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Blues

Guitar 101: The Lead Players Guide to


Improvisation, Fretboard Mastery, and Rocking
Solos
Dan Amerson


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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter I - Refresher on Natural and Pentatonic Scales
Chapter II - The CAGED System
Chapter III - Refresher on Modes and Scale Degrees
Chapter IV - Extended Chords/Notes
Chapter V - The REAL Root of Blues Chord Progressions
Blues Track
Mode Track
Chapter VI - Dominant Blues Progressions
Chapter VII - Major Blues Progression
Chapter VIII - Minor Blues Progression
Chapter IX - Solo Ideas for All Three Types of Chord Progressions
Dominant
Major
Minor
Turnarounds
Appendix A: Advanced Blues Soloing Tips
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Conclusion

Introduction; What This Book Is and Isnt



Congratulations! You have just taken a big step towards improving your skill at guitar.
Though Blues is only one genre out of many, the Blues is not only favored by many
people, but it also has been a foundation for several other genres. Hence, its a useful skill
to have in your musical repertoire.
The Blues is a very interesting subject to cover; there are some strict rules, yet others are
so open and vague that covering all the rules and exceptions would only confuse a willing
student.
We will be covering rules that will make your soloing fun and easy, but only after youve
practiced these rules for a little while.
If youre reading this in the Amazon Look Inside reader, heres a little more about what
the book is about:
What This Book Is
First, you need to have a basic understanding of scales, especially major and minor
scales in both natural and pentatonic forms (4 scales total). We will review some of these
scales, as well as introduce new ones.
However, if you arent comfortable with scales at all, my strong recommendation is to buy
and read my book on the pentatonic scales. Guitar Pentatonic Scales: Master the
Fretboard Quickly and Easily & Sound Like a Pro, In One Hour (or Less)
Second, you should have intermediate motor skills. This is a very subjective statement,
but I would consider the intermediate-level as the ability to play a series of notes (riffs)
without interruption. Sure, you may need to practice new riffs, but you are able to do it.
If you dont have this skill, improvisation becomes very difficult because you need to
learn two skills at once; improvisation, as well as figuring out how to mechanically play
the notes.
Third, know basic chords; at the very least you should know the major and minor chords.
The dominant 7th would be preferable. Knowing how to play chords at any place on the
neck is an invaluable skill.
Though we will be seeing specific example, you may be interested in learning more, if so,
you may be interested in reading my book, Guitar Chords Handbook: Learn Any Chord,
Improve Fretboard Visualization, and Read Fake-Books With Ease
Fourth, knowing your guitar modes will help you all the more when it comes to
improvisation. The fifth scale degrees chord on a diatonic major scale is a Dominant 7th,
but in the Blues, the Dominant 7 is used over all other major chords (the first and fourth
scale degrees).

There will be enough theory to understand the Blues, so theres no reason to fret. If by the
end of this book its still a bit confusing, try my book Guitar Modes: Learn Fretboard
Mastery, Play Awesome Solos and Improve at Guitar by Gaining the Skill That Few
Guitarists Have
Fifth, you need only to be able to read guitar tablature and chord charts to be able to
extract all the value from this book. Most of the valuable material will be for right-handed
players (use their left hand on the frets).

Chapter I - Refresher on Natural and Pentatonic


Scales

Soloing is much easier when you know the appropriate scales; scales are a sort of cheatsheet for guitarists to play the blues, since the right scales contain all the right notes for
you to play. You are the one that gets to choose which notes you want to play, as well as
when you want to play. This is the basis of improvisation.
When youre improvising, youre trying to communicate a thought or feeling through the
guitar. Your thoughts/feelings are best broadcasted by playing the correct notes, which
means that you need to know your scales.

Scales to Chords to Pentatonics


Since you know the major and minor scales, well review them quickly and show the
connection between them.
As you already know, the major scale has 7 distinct notes, and follows a certain set of
intervals.
Heres C major as an example: The first note of the scale is C. Thats why its bolded.
Each gap between each note is a whole tone (2 frets) apart, except for the E & F, and the B
& C, which are a semi-tone (1 fret) apart.

