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As with all scale patterns, it's important to learn it in a way that is musical, so that you'll have some ideas to branch off from while improvising. Here's an easy beginner exercise using only the notes in this scale pattern.

SMG Guitar Lesson #28: Blues Scale in 5th Octave Position

As with all scale patterns, it’s important to learn it in a way that is musical, so that you’ll have some ideas to branch off from while improvising. Here’s an easy beginner exercise using only the notes in this scale pattern.

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In this lesson we'll cover the blues scale in the fourth octave position, how to play it, as well as a beginner and an intermediate level exercise.

SMG Guitar Lesson #27: Blues Scale in 4th Octave Position

In this lesson we’ll cover the blues scale in the fourth octave position, how to play it, as well as a beginner and an intermediate level exercise.

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In this lesson Robert Johnston covers the 3rd octave of the blues scale - learn the stretch back and improve your chops!

SMG Guitar Lesson #26: Blues Scale in the Third Octave Position

In this lesson Robert Johnston covers the 3rd octave of the blues scale – learn the stretch back and improve your chops!

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Intervals are the key to unlocking your inner guitar god. But if you want to master this most important aspect of guitar playing, you'll need to make sure that you're...

SMG Guitar Lesson #25: How Intervals Relate to Blues Scales

Intervals are the key to unlocking your inner guitar god. But if you want to master this most important aspect of guitar playing, you’ll need to make sure that you’re…

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In this lesson, we cover the second octave position blues scale pattern

SMG Guitar Lesson #24: Blues Scale in Second Octave Position

In this lesson, we cover the second octave position blues scale pattern

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Oscar Jordan sat down with guitarist/instructor Mark Wein at this years Winter NAMM Show 2012 about targeting notes rather than playing scales. Watch the video below for more information from Mark about how you can play the guitar like a horn player and isolate the notes rather than just running scales.

NAMM 2012: Mark Wein Guitar Lesson with Oscar Jordan

Oscar Jordan sat down with guitarist/instructor Mark Wein at this years Winter NAMM Show 2012 about targeting notes rather than playing scales. Watch the video below for more information from Mark about how you can play the guitar like a horn player and isolate the notes rather than just running scales.

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