Play Blues Notes in the Scale of A on Your Acoustic Guitar
Edited by Thor, Leomar Umpad, Eng
Hello and welcome to VisiHow. In this series of videos, we are showing you how to play the acoustic guitar for the complete beginner.
In this video, we are going to focus on the blues notes in the scale of A.
Blues scale is just the A minor pentatonic scale with blues notes in there. To find the link to the video on how to play the minor pentatonic scale of A, check the section below this video. Check if you have not already seen it and learn the scales that we showed you on that video. You can come back and watch this video so we can show you where the blues notes are.
Playing the first section of the minor pentatonic scale, we are going 3,5 3,5.
The first blues note is on the first fret on the fourth string - as a guide, sixth string is at the top, first string at the bottom.
This is the first blues note. This is the normal minor pentatonic scale in A.
We are going to put the blues notes in.
There is another blues note on the fourth fret of the second string.
It does not sound so good, so you do not want to spend too much time on the blues notes.
You want to be moving quickly over it. It sounds a little out of tune, and it does not sound quite right so you do not want to just to let it ring. You want to move away from it quickly.
The first note is here on the first fret of the fourth string.
The second blues note is here on the fourth fret on the second string.
For the next blues notes, we're going to go up to the sixth string and play 5, 8, 5, 8.
Fifth string, 5, 7. Fourth string, 5, 7. Third string, 5, 7. Second string, 5, 8. First string, 5, 8. Then work your way back up.
The next blues note is here on the sixth fret on the fifth string.
Including that, we can go sixth string - 5, 8.
Fifth string - 5, 6 ,7. Carry on as normal - Sixth string, 5, 8. Fifth string, 5, 6, 7. Fourth string, 5, 7. Third string, 5, 7. Second string 5, 8. First string, 5, 8. Then work your way back up.
After that, the next note is here on the eighth fret on the third string.
We are playing the pentatonic scale here to make it to the blues scale.
After this, we have two blues notes here in the eleventh fret of the bottom E and the eleventh fret of the top E.
We have been playing the minor pentatonic scale. Now we can make it to the blues scale. We are going to include these two notes.
There we have it.
These are the blues notes making the A minor pentatonic scale into the blues scale. Go over the video. Watch it again and write down where all the blues notes were.
This should be one - first fret, third string.
Two - fourth fret, second string.
Three - sixth fret, fifth string.
Four - seventh fret, third string.
Five - tenth fret, first string.
Six - tenth fret, sixth string.
You can write them down.
Remember them and then you can incorporate them into your solos and scales to give it a bluesy sound.
So you have been watching a video on how to use blues notes in the A minor pentatonic scales to make it into a blues scale.
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Video: Play Blues Notes in the Scale of A on Your Acoustic Guitar
Recent edits by: Leomar Umpad, Thor