The relative minor to C major is A minor. You can find the relative minor by taking the
majors root (C in this example), and going down three semitone.

Both scales use the same framework, except they begin on different places.
What is need is that we can use this framework of the major scale for other key. A very
simple way of doing this is to change the notes into scale degrees. This is how I prefer to
teach, so most of this book will feature scale degrees.
Ex: C = 1; D = 2; E = 3, etc.

Lets finally give the minor scale its independence by give it its own scale degrees relative
to its roots.

The 7th and 4th are removed from the Natural Major to create the major pentatonic.

The 2nd and 6th are removed from the Natural Minor to create the minor pentatonic.
Here is the connection between the major and minor pentatonic; on the left side, you have
the major scale, on the right, the minor scale.

Chapter II - The CAGED System



When you first picked up a guitar, you probably began by playing simple chords.
A major, C major, G major, E major, D major.

Little did you know is that you were playing chords that would help you connect the
scales in your mind. What do I mean by this?

I mean that the guitars scales are very connected, and the chords help connect these scales
in your mind.

To begin, lets find the every root on your fret board. In this example, well do this on F#
major. Check the example below. Remember that the 4th and the 7th are removed to create
the major pentatonic.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Im referring to the major FORMS. Every single one of the
chords above play F# major, but by using different shapes (C major, D major, etc), you can
play the F# major (and any other chord) all over the neck.

Wow! Chords youve probably already played hundreds of times are indicating how to
play the scales all over the fret board, since you can use the chords and make an informed
guess on how/where to play your scales.
They are interconnected.

Theres a very distinct pattern here (that you should practice and memorize).
When you look for it, youll always know how to find the root of any chord youre
playing.
Minor Scale:

If you what to play the minor scale across the neck, follow the example below:

When playing scales and chords, the most accessible position is to play in the E major/E
minor form.

When soloing, these positions are the easiest way to find home base, giving you an anchor
from which you can go in any direction you please. There is not only the relative major
and minor (which are next to one another), but any one position and root could be both
major and minor. Note: you should learn to jump from a major to a minor scale and vice
versa.
Unfortunately, this is only a partial analysis of the major and minor pentatonic scales.
This is because we could spend the entire day talking about the pentatonic scales, and that
isnt the scope of this book. I have, however, written a book that extensively covers

pentatonic scales.
If you want the complete, unabridged version, check it out here: Guitar Pentatonic Scales:
Master the Fretboard Quickly and Easily & Sound Like a Pro, In One Hour (or Less)
Exercise: Practice the major and the minor scale and find the connection (relative
major/minor).
Then, cut off the respective notes to create pentatonic scales.
Last, practice the major/minor scales on the same root (starting) note.

Chapter III - Refresher on Modes and Scale


Degrees

Scale degrees might be confusing, but its crucial that you understand them.
Firstly, look at whether the letters above the chords are upper-cased or lower-cased. If it is
upper-cased, its major. If it is lower-cased, its minor.
The I is the root of a major key. The other chords are basing themselves off the notes of
this major key.
They play a role in chord progressions; notice that the first (I), fourth (IV) and fifth (V)
chords are major. These chords are a crucial part of 12 bar blues.

The modes based themselves off of these chords. Modes are quite interesting since youre
playing the same major scale, but youre starting at different points.
Just like the chords, the first, fourth, and fifth scales are major.
I - Ionian
IV - Lydian
V - Mixolydian
Just like the chords, the second, third, sixth scales are minor.
ii - Dorian
iii - Phrygian
vi - Aeolian
Just like the chord, the seventh scale is diminished.
vii - Locrian
Heres a representation of the scale degrees, with a note assigned to each one.

If you start from the I scale degree and move up to the I scale degree, you have the
Ionian (natural major) scale.

