Hey Bluesmen and women! Wasssup? CMC here-today’s mini-shot of Blues Espresso is about blues scales guitar. You’ll find tons of stuff about this all over the net and our pros right here at Guitar Control have some great teaching tools you should check out as well.
It’s amazing to me how they’ve assembled such a great quantity of helpful videos, articles-everything you need to make it happen, to learn Blues Scales Guitar.
But as usual, you might have landed here and need a quick shot of inspiration, information or both, so here goes:
What can we say about one of the most amazing, body mind and soul scorching activities- playing the blues and even better playing blues solos? What comes to mind? If you are like me, you think of a face; a face that is echoing the cathartic experience of letting it go, letting it rip, of getting it out, of expressing life’s rifts and valleys, it’s dark nights of the soul.
Grimacing faces, closed eyes in almost sexual poses; these are typical blues posturing. And yes, it’s almost a sexual experience, playing the blues. But it’s also spiritual. Perhaps it even has roots in what the old Timey’s called “Negro Spirituals.” And the good news is, the better you get at it, the better it becomes. And hey, maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe it didn’t go so well with that other person (and that’s why you are singing and/or playing the blues) and maybe getting your game on through the Blues-instead of that person who gave you the blues, is just what the doctor
So, with that in mind, let’s dive into the blues scales guitar. There are a few different blues scale shapes, but let’s look at only one to get you started. Better to have one blues scale shape in your guitarsenal (if you’ve really got it down) than to be able to play all them (the blues scales) but suck at them.
Should you know the minor pentatonic scale, you’re a step ahead of the game, since you only have to add one note to it, the flat 5 note. This note is responsible for giving the blues scale it’s signature Bluesy sound.
But hey, let’s stop talking and start playing! Check that out; Jam on it! More later, blues fans.