Lately I have been working in multiple projects; a mobile app, a non-profit organization’s website (gmhi) which just went live, and lots of fun javascript. I love to stay busy, learning and doing as much web and design stuff as I can. One of the fun recent projects involved one of my favorite hobbies- playing guitar. Unlike most of my other posts, this post is just to share some educational music diagrams I designed.

About a year ago, I had designed 3 tabloid sized (11×17) posters with the diagrams for various scales.

hungarian scales
neapolitan scales
standard scales

Over the weekend I created an extra diagram with 2 more scales, and here it is along with the previous diagrams for you guys to download or even print at any location that does tabloid size printing.

exotic scales

These diagrams are very useful for guitarists, guitar instructors and students as they provide a visual aid as to how the scales work in the fretboard. They also provide a visual of the relationships between the intervals of the scale.

Being a design oriented blog, I should mention the minimalistic design which mimics a guitar fretboard, and keeps the content clear. The big cleanly titles the scale we are viewing while the smaller text gives the user the formula or intervals needed to create such scale. This gives musicians the idea that even though the diagrams are in the key of c, the formula can be used to recreate the scale in just about any key. It looks quite nice and easy to use once printed.

Here is the link to download the scale diagram posters. Rock on!

By the way, I will start writing a javascript series starting the end of this month. Any suggestions for this series, or feedback is always welcome.

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Alfredo Lopez

Great! Keep up the good work, Andres.Thanks for sharing!

October 7, 2011 7:09 pm

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