#1
i would say im an intermediate guitarist, but all i've really built on is tabs and just playing by ear.. im starting to learn some blues scales but dont really know what to do with them. how do shake em up?
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#3
Quote by Peace Frog1
i would say im an intermediate guitarist, but all i've really built on is tabs and just playing by ear.. im starting to learn some blues scales but dont really know what to do with them. how do shake em up?


Definitely learn some solos.

learn what others have done. Get inspired by playing their solos, use your knowledge to make sense of what they're doing, then use your creativity to develop your own unique style.
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#4
Quote by bangoodcharlote
You mess around and "borrow" licks from Clapton and SRV.


Sure you do that, however you should understand the scale as well as know how to play it

It's all well and good knowing the shapes however if someone asked you to play in Db or something you need to know where the roots are on the neck and if it's blues like you asked, the flattened 5th in the scale.
#6
pentatonic scale?

and practice your phrasing
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