Major Blues Scale - Guitar mapping exercise

beginning guitarist blues related fretboard mapping lead guitar scale types in 5 positions (root to root) scales May 25, 2021

Major blues scale guitar shapes are less often used than the minor blues scale (what we call “the blues scale). These two blues scale types are modes of each other. Here’s how to distinguish them.  

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Weekly Lesson #76



Lesson Content Outline With Timestamp Links:

0:00 - Major blues scale example intro
0:05 - About this lesson and channel
1:14 - Diagrams of the 5 blues scale guitar positions
2:41 - The blues notes
5:35 - Root to root method
7:55 - Demonstration of all five blues scale guitar positions
8:59 - Next steps to master the scale positions
10:57 - Demonstration of blues scale melodic patterns
11:56 - Top 3 pentatonic scale patterns PDF
13:21 - Technique reminders for guitar scale practice
14:25 - Conclusion, outro, & Free PDF


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Lesson Description:

Last week I published a lesson on how to get the blues scale down all over the guitar using a unique approach for where to place the blues notes. 

What we usually just call the "blues scale" can also be called the minor blues scale.

So what about the major blues scale? 

Well, the major blues scale is just a mode of the minor blues scale. 

By targeting the root of the scale in a certain way you can get a very different sound. 

The major blues scale sounds a little more country or bluegrass than the "normal" blues scale. 

Hear how different it sounds for yourself by checking out this lesson.

And I hope you'll give the exercise a shot in your next practice session. :)  


Five Major Blues Scale Guitar Positions


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 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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