The Blues Scale for Guitar
Click on a Tab to View the Blues Scale for Each Root Note
C Blues Scale
D Blues Scale
E Blues Scale
F Blues Scale
G Blues Scale
A Blues Scale
B Blues Scale
The Blues Scale or Pentatonic Blues scale is an extension of the Minor Pentatonic Scale that adds the 5b note of the scale. This added note is often referred to as the "blue note". The 5b note, or blue note, adds tension to the sound of the blues scale, and is very popular in blues music, hence the name.
The Blues Scale uses the 1, 3b, 4, 5b, 5 and 7b notes of a scale.
The diagram below shows the 5 Blues Scale Patterns spread over the length of the guitar neck. Notice how the patterns overlap and connect to eachother down the guitar neck. The diagrams below show the Blues Scale in the key of F.