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Japanese Ichikosucho Scale

Japanese Ichikosucho Scale

The Japanese Ichikosucho scale is an eight note scale that can be seen as a Major scale with an added raised 4th (#4) or added flat 5th (b5). The scale is great to use as finger exercise practice or experimenting with chromatic accidentals on the Major scale.

Japanese Ichikosucho scale chart generator

You can create custom Japanese Ichikosucho fretboard charts in all keys with custom tunings below.
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Choose a tuning (default is standard) then choose a key.

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Change tuning - Current tuning: E-A-D-g-b-e
Standard | Drop D | Drop B
Tune by string:
6 5 4 3 2 1 go
*** Change a string then press "go" then choose scale to view

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Japanese Ichikosucho keys

C | G | D | A | E | B | F | Bb | Eb |Ab | Db | Gb

Learning the Japanese Ichikosucho scale

To memorize the Japanese Ichikosucho scale, you use the same 5 box patterns that the Major scale uses but remember to add in the extra raise 4th (or flattened 5th) note. See how to play Major scales.

A Japanese Ichikosucho scale pattern 1

Pattern 1 | Pattern 2 | Pattern 3 | Pattern 4 | Pattern 5

I'm sure you can see how learning this scale can open up a bunch of new possibilities for you to explore in your guitar playing. I wish I could hear what you come up with so feel free to drop me an email ( contact me ) . Until next time....have fun!

japanese ichikosucho scale

Posted January 11, 2016, 6:22 pm in: Scales


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