What’s A Blues Scale And How Do You Play It

I know that some folks are going to see this video and roll their eyes a little because it seems basic…

But if you’ve not played a blues scale on your guitar before, and you don’t know where to start where that is concerned, it’s a SUPER important concept that needs to be addressed.

So this might be more for the beginners, but if that’s you it’s time to sit up straight and grab your guitar and play this with me now…

15 Comments

  • Robert ball

    Reply Reply November 4, 2018

    Block scale helps a lot and explains a lot of what I need to know

  • Christopher Smallwood

    Reply Reply October 18, 2018

    Quick tech question for Griff or anyone… Been playing a good while, but still enjoy learning. Right now I’m running a Les Paul Studio with 57s through a Vox AC15C1 tube amp. I can get some great tones, but anyone have a certain setup or pedal recommendation for a great buttery blues tone? Thanks in advance

    • Born2boogie

      Reply Reply October 19, 2018

      Adjust your treble knob on your LP even to off or at at least to suit your taste with a distortion pedal unless your amp has a gain section re Gary Moore or women tone if a strat turn off treble like Eric Clapton

      • Christopher Smallwood

        Reply Reply October 20, 2018

        Yep got that Born2boogie. Been experimenting with this new set up. I have a Strat that I love and I love this particular Vox amp. Bought the LP about a month ago and love it, of course. Just getting used to the transition… Strat to LP. Both are great and still play both every day. I’m lookin for a tone in my head that I haven’t been able to produce. Thanks for the advice

  • Troy B

    Reply Reply October 18, 2018

    Love box 1 and 5 notes of box 2 using High E and B

  • Troy B

    Reply Reply October 18, 2018

    Man anytime you speak I’m listening! As usual Griff thank you for sharing

  • james thomas phillips

    Reply Reply October 18, 2018

    everything I see is just great griff, thanks james

  • Fredrick Kehoe

    Reply Reply October 18, 2018

    Excellent lesson. So simple even I can do it. Gonna go home after work and try it. Thanx as usual.

  • MB

    Reply Reply October 18, 2018

    Awesome stuff and never overlook the importance of reinforcing the fundamentals. I’d love to see a next step video from “Beginner” Blues Scale to “Beginner” Phrasing with the Blues Scale.

  • Mick

    Reply Reply October 18, 2018

    straight forward nothing extra-great lesson

  • Gene Carl Cordoni

    Reply Reply October 18, 2018

    Hello Griff, it has been awhile since I have commented on your awesome site. I just wanted to say, that I pass your site onto every guitar player I know as I think that whatever a guitar players skill level is and might be, there is always some great things to learn and practise here on your site. Thanks Griff.

  • mike z.

    Reply Reply October 18, 2018

    Griff , it is always good to go back and revisit something you know . You have said that many times before . This is another great lesson . Thanks , Mike Z.

  • JD

    Reply Reply October 18, 2018

    I love the “You don’t want to hang out on the blues note, but it’s a fun note to pass through.” Nicely put!

  • Carey

    Reply Reply October 18, 2018

    Don’t fret over the nay-sayers; what’s old hat to some is brand new to others! Everyone has to start somewhere.

  • leigh taliaferro

    Reply Reply October 18, 2018

    Griff, best guitar teacher ever! Thanks

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