How to Read Guitar Scale Diagrams

The image below is an example of a Guitar Scale Diagram. Guitar scale diagrams show the scale pattern to play a scale and how the pattern would appear on the fretboard.

guitar scale diagram

The diagram represents the fretboard of a guitar. Like reading a guitar tab, the bottom line of the guitar scale diagram represents the low E string.

Follow the arrows in order to play the guitar scale. The red (root) and black dots show where to fret the string to play the guitar scales.

Blues Scale

Blues Scale Tabs

Major Blues Scale