Welcome to the GMC Scale Generator! With this tool it is possible to illustrate scales, give them titles and save them as images for inclusion in lessons or Forum posts. A couple of pointers:
- Use the dropdowns to find the boxes for a particular scale, or create your own just by clicking on the fretboard to add and remove notes. When you are done, click on "Image and URL" to save your scale for posterity!
- The fretboard shows the first 12 frets. Most guitars have 22 or 24 frets but all is well as the patterns repeat exactly starting at the 12th fret, so if you want to see a pattern on the 20th fret for instance, just look at the 8th fret instead and move it up 12 frets on your guitar.
- Blue notes are "Root Notes" - a root note is the first and last note in a scale and gives us part of the name of the scale, for instance in the C Major scale, the root note is "C"
- You will also notice that we only display sharps (#) and not flats (b). Since every flat note has a corresponding sharp note, this doesn't affect the information or the notes themselves (ie G# is the same as Ab).
As ever, if you have any questions or problems with the tool, or want to learn how to use it better, head straight over to the GMC forums