Extended blues scale 2 + 3 licks

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Extended blues scale 2 + 3 licks

This week we are dealing with the second of the 2 extended blues scales in the key of A. This pattern contains portions of pos 9, pos 12 and pos 2 up one octave and is also a great way to learn to connect those different scale positions.

Remember, red is the root (starting) point when playing the scale. The blue notes are the โ€œbluesโ€ notes of the scale. These blues notes contain a lot of tension (dissonance) and should not be held for extended periods. They are usually played in passing.

Play slowly and evenly, all downstrokes to begin with, later after your left hand is familiar with the shape of this scale, start to alternate pick the scale.

Play the scale and 3 licks as written in the tab:

Here is the video I made so you can see and hear how to play the scale and licks:


Have fun and check in next week for some rhythm ideas to play your new licks over. ๐Ÿ™‚

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