‘Ukulele scales are created from a family of notes that sound pleasing together. They serve as the foundation to a tonality (major or minor).
Since the fretboard of an ‘ukulele is a crazy matrix, it’s very useful to have scale charts available for reference as you study.
Free Scale Chart Collection
- 14 scale types
- One guidebook
- Over 150 pages of scale reference
A detailed and expansive field of scale reference charts, this collection contains a whole book’s worth of charts and instruction.
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Once you extract the .zip file (just double click on most computers), you’ll have 15 PDF files:
- Read Me – How to Learn Scales
- Major (Ionian Mode)
- Minor (Aeolian Mode)
- Major Pentatonic
- Minor Pentatonic
- Dorian Mode
- Phrygian Mode
- Lydian Mode
- Mixolydian Mode
- Locrian Mode
- Harmonic Minor
- Melodic Minor
- Diminished (Whole-Half)
- Whole Tone
Some Other Fretboard Layouts:
The below charts are old versions that are hosted here on the site. The information is exactly the same as the Collection, but they’re a great resource if you need a quick start with some of the basic scales.
These sheets show finger dots and the names of their notes on a fretboard grid.
Tabs of ‘Ukulele Scales:
The first two measures of each staff shows the scale in it’s lowest position starting from the root and the last two measures are an octave higher. If you play an ‘ukulele with a high-g then the low scale might sound off, but the note locations are the same – just in different octaves. The scale “spelling” is to the right of the link and based off of the root major scale.
- Major Scales (Ionian mode) – 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
- Natural Minor Scales (Aeolian mode) – 1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7
- Dorian Mode Scales – 1 2 b3 4 5 6 b7
- Mixolydian Mode Scales – 1 2 3 4 5 6 b7
- Lydian Mode Scales – 1 2 3 #4 5 6 7
- Phrygian Mode Scales – 1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7
- Major pentatonic scales – 1 2 3 5 6
- Minor Pentatonic Scales – 1 b3 4 5 b7
- Blues Scales – 1 b3 4 #4 5 b7
How to Play Basic Major & Minor Scales on ‘Ukulele
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F G A Bb C D E F
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D E F G A Bb C D
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