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A cohesive, simple and intuitive system to learn Pentatonics, Major Scale and Modes as a whole. 
  • Find scales FAST, in all keys and on all the fretboard
  • Understand chord progressions, keys and key changes
  • Practice with a REAL BAND in video
  • 10 scale boxes only with DCLS system

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Major and Minor pentatonics are the foundation of modern guitar improvisation! You want to see them fast on all the fretboard, in all keys and positions.

Major Scales
Knowing what key a series of chords are in and quickly find the scale you need on the guitar is crucial to be a great improviser. The Major Scale is the key! 


Most modern music is modal (rock, pop, fusion, modern blues etc). Many musicians know how modes are created but have a hard time using them in real life...


Dual Caged Layered System, or "Diesels" 

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DCLS is an easy, coherent system that allows you to:

  • know what scale to use
  • see it quickly on the guitar
  • wherever on the fretboard 
  • in all keys

You don't need just scale boxes!

You need an effective system!


41 video backing tracks!

  • Practice with my 4 piece band
  • We play the backing track in video for you
  • It will feel like jamming with 4 pro musicians!
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Here's one of the backing tracks

You will learn:

  • Minor + Major Pentatonics
  • Major Scales
  • Modes
  • Find scales fast - all fretboard/all keys
  • How to really use Modes
  • Understand Keys
  • Analyze chord progressions
  • Play on key changes
  • Diatonic harmony theory, modal chord progressions, modal changes
  • 41 video backing tracks to practice with my 4 piece band in various styles
  • Easy 10 boxes only DCLS system
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The DCLS (Diesels) approach works best when you take it from start to end. Even if you know pentatonics and/or Major scales, you might want to solidify your foundations and apply the system to easier concepts first.

DCLS 1 - will introduce you to the system and fix any spots on the fretboard where major and minor pentatonics are more obscure, and build connections among boxes. We will use an improved CAGED system that will stay with us through major scales, modes, and beyond.  

DCLS 2 - will teach you major scales and how to identify keys and key changes in chord progressions. Besides the scales, this is an important step to understand what to play where, and I tried to make it very easy for you. 

DCLS 3 - will help you understand Modes and how they're really used in modern music. We will use the same Pentatonic/Major scale boxes we already know (super easy) but we will change the angle on them to get that great modal sound! 
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Why DCLS works

10 Boxes only

DCLS is a single system for all your scales! With 10 boxes only you will cover Pentatonics, major scales and modes. 

It's derived from CAGED but improves and fixes many flaws that system has. But most importantly makes the approach available to all scales, including Modes.

Some people learn modes as new scales, some people play the scale the mode comes from. Neither of these approaches work! The first is too complex, the second is too slow and derivative. And both don't sound modal in the end.. 

DCLS will connect the pentatonic and major scale to derive all beautiful sounding modes, in an easy and musical way.


  • Master Minor / Major Pentatonics
  • Master Major scales 
  • Master Modes 
  • Major and modal Harmony theory
  • 10 hours of video
  • 75 step by step lessons
  • 41 video backing tracks with a real band 
  • Downloadable PDF with support material
  • Clear explanation of all concepts
  • Innovative and easy DCLS (diesels) approach
  • Online - yours forever


Although I'm sure you'll get a lot of value out of these courses, you can have your money back if you're not satisfied. Just send us an email within 30 days 
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Just email us at albertolombardimusic@gmail.com and you'll receive payment instructions and a gift coupon code to use as a wonderful christmas present! 
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Don't just take my word for it

Lovely students, lovely words.
Alberto is an alien of the electric and acoustic guitar. I particularly recommend "the musique of mortown " if you like fingerstyle (very detailed close-up demo)

Jean Marie

Alberto's DCSL 1 - Pentatonics Course is very straightforward & digestible.  I wish I'd had these handy & dynamic insights at my disposal 56yrs. ago!  It would have saved me a lot of floundering. 

Mark S.

Saint Louis (USA)
Alberto is not only a masterful guitar player, but also a wonderful teacher. What stands out is his systematic approach, paying attention to the details, and presenting the material in a very accessible way. Lessons are structured cohesively and designed in the right volume to ensure steady progress without overwhelming the learning experience. 


Los Angeles (USA)
I first found Alberto's lesson on "Little Wing". It was a great lesson!... I would not hesitate to recommend any of his instructional videos. 

Bill W.

"The courses are REALLY GREAT! I learned with much ease because the teaching style is very thorough. And I love the arrangements, to me it's like being at a concert! 


The lessons are not only informative but also engaging... incredibly helpful, especially for a beginner like me. I've made significant progress in a short time, and that's largely thanks to a perfect balance between being clear and patient. 

Alon M.

I have known the Minor Pentatonic scales for years, but have never been able to make them sound any good until I went through your course DCLS. The backing tracks are fantastic! I continually go back to them and try new things!

John T.

I love the guitar courses I registered for.. The split screen is very helpful.I am a better guitarist, thanks to your guitar courses.. A fantastic arranger of various genres for the guitar.

Jimmy H.

Il metodo DCLS offre un’ulteriore punto di vista su argomenti spesso trattati in modo troppo “scolastico”. Ciliegina sulla torta le basi in tutte le chiavi suonate dal vivo.

Riccardo B.



I know the pentatonic and Major scale, why should I start from pentatonics?

  • It is possible that you know the scale boxes but not as in depth as you would with DCLS system.
  • Learning Pentatonics and major scales with DCLS helps you visualize them much faster on the fretboard
  • This course also teaches you to understand what key a chord progression is in, therefore what scale to play
  • The full course also explains how to deal with key changes, a very challenging subject

What does DCLS mean?

DUAL CAGED LAYERED SYSTEM - and it's pronounced Diesels

What is DCLS?

DCLS it's a complete improvisation system that starts from pentatonic scales and works its way up to modes. It's an improvement of the CAGED system. There are a few areas where CAGED is a bit uneffective, especially on minor scales and DCLS fixes that. But unlike CAGED, DCLS is designed to work with modes as well.
It's modular, so you will have only 10 basic boxes, and everything else will build on these just by changing a few notes. 
This is unique and speeds up the process of understanding scales and modes, recognising them on the fretboard and learning their sound. 

Is it better than CAGED? 

CAGED has limits, especially in minor keys. The Diesels system builds on CAGED but improves its effectiveness, making finding pentatonics, major and minor scales, including modes...a piece of cake. 


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Alberto, sounds beautiful and your playing and arrangements are very powerful. I wish you much success !! Big admiration to you



The italian ace deploys his immense technique to serve the song, not the reverse
Pete Prown - Vintage Guitar Magazine
Alberto Lombardi’s debut solo project titled ‘Birds’ is a joy…a wonderful recording.. a very impressive and creative guitarist
Bill Piburn - Fingerstyle Journal

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Alberto Lombardi

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Italian virtuoso guitarist Alberto Lombardi is an internationally renowned acoustic solo fingerstyle and electric rock player, record producer and teacher. Has Toured all over the world, played with some of the most influential guitarists of our time, with the likes of Tommy Emmanuel and Peter Finger He's also been teaching for 30 years and released Instructional videos for various publishers like Stefan Grossman.  
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