The blues scale is a really useful tool to building any guitarists soloing and melodic vocabulary. Blues, rock, metal, country, and jazz, no matter the style this scale is extremely useful. An easy way to look at this scale is to take the minor pentatonic scale and add the flat 5th degree to the it. In the key of A minor an E flat is added to the scale.
The intervals for the minor pentatonic scale 1, b3, 4, 5, b7 A, C, D, E, G
The Intervals for the blues scale 1, b3, 4, b5, 5, b7 A, C, D, Eb, E, G,
This exercise is designed to help to learn, practice and connect all five patterns of this scale across the whole neck and also strengthen your legato playing as well. A good place to start with this is to make sure you have a decent grasp of the five patterns of the minor pentatonic scale, then simply add the E flat to each pattern. CLICK HERE FOR THE PAGE TO THIS LESSON.