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Learning The Blues Scale on `Ukulele FREE LESSON
Published: Jan 2, 2005 Updated: Aug 8, 2014, • 5763

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Learning The Blues Scale on `Ukulele

A practical approach to learning the Blues and Pentatonic scales on `ukulele.

by Curt Sheller, Curt Sheller Publications

Learn the Blues ( Minor Pentatonic ) and Pentatonic ( Major Pentatonic ) scales on ukulele.

A practical approach to learning theses two essential scales using the Blues scale.

Scales like chords, are typically learned as shapes using chord grids, TAB or any number of methods. They show a fingerboard shape, what strings to play and possibly the fingers that are used to play the scale. But what are the names of the notes? What chords can I use them with? You are usually left to fend for yourself.

These five note scales, the Major Pentatonic and the Blues or Minor Pentatonic scales are two of the most common scales used in contemporary music. This lesson focuses on the blues scale in the common key of D.

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QuickStart Progressions Blues Track 1 - Shuffle, Play-along Track

A Blues play-along track for exploring the Blues scale from the QuickStart Scale and Arpeggio series of books. This is a standard I IV V 12 bar blues progression in the key of A using A7, D7 and E7.

QuickStart Progressions Blues Track 2 - 12-8, Play-long Track

Am Blues play-along track for exploring the Blues scale from the QuickStart Scale and Arpeggio series of books. This is a standard 12 bar blues progression in the key of Am using Am, Dm, Fmaj7 and E7.

QuickStart Progressions Blues Track 3 - Light Rock, Play-long Track

Light Rock play-along track for exploring the Blues scale from the QuickStart Scale and Arpeggio series of books.

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One octave scale fingering solutions for strings four and three and any finger with the Blues scale chords are covered in all keys. Sample chord progressions for practice are included.

Tunings: C with low or high G - (GCEA or gCEA).

This book includes access to four studio recorded backing tracks for exploring the scale and improvisation in a variety of settings. Tracks are also great for practicing your chords against.

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