Suffer no longer.
If you’ve been playing guitar for sometime, and don’t know these simple blues scales, I advise that you get stuck into them straight away. I’ve done the basic blues scales in five keys: C , G, D, A, and E. The fingers I’ve used are on one of many possibilities. If you are new to my site and have played blues scales before, you’ll notice I’ve used some unusual fingerings, this IS intentional. As a rule guitarists get lazy and sit and meander through scales, running fingers up and down the neck with out too much thought, that way of doing things has little to do with music and a lot to do with mechanics…I can’t stand it. These fingers are designed to make you think and feel the notes. Avoid playing like a robot. you’ll notice that the D scale is moveable, it’s more in the traditional way of playing scales and if you aren’t careful you may find yourself not thinking too much about this one.
Concentrate, turn of the television, listen to the texture of the notes. I particularly like the use of open notes in scales, they are tremendous on acoustic guitar.
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