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Fast + Easy Blues Scale (part one)

David Ferguson (341) · [archive]
Style: Blues · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1

This scale pattern will help you navigate the fretboard until you can get the 5 forms of the blues scale under you're fingers. It consists of pieces of all five forms, and you will be using them without thinking in no time.

The key of this lesson is Amajor, so the first note of the scale is A (5th position on the 6th string).

While the scale is written as an accending/decending scale, with a little imagination, I'm sure you'll be able to create some licks with it. You're creativity is where the fun begins.

This scale can be transposed to songs of any key by simply moving up or down the neck to place the first note in the appropriate key. So you can simply start this scale on the root and jam to you're hearts content. After the first 8 measures, the jam track continues in a traditional 12 bar blues without the scale, so it leaves room for you to play on your own.

I'm planning my second lesson to expand on this scale to include bends and slides where appropriate, as soon as I figure out how to insert them. JAM ON!
Fast + Easy Blues Scale (part one)