How To Make Music With The KUMOI Scale On Guitar

How To Make Music With The KUMOI Scale On Guitar

Tommaso Zillio

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kumoi scale modes

One of the fun things is music theory is that you can learn a new “sound” in a few minutes… and that sound may stay with you for the rest of your life.

(You never know when you will learn THE sound that will define your career…)

I learned this sound years ago, and I keep coming back to it…

…because this little 5-notes scale is so versatile that can sound:

  • ‘Eastern’ (after all it is a Japanese scale originally), or

  • ‘Suspended’ with a hyper-modern avant-garde sound (but without the screechy dissonances of some avant-garde), or

  • Blues. Yes, I am not kidding…

(And every now and then, I recognize its ‘suspended’ sound in movie soundtracks).

It’s rare to have this kind of expressive range from a single scale.

And if you consider how easy it is to learn and play on the guitar… it’s a no-brainer.

The only ‘hard’ thing about this scale is its name: “Kumoi”. It makes it sound so much harder than it is.

Come and see how to make music with the Kumoi scale:

You can find even more Japanese sounds in this video about the modes of the Hirajoshi scale.

These Japanese scales are so fun and easy that you will be playing guitar for the whole afternoon no stop:

Still not enough for you?

If you want to create “your” own Japanese scales, then I’ve got you covered too:

To learn what is the right scale to improvise on ANY possible chord progression, look no further than the Master of the Modes guitar course where all the theory is done directly on the fretboard.


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