Blues Scale Guitar Positions - How to play all 5 shapes

beginning guitarist blues related fretboard mapping lead guitar scale types in 5 positions (root to root) scales May 18, 2021

Blues scale guitar positions allow us to play the blues scale ALL OVER the guitar fretboard instead of just in one spot. It takes some time to get the other positions down, but it’s worth it.

➡ FREE PDF: Top 3 Pentatonic Scale Patterns for more melodic soloing

Weekly Lesson #75



Lesson Content Outline With Timestamp Links:

0:00 - Blues scale example intro
0:03 - About this lesson and channel
1:06 - Demonstration of the Blues Scale Guitar Positions
2:06 - Continuation of introduction about lesson and channel
3:34 - Diagrams of the 5 blues scale guitar positions
4:20 - The blues notes
8:46 - Root to root method
10:02 - Demonstration of all five blues scale guitar positions
12:01 - Next steps to master the scale positions
14:00 - Demonstration of blues scale melodic patterns
14:26 - Top 3 pentatonic scale patterns PDF
16:04 - Technique reminders for guitar scale practice
17:03 - Conclusion, outro, & Free PDF


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Lesson Description:

Oh how the blues scale sounds so good on the guitar!

Even just playing this scale up and down sounds impressively melodic.

And when applied to the blues scale, my go-to, root-targeting guitar scale exercise takes things to a new level.

This is a unique way of practicing the blues scale on the guitar that you may have never seen before.

The reason we stick to that one common blues scale guitar shape is because it's hard to know where to place the "blues notes" in the other positions.

Check out my solution to this problem. It sounds awesome and totally gets the blues scale mapped out once and for all.


Five Blues Scale Guitar Positions


➡ FREE PDF: Top 3 Pentatonic Scale Patterns for more melodic soloing

I hope you enjoyed this lesson and found it beneficial. Let me know what you thought in the comments. Thanks! :) 

- Jared

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