4.0 built 19/06/2019:

    Additions and changes:

    • added chord(s) to scale(s) search tool,

    • added equivalent enharmonic scales

    • added backcycling tables for all 60 scales and a description on how the proces works,

    • introduced further optimizations to loading speed,

    • fixed some typos,

    • As of this version, there will be a new version release note on the home page.

    Varsion 0.3.5 built 02/06/2019:

    Additions and changes:

    • added chord diagrams for all 7th chords in Major, Natural Minor, Harmonic Minor and Melodic Minor scales,

    • added chords in common with other scales for Major, Natuaral, Harmonic and Melodic Minor scales,

    • added basic set of social media sharing icons,

    • changed layout for chord progressions from vertical to horizontal,

    • introduced further improvements related to pages rendering on Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

    Varsion 0.3.0 built 20/05/2019:

    Additions and changes:

    • added chord diagrams for suspended 2nd and suspended 4th chords in Major, Natural Minor, Harmonic Minor and Melodic Minor scales,

    • updated modes names for Harmonic, Melodic and Natural Minor scales,

    • fixed disappearing freatboard strings on Google Chrome,

    • improved scales pages loading speed,

    • introduced further improvements related to pages rendering on Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

    Varsion 0.2.0 built 11/04/2019:

    Additions and changes:

    • added chord diagrams for Major, Minor, Augmented and Diminished chords in Major, Natural Minor, Harmonic Minor and Melodic Minor scales,

    • added mechanism for switching between notes and fingers to chord diagrams,

    • Fixed loading issue for E flat Harmonic Minor scale

    Varsion 0.1.1 built 19/03/2019:

    Additions and changes:

    • added chord progressions to Major and Natural Minor scale

    • Improved appearance of Modes table,

    • Fixed loading issue for E flat Harmonic Minor scale

    Varsion 0.1.0 built 17/03/2019:

    Additions and changes:

    • added more detailed scale degrees descriptions to all scales

    • added chords based on scale degrees to all scales

    • added some bug fixes

    Varsion 0.0.5 built 11/03/2019:

    Additions and changes:

    • added scale formula

    • improved mobile layout and menu

    • introduced some bug fixes

    Varsion 0.0.4 built 07/03/2019:

    Additions and changes:

    • added contact form

    • added scale families page

    • improved mobile layout

    • introduced some bug fixes

    Varsion 0.0.3 built 26/02/2019:

    Additions and changes:

    • solved accidentals and note layouts for scales with 6 and 7 accidentals

    Varsion 0.0.2 built 18/07/2018:

    Additions and changes:

    • added positions for pentatonic scales,

    • added fingerings for heptatonic scales,

    • added fingerings for pentatonic scales,

    • added a mechanism for switching between notes and fingers for pentatonic and heptatonic scales,

    • minor bug fixes done.

    Varsion 0.0.1 built 10/07/2018:

    Additions and changes:

    • added scale notes,

    • added scales signatures,

    • added fretboard for heptatonic scales,

    • added scale positions on fretboard,

    • added scale intervals tables,

    • added fretboard for pentatonics,

    • added basic modes tool for heptatonic scales,

    • added Relative scales for major and natural minor scales,

    • added majority of chords found in heptatonic scale.