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As we have said, the blues scales are moveable. We start with Box 1, but now we move it all the way down the neck, where it includes open strings. This is the blues scale in E. I have made two boxes: One with just the E pentatonic minor, and one where I have added all the other notes. And you may notice that I have added the 6th, in addition to the notes we used in the A-blues scale. I thought you would recognize that some of the shuffle notes where missing, and ask if they do not belong to the scale. And the answer is something like no, ehr... well, maybe... it depends .... You will often hear 6th notes played, but mainly as passing notes. The blues will not rest on a 6th note. You will also notice that I have included an alternative fingering of one of the 5ths. You can either play it on 3rd string, 4th fret, or on the open 2nd string.


E minor pentatonic, Box 1

E blues scale, Box 1

I will present two other box-positions in E, and it should come as no surprise that these are Box 2 and Box 3. I will first present the minor pentatonic, and then the same box with all the added notes. Learn to play the minor pentatonic first, and then try to include the flat 5, and then some bends and some other notes.

Minor pentatonic, box 2 Blues scale, box 2 Minor pentatonic, box 3 Blues scale, box 3

I give you the same backing tracks to play with that you have met before

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