As an aspiring blues player I would like to add a scale shape to my practice routine. Can someone please advise me where to start please.
I enjoy playing the blues shuffle in A in the beginners lessons and I would love to be able to add fills where a singer would usually.
Also is there a particular key that it would be easier to practice this in rather than A?
Any advice welcome….
Ps. I have noticed improvements in my playing already, could not manage the d major at first, but by using my index as the central finger in the group of three it’s much easier. Things are coming along nicely…
I always advise to begin with the major scale, as it’s the parent scale from which all is derived. Check out module 3 in this course: An Introduction to Music Theory & Jamming. You’ll be able to learn 5 positions of the major scale that span the entire neck. The course teaches you how to alter the scale to create other scales, specifically the minor pentatonic; which is a commonly used scale for blues soloing. We’ll be looking at the key of C, easier than A as it contains no accidentals.
The course also examines how I wrote the blues solos for Concept Lesson EP005. Another great lesson that you should check out is Uke Blues. Lots of licks you can steal in this one.