any lessons for blues and pentatonic scales?????

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  1. Sumanovo razor

    Sumanovo razor New Member

    how to play them...
  2. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    Are you asking just for the scales?
  3. Sumanovo razor

    Sumanovo razor New Member

    yeah i saw some guitar beginner lessons website but couldnt find the blues and pentatonic scales...and i dont know exactly when to use them...coz most of the times heptatonic scales are used...

    are there different set of chords for those scales?
  4. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    What is blues?
    Its a typical chord progression (comprises of Major or Dom7th) - I IV V I style.

    What do you play over it? The blues scale = pentatonic minor scale with an added "blues note" (which is usually bent up a semitone while playing).

    So what is unique about Blues music?
    You play minor scale melodies over major scale chords.

    (if I = A maj, then you play A minor pentatonic)

    and listen to 1-2 tracks of:
    1. BB King
    2. John Lee Hooker
    3. Stevie Ray Vaughn
    4. Kenny Wayne Shepherd

    You will understand it.
  5. Sumanovo razor

    Sumanovo razor New Member

    how to play minor pentatonic scale.i dont know to play pentatonic scales...and whats will be the blues note...i only know the mixolydian mode is some way related to blues

    btw how to distinguish blues and rock music
  6. Sumanovo razor

    Sumanovo razor New Member

    do we use heptatonic scales while playing blues or only pentatonic scales...
  7. guitarplayer729

    guitarplayer729 New Member


    on the left Eminor pentatonic
    right E blues scale starting from the 6th string
    you can move it to any position and then it will become the minor pentatonic or blues scale of that note
    For example if u play the same thing on 10th fret it will be a D minor pentatonic or D blues scale
    i hope i am right
  8. aryasridhar

    aryasridhar New Member

    633 posts by you? IIRC, you were a newbie just a few weeks back......:D...anyways

    I am asking a few questions out of curiosity......
    What scales do you know to play, Major Scales?
    What Minor scales have you played or know how to play?
    Why do i feel that you have your feet on multiple grounds at the same time? Just my opinion....

    I'd recommend a good book to learn scales and modes, but i would like to let you know to ensure that you are learning ONE thing at a time, and not tooo many things at once....

    PM me your email ID, i shall email you the book
  9. Sumanovo razor

    Sumanovo razor New Member

    i need the formula for blues and pentatonic scales

    like major is WWHWWWH
    and minor is b3 b6 b7th of the major scale

    W-whole note
    H-half note
  10. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    Major Pentatonic - Consists of the 1st - 2nd - 3rd - 5th - 6th notes of a major scale.

    Minor Pentatonic - Consists of the same 5 notes of a major pentatonic scale but its tonic (first note of the scale} is 3 semitones below the tonic of the major pentatonic scale. For example, the C major pentatonic (C - D - E - G - A} has the same notes as the A minor pentatonic (A - C - D - E - G} but arranged differently. The first note or tonic of the A minor pentatonic scale (=A) is 3 semitones (half steps) lower than the first note of the C major pentatonic scale (=C). It uses the 1st - minor 3rd - 4th - 5th - minor 7th notes of a scale.
  11. Sumanovo razor

    Sumanovo razor New Member

    well i know major, minor, harmonic minor ,melodic minor as well as modes ionian,dorian,phrygian,lydian,mixolydian,aeolian,locrian...
  12. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    Do you understand what you had asked for and what i have replied?
  13. Sumanovo razor

    Sumanovo razor New Member

    ow i got it :) and what about blues scale ...
  14. Sumanovo razor

    Sumanovo razor New Member

    @aryasridhar -are you jealous of me that without composing songs i've become a composer haha ;)
  15. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    add a "blue note" which is the sharp 4th
  16. aryasridhar

    aryasridhar New Member

    Hahahaha, No, coz I compose and I am a Tabber :), but no, just curious and i sincerely feel that you should concentrate on one thing at a time......I was just reading a few posts of yours and you are working on too many things at a time.
  17. Sumanovo razor

    Sumanovo razor New Member

    okay boss... :) actually whatever doubts come in my mind ...i just post them...first i search the internet if there is a better answer for that question ...but when i dont get any appropriate answer to that question.. i just post them so that others get benefit from the thread... :) igt has helped me alot...i used to visit the threads from the time when i was not a part of igt...

    i only remember a guy who had daler mehendi's profile pic.he was an active member of igt
  18. guitarplayer729

    guitarplayer729 New Member

    razor wants to know everything at once
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