Transposing The Minor Blues Scale To “A”

This study is here to teach you the sound, theory and 5 logical, succesive positions of the A Minor Blues Scale. Start with the animation below and memorize the names of the notes in the A Minor Blues Scale, gettig the sound of the scale in your ears. To firm up your grasp of Minor Blues Scale theory, refer to the chart below.

Again, if yau are a very serious student, get out your music writing note book and copy all the information concerning the A Minor Blues Scale using the staff and then labeling the notes.

scale degrees
1
2
3
4
b5
5
6
7
1
A Major Scale
A
B
C#
D
E
F# G# A
scale degrees
1
2
b3
4
b5
5
b6
b7
1
A Minor Scale
A
B
C
D
E
F G A
A Minor Pentatonic Scale
A
C
D
E
G
A
A Minor Blues Scale
A
C
D
Eb
E
G
A

As with all play along animations in this course, start by visualizing all the members of the A Minor Blues Scale on the guitar. Think of the A Minor Blues Scale as an A Minor Pentatonic Scale with the addition of that one red hot and expressive ne wnote; a flat fifth, also called a Blue Note. If you made it to this point in the course, you no doubt have formulated your own plans and methods on how to best use the visually rich animations. therefore we urge you to plan you work and work your plan.

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