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Blues And Rock Scale Options

Jay McConnell (2030) · [archive]
Style: Blues · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22


THERE ARE MORE POSITIONS FOR THE SCALES than I am giving you. All scales are repeating groups of notes that can be played all over the fretboard. Research the scale finder. I'm staying with two positions per scale type, situated around the Low ROOT of the Blues Progression.

Next scale is the brighter of the two pentatonic versions. It is called the MAJOR PENTATONIC BLUES SCALE.

Note: "Penta" means five and these are six note scales. The addition of the flat5/raised 4th (the blue note) in the minor and the raised 2nd/flat 3rd in the Major makes it a bluesy sounding scale. These blue tones must be treated with care, don't linger too long without a good reason.
A MAJ PENT BLUES
A MAJ PENT BLUES


The first one is a little extended because that little section on the high E string is so nice. Also notice the different placement for some of the notes that sound the same.