All Guitar Blues Scales with formula

Get to know all the Blues Scales and the use of the Guitar Blues Scales. With just only one single formula you can form any key of Blues Scale you want.

Blues Scales

What is the Blues Scales?

Blues Scale is a combination of 6 notes. It uses the Pentatonic Scale with one extra Bluesy note. Blues uses in modern Music such as Blues, Rock, and Pop, etc. Blues are known for their note bending, vibratos, and hammer on's.

Where do the Blues Scales get to use?

As the name suggests this Blues Scales mostly use in the Blues genre. Mostly Blues Scales is used for guitar soloing. By using-Blues Scale, you can create great leads and melodies just like BB King and Robert Johnson.

Types of Blues Scales:

There are two types of Blues Scales and those are Major Blues Scales and Minor Blues Scales. Both use a different formula to form. Both are based on the Major and Minor Pentatonic Scale respectively.

1. Major Blues Scales:

Major Blues scales are the same as Major Pentatonic Scales, only the difference is it comes with an extra-6th note which is b3 as a blues note. It is very useful for soloing in Music like Rock, Folk, Jazz, and Blues itself. You can create great melodies or solos using these Blues Scales.

Major Blues Scales Formula:

[ 1, 2, b3, 3, 5, 6 ]

Use the reference of Major Pentatonic Scales and then apply this formula to form any Major Blues Scales. For e.g. -

C Major Pentatonic [ C - D - E - G - A - (C) ]

Now apply the formula

Formula - [ 1, 2, b3, 3, 5, 6 ]

Now see what's the result we get

C Major Blues [ C - D - Eb - E - G - A - (C) ]

So now you got the idea of how you can form any Major Blues Scale using the reference of the Major Pentatonic Scale.

All Major Blues Scales:

A Major Blues Scale - [ A, B, C, Db, E, F#, (A) ]

B Major Blues Scale - [ B, C#, D, Eb, F#, G#, (B) ]

C Major Blues Scale - [ C, D, Eb, E, G, A, (C) ]

D Major Blues Scale - [ D, E, F, Gb, A, B, (D) ]

E Major Blues Scale - [ E, F#, G, Ab, B, C#, (E) ]

F Major Blues Scale - [ F, G, Ab, A, C, D, (F) ]

G Major Blues Scale - [ G, A, Bb, B, D, E, (G) ]

2. Minor Blues Scales:

Minor Blues scales are the same as Minor Pentatonic Scales, only the difference is it comes with an extra-6th note which is b5 as a blues note. It is very useful for soloing in Music like Rock, Folk, Jazz, and Blues itself.

You can create great melodies or solos using these Blues Scales. The best thing about the Minor Blues Scales is you can play these Minor Scale notes over Major chord progressions as well.

Minor Blues Scales Formula:

[ 1, b3, 4, b5, 5, b7 ]

Use the reference of Minor Pentatonic Scales and then apply this formula to form any Minor Blues Scales. For e.g. -

A Minor Pentatonic [ A - C - D - E - G - (A) ]

Now apply the formula

Formula - [ 1, b3, 4, b5, 5, b7 ]

Now see what's the result we get

A Minor Blues [ A - C - D - Eb - E - G - (A) ]

So now you got the idea of how you can form any Minor Blues Scale using the reference of Minor Pentatonic Scale.

All Minor Blues Scales:

A Minor Blues Scale - [ A, C, D, Eb, E, G, (A) ]

B Minor Blues Scale - [ B, D, E, F, Gb, A, (B) ]

C Minor Blues Scale - [ C, Eb, F, Gb, G, Bb, (C) ]

D Minor Blues Scale - [ D, F, G, Ab, A, C, (D) ]

E Minor Blues Scale - [ E, G, A, Bb, B, D, (E) ]

F Minor Blues Scale - [ F, Ab, Bb, B, C, Eb, (F) ]

G Minor Blues Scale - [ G, Bb, C, Db, D, F, (G) ]

Just like this, you can form sharp and flat scale notes easily just by using formula. So I leave this task on you to find out the sharps and flat scale notes on your own for better understanding.

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