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How to Play the A Blues Scale on Guitar

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A Blues Scale - Open Strings
A Blues Scale with open strings

A Blues Scale with open strings

Performance Tips For This Blues Scale Position

This scale position utilizes open strings, and provides many opportunities for using hammer-on and pull-off techniques to create interesting licks. Although there is no straightforward "correct" way to finger this scale, you might try to:

  • use your first three fingers to play all the notes on the 5th, 4th and 3rd strings
  • shift position to play the first fret of the 2nd string with your first finger
  • play the third fret of the first string with your 2nd finger, and the fifth fret of the first string with your fourth finger
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