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Blues Scale Tab

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Blues Scale/12 Bar
Email: orkhive@hotmail.co.uk

This is the scale itself in A (although to play it in any other not the pattern is the
including the extra bit).

|--------------------5-8-5----------------------|
|----------------5-8-------8-5------------------|
|-------------5-7--------------8-5--------------|
|---------5-7----------------------7-5----------|
|---3-5-7------------------------------7-5-3----|
|-5------------------------------------------5--|

You can also add this instead of going back down the scale....

|-10-8-----------------------------|
|------10-8------------------------|
|-----------9-7--------------------|
|---------------10-7-5-------------|
|----------------------7-5-3-------|
|----------------------------5-----|

If you have somebody to play with you can take it in turns playing the lead (this scale
your own tune and pattern and throwing in bends, hammer-ons and pull-offs), and the
playing 12 bar making sure that during the last set of E's that the lead doesn't play 
doesn't sound right).

12 bar
Chord  A  A  A A A A          D  D  D D D D          A  A  A A A A
     |-0--0--0-0-0-0-|      |-2--2--2-2-2-2-|      |-0--0--0-0-0-0-|
     |-2--2--2-2-2-2-|      |-3--3--3-3-3-3-|      |-2--2--2-2-2-2-|
     |-2--2--2-2-2-2-|      |-2--2--2-2-2-2-|      |-2--2--2-2-2-2-|
     |-2--2--2-2-2-2-|      |-0--0--0-0-0-0-|      |-2--2--2-2-2-2-|
     |-0--0--0-0-0-0-|      |-0--0--0-0-0-0-|      |-0--0--0-0-0-0-|
     |-0--0--0-0-0-0-| x 4  |---------------| x 2  |-0--0--0-0-0-0-| x 2
Strum  D  D  D&U&D&U           D  D  D&U&D&U          D  D  D&U&D&U

Chord  E  E  E E E E           D  D  D D D D         A  A  A A A A
     |-0--0--0-0-0-0-|       |-2--2--2-2-2-2-|     |-0--0--0-0-0-0-|
     |-0--0--0-0-0-0-|       |-3--3--3-3-3-3-|     |-0--0--0-0-0-0-|
     |-1--1--1-1-1-1-|       |-2--2--2-2-2-2-|     |-2--2--2-2-2-2-|
     |-2--2--2-2-2-2-|       |-0--0--0-0-0-0-|     |-2--2--2-2-2-2-|
     |-2--2--2-2-2-2-|       |-0--0--0-0-0-0-|     |-2--2--2-2-2-2-|
     |-0--0--0-0-0-0-| x 1   |---------------| x 1 |-0--0--0-0-0-0-| x 1
Strum  D  D  D&U&D&U           D  D  D&U&D&U         D  D  D&U&D&U

Chord  E E E E E E E
     |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
     |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
     |-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
     |-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
     |-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
     |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-| Then straight back into A
       D D D D D D D

Keep the 12 bar constant and experiment with the lead/scale section making it up as you
along. It can sound really cool after you get the hang of it.
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