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The Blues Scale In 5 Positions

Scales – Part 8

Probably the most widely used scale in the whole of modern day music. The blues scale is used extensively in rock, jazz, blues, metal, funk, country and almost every other type of music you can think of.

The most obvious feature of the blues scale is that – you […]

Pentatonic Minor Scale : 5 Scale Fingerings & Positions

Scales – Part 7

Pentatonic minor scales are extremely popular 5 note scales most commonly used in modern and classic rock, blues and jazz music. They are widely embraced by beginners and shred masters alike and are great practice scales for those learning to improvise.

The scale comprises of the black notes on […]

Minor Scale Fingering Positions

As I mentioned earlier, you can learn the entire minor scale pattern across the fret board in either 5 or 7 sections.

In my guides to scales I have chosen to use the Gm as our working example and to learn this in 7 positions instead of 5. The reason being that […]

Scale Positions Incorporating Open Strings

When learning a particular scale across the whole neck, in our case the natural or pure minor, is it best to ensure there are no vague or hazy areas left on the fret board that leave you unsure of where to place your fingers in order to play the correct scale notes.

Alternative Minor Scale Positions

In our previous scale guides you have been learning all seven positions of the minor scale right the way up the fret board and should now be pretty fluent in crossing the neck just about anywhere you like.

As I stated earlier in my post on scale runs, you may find the […]