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 intermediate level exercise. Follow the video below for audio and video examples of the exercises in this lesson.

Play Along Video! Blues Scale in 4th Octave Position

Here is what the scale pattern looks like

In the key of G Blues, the fourth octave position scale pattern is located between the ninth and eleventh frets.

Here’s the beginner level exercise in G from the video

In the key of E Blues, the fourth octave position scale pattern is located between the sixth and tenth frets

Here’s the Intermediate level exercise in E from the video

Stay tuned as in the next lesson we’ll cover the fifth octave position blues scale. Make sure you learn these scale patterns thoroughly because in the coming weeks we’re going to cover some really cool stuff you can do with them.

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