The Major Blues Scale for Guitar

Click on a Tab to View the Major Blues Scale for Each Root Note

C Major Blues Scale
D Major Blues Scale
E Major Blues Scale
F Major Blues Scale
G Major Blues Scale
A Major Blues Scale
B Major Blues Scale

The Major Blues Scale is an extension of the Major Pentatonic Scale that adds the 3b (flat third) note to the scale. This added note is often referred to as the "blue note". The 3b note, or blue note, adds tension to the sound of the scale, and is very popular in blues music, hence the name.

The Major Blues Scale uses the 1, 3b, 3, 5 and 6 notes of a scale.

The diagram below shows the 5 Major 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 Major Blues Scale for the key of G major.

major blues guitar scale diagram


Major Blues Scale Patterns

Major Blues Scale Tabs

Blues Scale (minor)