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!

2 Responses to “Blues Scales: Adding a Chromatic Passing Note”

  1. Jim Evans June 19, 2014 at 9:57 pm #

    Thank you. The information and teaching on this site is the best I’ve found of all the guitar teaching sites
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  2. Elvid Le June 20, 2014 at 1:59 am #

    Thank you thank you thank you. Now I get to learn the right stuff. God Bless you Colin.

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