In this set of 5 free guitar videos, instructor Rob Schumann shows you how to go beyond basic blues by practising new forms of the blues scale. As you learn to span the fretboard, these blues scales enable aspiring blues guitarists to develop new licks and become proficient at improvising the blues.

Blues Scale Video 1 of 5.

Blues Scale Guitar Video 2 of 5.

Blues Scale Video 3 of 5.

Blues Scale Video 4 of 5.

Blues Scale Video 5 of 5.

Questions (&A) from other comments

OK I’m confused, my understanding of the blues scale (In this case in the key of A) was:
1 b3 4 5 b7 1
A C D E G A

In the video Rob mentions adding a b5 to a minor pentatonic to make the blues scale, am I missing something here?

What you described (1 b3 4 5 b7 1) is a minor pentatonic scale, which is very similar to the blues scale.

All you have to do to make the minor pentatonic scale into a blues scale is add a b5 (1 b3 4 b5 5 b7 1).

Blue scales in key of A is A, C, D, Eb, Fb, and G.

is there a blues scale that is like
0 3 5 7 5 7 7 9 8 10 12 10 12
i learnt that, it was like the first thing i learnt but im not sure what it is

Well, i think it’s:

A minor pentatonic
7 10 7 9 8 10 8 10 8 10 7 5

and

A blues scale (minor?)
7 10 7 8 9 8 10 8 10 11 8 10 11 7 10

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