Scales for blues (4 lesson bundle)

Bundle lesson for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 12th positions.

Get to grips with your blues playing, moving through the chords easily and building a strong foundation for soloing. Four video lessons plus full explanatory PDF with tabs for all four positions.

Learn how to play over a 12 bar blues with founder Liam Ward. In these videos, the scales used are based on the mixolydian mode. You'll hear the scales called "seventh scales" to reflect the fact that they have a minor (flattened) seventh degree, just like dominant seventh chords - chords very commonly used in blues. But don't get too bogged down in the theory because these scales will help you to develop a practical understanding of the changes happening over the course of a 12 bar blues, and give you a platform to build solos upon. Enjoy!