If you start from the ii scale degree and move up to the ii scale degree, you have the
Dorian scale.
If you start from the iii scale degree and move up to the iii scale degree, you have the
Phrygian scale.
If you start from the IV scale degree and move up to the IV scale degree, you have the
Lydian scale.
If you start from the V scale degree and move up to the V scale degree, you have the
Mixolydian scale.
If you start from the vi scale degree and move up to the vi scale degree, you have the
Aeolian scale (natural minor).
If you start from the vii scale degree and move up to the vii scale degree, you have the
Locrian scale.
If you change the key of the song, youre essentially shifting that set of chords, making
the I chord the root of the key.

Minor Key
You can also start that set of chords with the Aeolian (natural minor), which means that
you start the sequence at a different place. The relative minor key starts on the vi scale
degree.

We can rename the scale degrees in order to make the root the centre and give it a sense
of home-base.

The chords above mean that if youre in that specific minor key, then the chords in the
example will sound quite nice.

Chapter IV - Extended Chords/Notes



Extended chords arent terribly difficult, but it requires understanding basic chords (major,
minor, dominant 7th) before going any further.
What are the extended chords?
In short, they are chords that add extra notes; they give the chord a jazzy feel.
The most common extended chords include either a 9th, 11th, or a 13th note in the chord.
If you include the 9th, 11th or 13th in your scales or solos, youre playing extended notes.
These notes are very similar to the scale degrees weve already covered.
As you go up the scale, you reach the root note; you can call it either the 8th or the 1st.
As you move along, you move up as though youre building off of the 8th note. Thats
where you get 9th, 11th, and 13th notes.

Lets apply this example to a major scale; you have the same notes, but they are named
differently.
Chords use this concept as well; if a chord features a 9 in its name, then the 9th note of
its respective scale is heard in the chord (see below).
If a chord features an 11 in its name, then the 11th note of its respective scale is heard in
the chord (see below).
If a chord features an 13 in its name, then the 13th note of its respective scale is heard in
the chord (see below).

There are three types of 9ths, three types of 11ths, and three types of 13ths; major,
minor, and dominant. They are identified with the 3rd and 7th notes.
For instance, a major 9th, 11th, or 13th chord needs to include the major 3rd and the

major 7th.
A minor 9th, 11th, or 13th chord needs to include the minor 3rd and the minor (flat)
7th.
A dominant 9th, 11th, or 13th chord needs to include the major 3rd and the minor (flat)
7th.

Chapter V - The REAL Root of Blues Chord


Progressions

This is where the blues gets very interesting; though there is a chord progression, it is a bit
more complicated than that.
A typical 12 bar blues chord progression looks something like so:

Though E7 is the tonic chord, do we base everything on the E7 chord? Do we


automatically consider it the Ionian position?
We could indeed base everything on the I chord, but it would limit us tremendously.
Here is my best answer when it comes to soloing over the blues.

There Are Two Tracks For Soloing


1) The first track revolves around the Tonic (first scale degree) and it doesnt change,
despite the numerous chords that are played.
2) The second track revolves around the chord that is played, and changes when the
chords change.
Lets focus on each individual track, and tricks for memorizing all of them.

Track 1 - The Blues Track


This track is what you would typically equate to the Blues; pentatonic and blues scales
all around the fretboard.
This track is pretty simple after enough practice, but you need to be able to view these
scales on different positions of the neck.
On this track, your root is the tonic chords root; in this example (E7); the root is E.
Even if the chords change to A7 or B7, you will be playing around the root of E.
Here is Track 1; it shows the root of each chord that is played on the E string.

On the tonics root, you also have the root of the minor blues, the minor pentatonic.
On the flat 3rd scale degree, you have the major pentatonic. This makes sense, since it is
the tonic (minor)s relative major.
Since theyre so cohesive, we can combine the minor blues scale and the minor
pentatonic scale into one scale, which well simply call the minor blues scale.
Look how similar they are; the only difference between the two scales is the Blues note;
a #4.

Since you would want to be able to play these scales all over the neck, here is an easy
chart that will help you:

Lets look at the Minor Blues Scale, all over the neck.


Lets separate that into its individual positions.

