#1
So lately I've gotten into Hendrix style blues solos and I have to admit I think I'm in love. However I think I've pretty much exhausted all the blues scales I've managed to find. Anyone out there know some new and different blues scales or a site where I could find them?
#2
There's only one blues scale. Anything with the intervals 1 b3 4 b5 5 7 is a blues scale.

You can, however, play it all over the neck. You definately have NOT exhausted it.
#3
dont get limited to the blues scale i did and now its taking alot to get a non-bluesy feel as much as i like it its not meant for everything
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#4
Not an answer to your question, but what blues scales are there other than the Blues scale and the Minor pentonic?
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#5
try the minor pentatonic, srv used it and even hendrix dabbled in it
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#6
Ah thanks to everyone who replied, it's a big help. Okay so there is only one "blues scale" where I got confused was a year ago in jazz band our director taught us several variations for use in improv and such. Much thanks :-)
#7
okay
dont let anyone else tell you otherwise
that is the ONLY base that there is on solos besides the pentatonic
without these there would be NO SUCH thing as a solo
every riff, lick, there is is based on a blues or pentatonic scale
simple as that
#8
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There's only one blues scale. Anything with the intervals 1 b3 4 b5 5 7 is a blues scale.

You can, however, play it all over the neck. You definately have NOT exhausted it.

You can play it all over the neck. I wrote out "modes" to the blues scale and there are some interesting sounding shapes.
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#9
Or, take two blues scales, rooted on the 6th and b7th of a dominant chord - switch back and forth between them: The one on the 6th is mostly inside, while the one on the b7th contains lots of fun altered tones.
#10
Considering the key your piece is in, play your blues scale as if it was the major, and not the relative minor, then, ontop of the blues scale add the chord tones of the chords your playing, and try and finish bars on these stronger melody notes. i find it sounds really good. a nice dark edge to it