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Music notation for the Blues Pentonic scale

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by Bluez Dawg, Jan 2, 2006.


  1. I Hope I spelt this right? But I am looking for the pentac blues scale in music notation instead of tabs.


    I think I have the basic understanding of tabs but not really.


    I think the scale is like E string 1 3
    A string 3 5
    D string 5 7
    G string 7 9


    FOR THE Pentonic blues scale am I right?
     
  2. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    Minor Pentatonic add flat five blues scale:

    Root + minor 3rd + perfect 4th + flat 5th + perfect 5th + minor 7th (root)

    So in G it would be:

    4th (E) string - 3rd fret

    3rd (A) string - 1st fret, 3rd fret, 4th fret, 5th fret

    2nd (D) string - 3rd fret (5th fret)

    The notes in the G minor pentatonic add flat five blues scale are: G Bb C Db D F (G)

    I hope that helps - I have no idea how to write musical notation in a post.
     
  3. No worries least your trying to help. So thats the pentec scale I think i have been playing for my warm up and finger exercise haha.
     
  4. ErikP.Bass

    ErikP.Bass Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2004
    The above post pretty much sums it up.

    If you use the below link and select the last item under contents - The BLUES SCALE and Its Use - you'll see all twelve blues scales notated in both treble and bass clef.

    http://www.jazzbooks.com/jazzhandbook/

    Someone posted this link here before. Lots of great information.
     
  5. Thanks Ericp booked marked the page. Man this scale sounds sweet when you go down and then up :)


    Btw I looked at the rush song for twilight zone and I went "***" haha I guess I need to go back to school and learn some mroe on music Ok back to my msuic teacher ).
     
  6. Thanks for the Link