Do you also see the major pentatonic shape within those notes?
Begin on the iii note, and work up the scale.
3, 4, 5, 7, 1, 3
That is the major pentatonic in essence.
If you include the #4, youve got the major blues pentatonic.
3, 4, #4, 5, 7, 1, 3
OR
1, 2, #2, 3, 5, 6, 1
Dont worry too much about the scale degrees just yet; simply play the notes and practice
the shapes.
This track is very easy-going since it will never clash with any of the major chords in your
progression.
The following track is a bit different; the track is a unified set of scales, but it changes
depending on the chord that is played.

Track 2 - The Mode Track


This track is called the Mode track because it contains 4 positions that each represent one
mode.
This is also the track that changes with each chord.
Why? Played over the tonic chord, this track plays over the major 3rd scale degree (the 3,
not the 3). All well and good, but what if you change to a IV7 chord? If you kept playing
the Mode Track in the I7 key, the notes and the chords would begin to clash.
So what is one to do? Simply change the Mode track to fit over each chord.
Here is the track:

Mixolydian Scale

As stated before, the root (I) of this track will always be aligned with the root of the chord
that you are playing.
The Dominant 7th arpeggio plays a set of notes, whereas the other three scales play a
different set of notes; with the latter three scales, the 9th note is accentuated.

The best part about this Mode Track is that you dont need to know each of these scales
all over the neck at all times. It would be nice to know the Dominant 7 all over, since it
tells you where to play the other three strings. You only need to know the other 3 scales in
their respective string. Stated otherwise, each scale occupies one position on the neck.
Lets start learning.


Dominant 7th

Here, you have all the notes you need to play every one of the scales of the Mode Tracks.
But lets look at each scale so that you can understand what they are.

Minor 7 (5)
The minor 7 (5) scale is as follows:
1, 3, 5, 7, 1
Its much like a minor arpeggio, but the 5 is flattened.
This scales root is on the Dominants 3rd note. It also accentuates the 9th note of the
Dominant scale, but glosses over the Dominants root.
Here is the scale on the fretboard, with the Dominant 7s root as a reference:

Minor 6
The minor 6 scale is as follows:
1, 3, 5, 6, 1

Its much like a minor arpeggio, but it contains a major 6, which in accentuated instead of
the 7.
This scales root is on the Dominants 5th note. It also accentuates the 9th note of the
Dominant scale, but glosses over the Dominants root.
Here is the scale on the fretboard, with the Dominant 7s root as a reference:

Lydian Arpeggio
The Lydian Arpeggio/Scale is as follows:
1, 3, 5, 6, 1
Its similar to a major pentatonic, except there is a 5.
This scales root is on the Dominants 7th note. It also accentuates the 9th note of the
Dominant scale, but glosses over the Dominants root.
Here is the scale on the fretboard, with the Dominant 7s root as a reference (though
Lydian technically uses a #4, we shall use a flat 5 in keeping with the other scales in the
Mode Track):

The Mode Track Put Together


Lets review this track by referring to the initial image:

Mixolydian Scale

If you want to get onto the mode tracks, begin with the Dominant 7 arpeggio, then find the
iii, the V, and the vii.
The most important thing to know is that the latter three scales skip the Dominant 7th root,
but touch the 9th.
Besides practice, you have here all that you need to master this track.

Chapter VI - Dominant Blues Progressions



Heres a typical chord progression for the dominant and major chord progression.

These have been color-coded based on what you are able to play. They are context driven.
That said, we will have to go over what youre able to play over each chord.

What To Play Over the I7 Chord


Since youre at home-base, you have plenty of liberties when it comes to soloing.
For one, youre allowed to play the major 3rd flair which is testament to blues soloing.
This is good news for you because about half of the 12 bar blues revolve around this
chord.
Here is a list of scales you can play.
Blues Track:
I - minor blues scale
iii - major pentatonic scale
Mode Track:
I - Dominant 7 scale (Mixolydian)
iii - minor 7 (5) arpeggio (Locrian)
V - minor 6 arpeggio (Dorian)
vii - Lydian arpeggio (Lydian)

What To Play Over the IV7 Chord


After moving away from home-base, you have fewer freedoms. You cant play that major
3rd flair anymore, but you have some opportunities to give your solo some style.
For one, you have the opportunity to highlight the roots 9th, 11th, and 13th. Especially
the 13th; its the IV7th 3rd note, so it gives it more flavor. The scales you pick will allow
you to do that.
Here is a list of scales you can play:
Blues Track:
I - minor blues scale
iii - major pentatonic scale
Mode Track:
IV - Dominant 7th arpeggio (Mixolydian)
vi - Minor 7 (5) arpeggio (Locrian)
I - minor 6 arpeggio (Dorian)
iii - Lydian arpeggio (Lydian)
If you leave the IV7 chord to go back to the I7 chord, youre allowed to use the major 3rd
flair at the very end of this chord.

