Another cool way to spice up your blues shuffle is by using the major pentatonic scale
(PRWEB) October 11, 2014
“Another cool way to spice up your blues shuffle is by using the major pentatonic scale,” says Johnson. Claude demonstrates the major pentatonic scale in the key of B as follows: 4th fret of the 6th string with first finger to the 7th fret with 4th finger to the 4th fret of the 5th string with first finger to the 6th fret with 3rd finger and then repeat that sequence for strings four and three and then 4th fret of the 2nd string with first finger to the 6th fret with 4th finger and then repeat that sequence for the first string. Johnson continues by demonstrating the shuffle rhythm as follows: 7th fret of the 6th string with first finger and 9th fret of the 5th string with 2nd finger, strummed twice as 1/8 notes (1 &) and then switches the note of the 5th string to the 11th fret with 4th finger and strums it twice, also as 1/8th notes (2 &) and then repeats the whole sequence to make one measure of four beats (1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &). Next Claude plays one measure of the shuffle rhythm and follows it with licks based out of the major pentatonic scale and then back to the rhythm. Guitar TABs are available for this easy beginner blues guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.
The Pentatonic Scale is a musical scale with five notes per octave. They can be found all over the world and are the main scale used in the Blues genre.
Claude Johnson, a native of Philadelphia PA, began playing guitar in 1990 after being inspired by players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He is the creator of GuitarControl.com and has helped 1000’s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at GuitarControl.com
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