This is the second part of our pentatonic blues scales lesson series. So be ready and have some fun! The lesson for today is the D Pentatonic Blues Scale.
Now, obviously your root note here would be D. And your blue note is G#.
The basic pattern for this scale is what you see below. You begin playing the scale as you pick the open D string, then the F note on the 3rd fret of the same string, and then work your way up until you reach the higher D note on the B2 string 3rd fret.
This is really easy to practice so I can definitely say that you will memorize this in no time.
Here’s the figure:
And here’s the tab:
So how was it? I hope that you were able to get it.
Furthermore, here’s the second pattern. You start playing the D note on the 5th fret of the A5 string and progress your way to the last note on the 10th fret of the E1 string, giving you a sound two octaves higher that the starting D note. So in the end you get to hear 3 different D sounds.
See the figure:
And here is the tab:
Notice that you start playing on the 5th fret and as you work your way to the end of the scale, you finish on the 10th fret. That means that you’re covering six frets in total, and through that you get to practice your fingers’ flexibility and strength. A friendly reminder: don’t forget to make use of your pinkie finger.
If you want to learn more you can visit all-guitar-chords.com and get the full pattern for the D pentatonic blues scale (click here).