What To Play Over the V7 Chord


Youre now near the end of the 12 bar blues. For those 1-2 measures you have near the
end, heed this advice.
Accentuate the 7th and 9th of the root (I), since it accentuates the V7 very nicely.
Otherwise, use these scales.
Blues Track:
I - minor blues scale
iii - major pentatonic scale
Mode Track:
V - Dominant 7th arpeggio (Mixolydian)
vii - Minor 7 (5) arpeggio (Locrian)
ii - minor 6 arpeggio (Dorian)
IV - Lydian arpeggio (Lydian)

Turnarounds
For the final two measures of the 12 bar blues, youre given the opportunity to end the 12
bars with a bit of flair. It also serves to introduce a new section, which is another 12 bars
starting on the I7 chord.
Turnarounds use the I7 and V7 chords; we will cover this in greater detail later on.
We will look at specific riffs and licks that you can play in the Dominant Blues
Progression.

The other two progressions (Major, Dominant) will use the Blues Track and the Mode
Track, but there will be variations.
Heres why: The Dominant Blues Scale Progression uses Dominant 7th chords, so the
mode tracks are tailored to be played over each Dominant 7th chord.
Since neither the major nor the minor blues progression needs a dominant 7th, the Mode
Track appears less frequently.

Chapter VII - Major Blues Progression


The major blues progressions are rather similar to the Dominant Blues Progression in
regards to its structure.
If a Dominant Progression uses the I7, IV7, V7 (C7, F7, and G7) chords, then a major
blues progression might use the I, IV, V (C, F, and G) major chords. However, it can use
both major and dominant 7th chords.

This changes how we approach our blues solos. For one, the root of any song with this
progression revolves around the major pentatonic/blues scale (as opposed to the minor
weve been so acquainted to). You can play the minor pentatonic/blues scales just behind
the major on the fretboard; remember, theyre connected.
As for the Mode Track, it is completely possible that it might not make an appearance.
That is, if you have no Dominant 7th chord in your song, you have no way of introducing
the Mode Track. Try playing the Mode Track on top of a Major chord, and youll hear
how it isnt very pleasant.
Often, in the cases in which you have a Dominant 7th chord, its only for a brief moment,
so you have a small window of time to play on the Mode Track before you jump back to
the Blues Track.
If thats too difficult, play a Dominant 7th arpeggio for a quick moment, or simply stick to
the Blues Track
What To Play Over the I-IV-V Chords
Whether youre at home base or in a different chord, there isnt too much variety or
difference from what you can play. However, that dont mean that you cant create
amazing riffs or chords, so here are the scales that you can play:
Blues Track:
vi - minor blues scale
I - major blues scale
I - major 7th arpeggio (as follows: 1, 3, 5, 7, 1; the 7th is one semitone away from
the root).
IV - major 7th arpeggio
Mode Tracks:
Use only when a Dominant 7th chord is present, which could be any almost chord
(I7, II7, III7 IV7, V7, etc.)

We will look at specific riffs and licks that you can play in the Major Blues Progression.

Chapter VIII - Minor Blues Progression


The Minor Blues Progression differ greatly from the other two chord progressions.
Firstly, the root is positioned differently; where the Major/Dominant Progression are based
on a major scale, the Minor Progression is based on the minor scale. So, the intervals are
different.
Heres an example of the minor scale vs the major scale; the roots are highlighted and put
in bold:

The minor scale degrees can be represented as major or Dominant scales.


