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Blues Scales: The Most Important Note In A Scale

In the last lesson, we covered how to play the ultimate blues solo scale. If you need a refresher, you can check it out here.

In today's lesson we're going to take a look at the most important note in any guitar scale - the tonic. The tonic is the anchor point that you can use to transpose that scale pattern into any key you choose... talk about powerful! That note also happens to be the single best choice for starting or ending a solo. In our ultimate blues solo scale, the tonic shows up three times, so you'd do well to learn each of the positions and practice ending at each one.

Below you'll find the tab again for this scale. If you've got questions or comments, I'd love to see them at the bottom of the page!

Blues Scales: Adding a Chromatic Passing Note

In a previous lesson, we covered how to play the ultimate blues solo scale. If you need a refresher, you can check it out here.

In today's lesson, we're going to cover how to add a chromatic passing note between the IV and V notes in the scale. Sounds pretty technical, but once you hear it in action, you'll probably recognize it pretty quick. This particular note is the most common modification you'll find, and is super common in the blues - in fact, it is often referred to as the blues note. Check it out, and see how you can work it into your solos!

Below you'll find the tab again for this scale. If you've got questions or comments, I'd love to see them at the bottom of the page!

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