What is a Blues Scale?

In this free mandolin lesson by Brad Laird you'll learn how to construct and play the "blues scale." The lesson explains which notes are used to build blues scales and teaches the D and G blues scale using two different fingerings.

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Here is the tablature for the Blues Scales taught in this lesson:

Blues Scale tablature

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