Here is an example of a minor chord progression, from Bob Marleys I Shot the Sheriff;
notice that the v chord has been turned into a Dominant 7th.

What to Play Over All Chords



Blues Track:
i - Minor Blues Scale
i - Aeolian (Natural) Minor Scale
iv - Dorian Minor Scale
III - Major Blues Scale
Modes Track:
Use only when a Dominant 7th chord is present, which could be any almost chord
(I7, II7, III7 VI7, V7, etc.)

Chapter IX - Solo Ideas for All Three Types of


Chord Progressions

In this section, we will look at individual solos that apply in different contexts. Keep an
eye on the chord progressions (notated above each measure), as you can get a sense of the
notes contrasting with the chord progression.
Some of the solos belong to a song, which will be included in the title.
These solos are filled with great individual riffs that you can steal and apply to any key.
Notice that a lot of these solos are full of notes; this is to save space in this book.
However, its actually advisable to give your riffs and solos some air to breathe. There will
be a section on this later.

3 Dominant Progression Solos


These solos will include the first 10 bars of 12. Later in this book, there will be a brief list
of turnarounds, which covers the final 2 bars.
Solo 1


Solo 2


Solo 3 - Come When I Call (John Mayer)

3 Major Blues Solos


Solo 1 - Bring It On Home to Me (in C major)


Solo 2 - Dont Stop Believing Solo (in E major)


Solo 3 - When a Man Loves a Woman (in C# major)

3 Minor Blues Solos


Solo 1 - Hit the Road Jack (G# Minor)


Solo 2 - Another Brick in the Wall (D minor)


Solo 3 - I Shot the Sheriff (G minor)


Turnarounds
As mentioned before, turnarounds give you the opportunity to end your set of 12 bars
with some flair. This section looks at the final two measures. Most of the two measures
focuses and plays around the I chord, then reverts to the V chord to build some tension.
Here are some examples that you could play in almost any key:

Appendix A - Advanced Blues Soloing Tips



This section deals not so much with new material, but specific techniques to integrate the
new information that you have learned. It interpolates and creates new connections.
Using the Mode Track, you can figure out which mode you can play in four
locations. The Dominant shape uses the Mixolydian mode, the Min 7 (5) uses the
Locrian mode, etc. If you want to spice up your playing, play a mode instead of a
pentatonic/arpeggio.
Find ways to integrate the Blues Track and the Mode Track in any way that you
can. Its pretty simple; find a way to integrate the 9th. From the 9th, go up to the 3rd,
or down to the flat 7, and youre on the Mode Track.
Another way to integrate the two tracks; you can play a chromatic note between the
9th and the 3rd (9, 3, 3). The 3 and 3 are blues-related, so it segues quite easily.
When soloing, take a moment to pause and collect yourself. Like a conversation,
playing guitar is an in-out sort of thing; you take a few moments to say your
piece, and then pause a moment to breathe in.
Listen to as many different blues guitarists as you can. Steal their riffs; figure out
what theyre doing, and add it to your repertoire.
Another way to memorize the fretboard is to learn the same riffs on different places
on the neck. This way, you understand the notes (scale degrees) and NOT the
pattern. This also gives you more bang for your buck, as youre adding to your
blues vocabulary twice as fast, or faster!
When bending, youre not only able to bend whole tones to other strings, but you
can also bend up a semi-tone within a Big pentatonic note group; this works either
in the major or minor scale. This allows you to bend (in the minor scale) from the
2nd to the 3 and the 6th to the 7 and (in the major scale) from the #4th to the
5th and the 7th to the root. Practice bending everywhere, in every part of the scale.

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radio. Some are simple, such as how to end a song, others are more complicated and need

some music theory to fully teach. Though simple practice of the steps, you will be writing
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Conclusion

You now have the information to play rocking blues solos! Please read this book once
more to assimilate the information. Also, make sure that you pull out the guitar to practice
these individual sections.
Its important that you practice each section of this book - the pentatonic scales, the blues
scales, modes, extended chords, the two solo tracks, the chord progressions (major, minor,
dominant) and turnarounds - to be able to call upon the information whenever you need it.
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