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Alternate fingerings for blues scale form 5

Because of the way that the notes fall on the neck of the guitar, there are a couple of different ways that you can finger blues scale form 5. Which one you use really depends on where you came from, and where you are going. All of them are valid ways to play the scale in different situations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the way that was listed on the previous page. This is used more when going up the scale.

|--1--|--1--|-----|-----|--4--|
|-----|-----|--2--|-----|--4--|
|-----|--1--|-----|--3--|-----|
|-----|--1--|--2--|--3--|-----|
|-----|--1--|-----|-----|--4--|
|--1--|--1--|-----|-----|--4--|
         |
       12th fret

This is basically the same form as above, but is more common when coming back down in the scale.

|-----|--1--|-----|-----|--4--|-----|
|-----|-----|--2--|-----|--4--|--4--|
|-----|--1--|-----|--3--|-----|-----|
|-----|--1--|--2--|--3--|-----|-----|
|-----|--1--|-----|-----|--4--|-----|
|--1--|--1--|-----|-----|--4--|-----|
         |
       12th fret

 

It is also common to shift up on the 2nd string like in the following fingering.

|-----|--1--|-----|-----|--4--|-----|
|-----|-----|--1--|-----|--3--|--4--|
|-----|--1--|-----|--2--|-----|-----|
|-----|--1--|--2--|--3--|-----|-----|
|-----|--1--|-----|-----|--4--|-----|
|--1--|--1--|-----|-----|--4--|-----|
         |
       12th fret

 

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