A NEW ANGLE ON THE BLUES SCALE GUITAR PLAYERS LOVE SO MUCH
Yes, it’s the blues scale guitar players gravitate to the most as soon as they begin to get their guitar playing skills to a higher level. The Blues scale is as popular today as it’s ever been. This lesson shows how you can extend all your pentatonic scale guitar patterns into blues scales across the neck. This lesson pulls together theoretical and pattern concepts explained in the “pentatonic scales” lesson.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN FROM THIS LESSON ON BLUES SCALES
This lesson is not that easy at times. It assumes that you have learned all the pentatonic scales given in a previous lesson (link in first paragraph). Once you know these scales really well, it is then time to start adapting each and every one of them to create blues patterns. The reason that is not that easy is physical and the patterns are at times complex. You will need as a matter of course, to use finger stretching using fingers one and four. This means that you will be stretching these fingers when ascending/descending to keep yourself in the same fret position.
It can be difficult to see the patterns and this is why you really do need to know those five pentatonic patterns really well. The blues scale is fundamentally a pentatonic scale which has a chromatic bridging tone. Yes, this sound very complex and grand. What it means though, is that there are two notes a tone apart and a note is inserted in between the notes. That is why it is called a bridging tone. It’s chromatic as it moves in half steps.
GUITAR BLUES SCALE FINAL THOUGHTS
Okay, so enjoy the video and take time over your learning, don’t rush. We have plenty of other videos which explain various guitar scales. Check out our chromatic scale guitar players definitely should know. Also, visit our various guitar tuition and lesson resources. Finally, don’t forget, GMI has a great and expanding range of how to play guitar books in both print and ePublication format.