Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

It all starts with a scale…the blues scale. This variation on the pentatonic scale is one that you’ve heard many times in popular music and believe it or not, is fairly easy to learn. This small group of notes is truly the foundation for the blues and all the styles that the blues has influenced over the years. This lesson will take you on a tour of blues scales, patterns and licks that will prepare you to tackle even more challenging material. • Concise explanation of the pentatonic scale and how it relates to the blues scale • Fingerings and position patterns for the blues scale in the key of A • Various licks that weave through the blues scale and require a technical a rhythmic approach to playing