Classical Scales

Natural Major, Natural Minor,
Harmonic Major, Harmonic Minor,
Melodic Minor

Jazz Scales

Augmented, Suspended Pentatonic,
Bebop Major, Whole-Half Diminished,
Bebop Minor, Half-Whole Diminished,
Bebop Dominant, Whole Tone

Rock and Blues Scales

Major Pentatonic,
Minor Pentatonic,
Major Blues, Minor Blues

World and Exotic Scales

Spanish, Hungarian Minor, Persian,
Oriental, Arabian, Japanese, Balinese,
Indian (Raga Asavari)



A minor blues scale

The minor blues scale in other keys:

C C# D Eb E F F# G Ab A Bb B
notes on piano keyboard (one octave)
notes on piano keyboard -  a minor blues scale

a minor blues scale - staffs (notes) and guitar tab

* the figures behind the staff reperesent a guitar tab.


Blues minor scales derive from a pentatonic minor scale, that also so called Rock Scale, but in the blues scale there's one more
additional note that makes all the difference in sounding, in A minor blues scale it's the D# note.

blues and pentatonic minor boxes

the blues scale really sounds very bluesy, try to improvise playing different variations of notes around the scale,
add trills, bends, etc... experiment with phrasing and pausing. It's really easy and fun to play blues solos!