Blues scales for all positions.
Played on a C diatonic harmonica.
The blues scale is constructed in the following order of minor 3rd's, whole (w) and half (h) steps.
in the key of C this becomes: C Eb F F# G Bb C
Playlist of all scales
C blues scale, first position
C blues scale, first position high
G blues scale, second position
G blues scale, second position high
D blues scale, third position
D blues scale, third position high
A blues scale, fourth position
A blues scale, fourth position high
E blues scale, fifth position
E blues scale, fifth position high
B blues scale, sixth position
B blues scale, sixth position high
F# blues scale, seventh position
F# blues scale, seventh position high
C# blues scale, eighth position
C# blues scale, eighth position high
Ab blues scale, ninth position
Ab blues scale, ninth position high
Eb blues scale, tenth position
Eb blues scale, tenth position high
Bb blues scale, eleventh position
Bb blues scale, eleventh position high
F blues scale, twelfth position
F blues scale, twelfth position high
"Getting all the chromatic notes is really not that important for the blues. Although it's to have, if you can do it it's a great thing."
For years I have regarded harp-playing that way and been in a bit of a closeted world. I have just recently started to explore the internet to discover what's out there and I have realized that there is a massive community of harp players sharing what they know. This is fantastic (and that's an understatement)!
What is on offer here is incredible and 'thanks' just doesn't seem enough to demonstrate appreciation. I really appreciate the value in what you share here.
Just right click on the scale name and bob's yer uncle. It worked for me mate.
I use this kind of thing a lot, as Howard Levy gave us a booklet he wrote of scales and arpeggios and I have been re-creating them with a tenor sax in GarageBand on my Mac as midi files. I could do that for these, but your tone is so good and you are much better to listen to than the machine. Thanks for all your work; it is a great site.
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