E Pentatonic Blues Guitar Scale – How to Play it

Now we are up on the third lesson about pentatonic blues scales. Let’s give it up for the E pentatonic blues scale! Take out your guitar and let’s hit it.

Yes, the root note is “E”. And the blue note here is the A#.

So as the illustration shows, you begin playing the open low E string and work your way up to the E sound one octave higher which is on the 2nd fret of the D4 string.

See and experience for yourself as you follow this figure:

E Pentatonic Blues Scale 1

And here’s the tab:

E Pentatonic Blues Scale 1 tab

That was really easy, wasn’t it? And it was a good warm up for your fingers too.

So now, let’s proceed to the second pattern. As the figure shows, you begin by playing the E note on the 7th fret of the A5 string and then progress your way up to the last E note on the 12th fret of the E1 string, which is two octaves higher. That means that there are 3 different E sounds here.

Here’s the figure:

E Pentatonic Blues Scale 2

And here’s the tab:

E Pentatonic Blues Scale 2 tab

I’m pretty sure that your fret fingers would definitely get some stretching there, so I suggest you take advantage of this fact and use this scale for practicing.

Before we end, here’s a bonus video where you can learn 5 different patterns of the E pentatonic blues scale (up to the 12th fret).

If you want to learn more you can visit all-guitar-chords.com and get the full pattern for the E pentatonic blues scale (click here).

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