Alfred Handy Guide - Scales & Modes for Guitar. This book is a fast and fun way to learn how to use scales and modes from day one and will provide a strong foundation from which to build uopn. Learning scales and modes and being able to identify their sounds will give you a better command of the fretboard. This approach to learning and organizing melodic material will greatly enhance your guitar prowess. All music has been written in both standard notation and in tablature.