Welcome to lesson 13 on guitar scales. In lesson 9 you learned how to
change the pentatonic scale into the blues scale by adding a passing
tone (the b5). In this lesson you will learn a few blues licks that
incorporate this new note.
The pentatonic/blues scale is probably the most often used of all the
guitar scales available to guitarists. Learning as many different ways
to use these scales is definitely to your benefit. Just imagine what
your friends will say when you rip off a solo using your new found
Take a look at example one. As you play this example really listen to
the sound of the blue note (15th fret, 3rd string). Hear how it adds
extra color and spice to the pentatonic scale. Adding passing tones to
guitar scales is a great and simple way to make your playing more
Example two utilizes triplets and ends with a bend. These type of blues
licks work great in shuffles.
Example three in this lesson on guitar scales dips down into the lower
notes. I recommend you really take time to work in the lower registers.
I find this to be an often overlooked aspect of guitar playing.
That wraps up lesson 13. Thanks for reading and visiting.
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