Minor Blues Scales and Formula - Guitar Music Theory

Minor Blues Scales

Here we are going to know about all the Minor Blues Scales and Formula to form any Minor Blues Scale without knowing any other Scales.

What is 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 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.

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) ]


If you have any questions about Minor Blues Scales then please feel free to ask in the comments down below and I will try my best to solve your query.

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