Blues Lessons. Part 3 - Blues Scales

You`ll learn a ouple of blues licks.

9
(BU)=Bend Up (RE)= Release (HO)=Hammer On (PU)=Pull Off (V)=Vibrate (SL)=Slide
Lick 1
|--7(BU,RE)--5-------------------------------5-----------|
|---------------7(BU,RE)--5------------------------------|
|----------------------------7(BU,RE)--5-----------------|
|-----------------------------------------7--------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|

Lick 2 + Lick 3
|--5--7(HO)--5-----5----|--------------------------------|
|--5--7(HO)--5-----5----|--------------------------------|
|---------------7--6----|--5--7(HO)--5-----5-------------|
|-----------------------|--5--7(HO)--5-----5-------------|
|-----------------------|---------------8--7-------------|
|-----------------------|--------------------------------|

Lick 4
|------------5-------------------------------------------------|
|---------5-----8(PO)--5-----5---------------------------------|
|--7(BU)------------------8-----8--7(PO)--5(PO)----7-----5(V)--|
|------------------------------------------------7----7--------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|

Lick 5
|----------12--15--11(SL)--12----------------------------------|
|------13----------------------13------------------------------|
|--14------------------------------14--12----------------------|
|------------------------------------------14--13--12(V)-------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|

Lick 6
|-----------------------8--7--5--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------5(SL)--7--5-------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------5--------------5(SL)--7--5--------------2----|
|--------5--6--7-----7---------------------------0--1--2-------|
|--5--8---------------------------------------0----------------|

Lick 7
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--5---------5---------5---------5-----------------------------|
|-----7(BU)-----7(BU)-----7(BU)-----7--5--4--5(HO)-------------|
|---------------------------------------------------7----------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|

Lick 8
|--5--8-----5--------------------------------------------------|
|--------8-----8--5--8-----5-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------8-----7--8-----5(V)--------------------|
|-----------------------------------7--------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|

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    miskatsu
    And these licks aren't so great, too beginner licks... I improveise licks better... AND PEOPLE THESE LICKS ARE OBVIOUSLY IN THE KEY OF "A"!
    miskatsu
    bama wrote: why is the name of this lesson blues scales? these are just derived solos riffs from scales. you didnt even tell what key they were in. this would confuse the crap out of a bigginer. If your going to call something scales. at least you could put the scale pattern beside the lick or tell what key its in.
    hoah bama this is quite clearly in A...
    SilverSpurs616
    Some nice licks, but not overly helpful. What key are they in? What scale are they using? Intermediate players can work this out, but what about those new to theory and guitar? Not an impressive lesson I'm afraid.
    fleh
    to bama - the name fur ths lesson is switched wiv blues part 2 wich IS about the scales wiv no liks
    bama
    why is the name of this lesson blues scales? these are just derived solos riffs from scales. you didnt even tell what key they were in. this would confuse the crap out of a bigginer. If your going to call something scales. at least you could put the scale pattern beside the lick or tell what key its in.
    playerwannabe
    hey the readers of lesson 2 of this series were looking for these licks. has anybody seen the scales? I thought they might be in here. I guess I'll go look in lessons 4 and 5.
    TNfootballfan62
    It probably would have been more usefull to tell about the scales used to make these licks instead of just the licks. I have no problems with those licks, but its all just kind of random. Review the pentatonic scale with blues notes, etc. 2 stars.
    thesmartguy50
    hmm... i like the fact that you put some practice solos on this page, but don't you think you should have put the scales that you would be using first, so as to let people know what they are doing? Still, if you know what scales they are, then these solos make a lot of sense, and i like them. However, in the event that you do another article w/ solos, you might wanna add the original scale first. I will give it 5 stars, though
    PaNTs0r
    thank god for blues. I'm so bored of powerchords and pop-fu*king-punk at the moment its ridiculous.