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.
DOWNLOAD THE BLUES SCALE GUITAR SHEET
Get your hands on our totally free PDF which supports the video below and outlines the five blues scale patterns for guitar. This link opens in a new window and takes you to the GMI shop.
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.
The Book That Accompanies This And Our Other Guitar Scale Lessons
Blues scales and hundreds of other patterns are all found in the GMI – Guitar & Music Institute publication Scales You Can Use!
This full colour book can be bought either as a printed copy directly from Amazon, or as a PDF immediate download from the GMI Guitar Store.
Both books are exactly the same apart from the printed book including blank staff and TAB along with blank chord boxes for your own guitar scale ideas. The PDF book is 105 pages in total and the printed version is 152 pages in total.
What Is In This Guitar Scale Book?
- An easy to understand template system that enables you to learn and play major, natural, harmonic and melodic minor scales over the entire neck in seven positions.
- Included tutorials show how you can play pentatonic scales in 10 different keys within one fret board position.
- Learn to play in 14 keys in one position using modal scales giving complete musical control over key changes.
- Included fret maps detail a simple to understand root based system in two key positions giving you complete understanding.
- Theoretical explanations of pentatonic, major, melodic and harmonic minor, blues, chromatic, whole tone and diminished scales.
- A suite of “exotic” scales are included for those that are looking to learn patterns that are on the fringe.
- Original music examples in music and TAB provided throughout Scales You Can Use! to ensure that you really learn the patterns shown. Open string patterns cover major, minor, pentatonic and blues scales.
To purchase the printed version of Scales You Can Use directly from Amazon click the link in the product box below.
PURCHASE SCALES YOU CAN USE! PDF FROM THE GMI SHOP – IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD
To purchase the lower cost PDF format of Scales You Can Use! from the GMI online store and receive it immediately click Essential Guitar Scales – Scales You Can Use! This link opens in a new window.