BLUES  SCALE
The Blues scale is a 6 tone scale and is common in many styles of music.
C Blues Scale:
C
Eb
F
Gb
G
Bb
C
Scale Formula:
1
b3
4
b5
5
b7
1
For other types of scale formulas refer to the SCALE FORMULAS page.
There are 3 types of scale fingering patterns shown below. The Caged system is the easiest pattern to learn and provides for a 2 octave range in 1 hand position. All of the numbers in RED are the suggested fingerings. Once you memorize this fingering pattern you can reuse it by moving up or down the fretboard. Whatever note you start on is the 1st note of the scale.
Caged System - Root on 6th string.

Blues Scale Guitar Fretboard - Root on 6th string

Blues Scale Interactive Score with Guitar TAB - Root on 6th string
 
Caged System - Root on 5th string. - Moves outside a single hand position and gives a 2 octave range.

Blues Scale Guitar Fretboard - Root on 5th string

Blues Scale Interactive Score with Guitar TAB - Root on 5th string
 
Horizontal System - Uses more of the fretboard to give you a 3 octave range.

Blues Scale Guitar Fretboard - 3 Octave Range

Blues Scale Interactive Score with Guitar TAB - 3 Octave Range
 




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