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Minor Blues Scale Ebook

Play The Minor Blues Scale In Any Key

Minor Blues Scales Ebook
I you’ve read my article Minor Blues Scale, you should know how to play the minor blues scale box patterns on guitar in the key of E. You should also be aware of the difference between the minor pentatonic scales and the blues guitar scales. Also, you already know about the blue notes, or flat 5th notes.

This free ebook is a handy quick reference guide that shows all the notes and box patterns on guitar fretboard for the minor blues scale in every key including the sharps and flats. It’s not a theory textbook but it will help you to learn the minor blues scales as long as you practice them.

If you need to put together a 12 bar blues riff or solo in a particular key, just click on the button for that key in the ebook and you will see all the notes on the fretboard and all the box patterns, including the ones one octave higher than the root notes and the box patterns below the root notes for the minor blues scale in that key.

This is a Windows based program, sorry Mac users, that should work on any computer that has Windows 95 or above and Internet Explorer 4 or above. Just right click the link below and select save as to download to your computer, unzip and run the file, and follow the instructions to install it on your computer.

 Download Minor Blues Scales Ebook

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Minor Blues Scale

What’s The Difference Between Blues Scales And Pentatonics Scales?

Very simply put, the difference is just one note. The blues scale has one extra note added to the pentatonic one. This extra note is the flat 5th or blue note. As with the pentatonic scales, the blues scale has both minor and major versions. The minor blues scale is probably the most commonly learnt of the two.

We’ll start off with the minor blues scale, more specifically the E Minor blues scale. Below is the first blues scale box pattern of the E Minor blues scale with the root note being the open sixth, low E, string. Compare this to the E Minor pentatonic scale.

e |------------------------------------------------0---3---|
B |----------------------------------------0---3-----------|
G |----------------------------0---2---3-------------------|
D |--------------------0---2-------------------------------|
A |--------0---1---2---------------------------------------|
E |0---3---------------------------------------------------|

And this is the fretboard diagram for the first of the blues scale box patterns:

E Minor Blues Scale First Box

E Minor Blues Scale First Box

Second box tab:

e |------------------------------------------------3---5---|
B |----------------------------------------3---5-----------|
G |----------------------------2---3---4-------------------|
D |--------------------2---5-------------------------------|
A |------------2---5---------------------------------------|
E |3---5---6-----------------------------------------------|

Second box fretboard diagram:

E Minor Blues Scale Second Box

E Minor Blues Scale Second Box

Third box tab:

e |------------------------------------------------5---6---7---|
B |----------------------------------------5---8---------------|
G |--------------------------------4---7-----------------------|
D |--------------------5---7---8-------------------------------|
A |------------5---7-------------------------------------------|
E |5---6---7---------------------------------------------------|

Third box fretboard diagram:

E Minor Blues Scale Third Box

E Minor Blues Scale Third Box

Fourth box tab:

e |---------------------------------------------------7---10---|
B |-------------------------------------8---10---11------------|
G |-----------------------------7---9--------------------------|
D |-----------------7---8---9----------------------------------|
A |--------7---10----------------------------------------------|
E |7---10------------------------------------------------------|

Fourth box fretboard diagram:

E Minor Blues Scale Fourth Box

E Minor Blues Scale Fourth Box

Fifth box tab:

e |---------------------------------------------------------10---12---|
B |------------------------------------------10---11---12-------------|
G |----------------------------------9---12---------------------------|
D |-------------------------9---12------------------------------------|
A |----------10---12---13---------------------------------------------|
E |10---12------------------------------------------------------------|

Fifth box fretboard diagram:

E Minor Blues Scale Fifth Box

E Minor Blues Scale Fifth Box

After the fifth box, it starts again at the first box one octave higher:

e |--------------------------------------------12---15---|
B |------------------------------------12---15-----------|
G |--------------------------12---14---------------------|
D |------------------12---14-----------------------------|
A |--------12---14---------------------------------------|
E |12---15-----------------------------------------------|

And here’s the fretboard diagram:

E Minor Blues Scale First Box - One Octave Higher

E Minor Blues Scale First Box – One Octave Higher

Finally, this diagram shows all the notes of the E Minor blues scale up to fret 24 on the guitar fretboard:

E Minor Blues Scale - All Notes

E Minor Blues Scale – All Notes