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How to Play the A Blues Scale on Guitar

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A Blues Scale - Root on 5th String
A Blues Scale with root on 5th string

A Blues Scale with root on 5th string

Performance Tips For This Blues Scale Position

  • first and fourth fingers should be used for notes on 5th string
  • first and third fingers should be used for first two notes on 3rd string
  • third finger should slide three frets to play third note on 3rd string (in both ascending and descending scale pattern
  • first, second and third fingers should play notes on 2nd string
  • first and third fingers should play notes on 1st string

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