Preview 1 – Parts of the Guitar
Preview 2 – Minor Blues in E
Preview 3 – Power Chords
Preview 4 – Finger Picking
Preview 5 – Pinch Harmonics
Preview 6 – Finger Tapping
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Preview 1 – Parts of the Guitar
Preview 2 – Minor Blues in E
Preview 3 – Power Chords
Preview 4 – Finger Picking
Preview 5 – Pinch Harmonics
Preview 6 – Finger Tapping

Preview 2 – Minor Blues in E, Position 1

The blues scale is simply a minor pentatonic scale with an added note. This added note,
called the “blue note,” creates the tension and that “bluesy” sound associated with blues
style music.

The blue note is a diminished 5th, which means we add a flatted (1 semitone, or fret, down) 5th tone. Because there are now six notes, the blues scale is known as a hexatonic scale.

Just like the minor pentatonic scale, we will break down the E minor blues scale into separate “positions.” All of these positions relate to each other in the same way the minor pentatonic positions do.

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Preview 2 – Minor Blues in E, Position 1

The blues scale is simply a minor pentatonic scale with an added note. This added note,
called the “blue note,” creates the tension and that “bluesy” sound associated with blues
style music.

The blue note is a diminished 5th, which means we add a flatted (1 semitone, or fret, down) 5th tone. Because there are now six notes, the blues scale is known as a hexatonic scale.

Just like the minor pentatonic scale, we will break down the E minor blues scale into separate “positions.” All of these positions relate to each other in the same way the minor pentatonic positions do.