You will learn : Blue Notes Positions Licks Blue Notes The flatted fifth. The blues scale is a very important device for improvising, very similar in construction to the minor pentatonic scale. The only difference lies in the addition of the Blue note, the flatted fifth, meaning the chromatic note between the fourth and the fifth. This note removes the slickness from the pentatonic scale gives it more of a rock feeling. The flatted fifth is the most dissonant and tension-filled interval in music. Used effectively, it can give your playing a lot of colour. Five positions of the blues scale Here are the five positions of the blues scale. Special emphasis is put on the blue notes by marking them with an x. Tip : Instead of seeing them as "new". try to see them as your familiar pentatonic scales with an additional note. It will make things much easier. (Check the uploaded images) Am Pentatonic : A C D E G Blues Scale : A C D Eb E G What happens if we add an Eb to the C Major Pentatonic? This scale supplies us with a major as well as a minor third. Cmaj Blues Scale C D Eb E G A C If you play this scale over a C Major chord, you'll get a country-flavored sound a la Albert Lee or Steve Morse. If any guys wants the licks in Blues, PM me. Hope ya guys like this. Post all the questions you have here Suggestions, criticisms and reps are welcome.