Blues Scale Guitar Patterns

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The blues scale is similar with pentatonic scale and it has 6 notes (5 notes from minor pentatonic scale and one additional note).

This post will show the patterns/positions for E blues scale. The other corresponding scales (ex. C, D, F, F# etc.) can be obtained by translating these patterns left or right on the the guitar fretboard.

There are 5 positions or patterns on the guitar fretboard for the blues scale.

The notes marked with green color in images are the root notes of the scale.

Position/pattern 1

Blues Guitar Scale

The staff and tab version of the first position/pattern of the E blues guitar scale:

E-blues-scale-position-1

Text tab version of the scale:

E |--------------------------------------0--3----||
B |--------------------------------0--3----------||
G |-----------------------0--2--3----------------||
D |-----------------0--2-------------------------||
A |--------0--1--2-------------------------------||
E |--0--3----------------------------------------||

Position/pattern 2

E-blues-scale-position-2

The staff and tab version of the second position/pattern of the E blues guitar scale:

 

E-blues-scale-position-2

Text tab version of the scale:

E |--------------------------------------3--5----||
B |--------------------------------3--5----------||
G |-----------------------2--3--4----------------||
D |-----------------2--5-------------------------||
A |-----------2--5-------------------------------||
E |--3--5--6-------------------------------------||

Position/pattern 3

E-blues-scale-position-3

The staff and tab version of the third position/pattern of the E blues guitar scale:

E-blues-scale-position-3

Text tab version of the scale:

E |--------------------------------------5--6--7----||
B |--------------------------------5--8-------------||
G |--------------------------4--7-------------------||
D |-----------------5--7--8-------------------------||
A |-----------5--7----------------------------------||
E |--5--6--7----------------------------------------||

Position/pattern 4

E-blues-scale-position-4

The staff and tab version of the fourth position/pattern of the E blues guitar scale:

E-blues-scale-position-4

Text tab version of the scale:

E |------------------------------------------7--10----||
B |-------------------------------8--10--11-----------||
G |-------------------------7--9----------------------||
D |----------------7--8--9----------------------------||
A |---------7--10-------------------------------------||
E |--7--10--------------------------------------------||

Position/pattern 5

E-blues-scale-position-5

The staff and tab version of the fifth position/pattern of the E blues guitar scale:

E-blues-scale-position-5

Text tab version of the scale:

E |------------------------------------------------10--12----||
B |------------------------------------10--11--12------------||
G |-----------------------------9--12------------------------||
D |----------------------9--12-------------------------------||
A |----------10--12--13--------------------------------------||
E |--10--12--------------------------------------------------||

Position/pattern 6

This position is the same as the first pattern but it is translated on the 12th fret.

E-blues-scale-position-6

The staff and tab version of the sixth position/pattern of the E blues guitar scale:

E-blues-scale-position-6

Text tab version of the scale:

E |--------------------------------------------------12--15----||
B |------------------------------------------12--15------------||
G |------------------------------12--14--15--------------------||
D |----------------------12--14--------------------------------||
A |----------12--13--14----------------------------------------||
E |--12--15----------------------------------------------------||

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