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Hey, guys. Claude Johnson here from guitarcontrol.com.
I’m happy to be with you today and I want to talk about
using the blue note to spice-up your pentatonic licks
What is a blue note? Well, it’s basically the flatted fifth.
I’m not going to go into the history of why they call it the
blue note, but basically it makes it sound more bluesy.
Here’s how you find it. Take any key. Let’s just take the key
of A and if you count up the major scale, count up five notes
from the beginning, that’s E in the key of A. Now you go one
note flat from that. There’s your blue note, E flat.
One cool way to use this note in the root position is on the
G string. I talked in another video about how there are so
many licks just like on the G and B strings. Usually in the
key of A we’re using 5th fret, 7th fret. So here this E flat
is on the 8th fret. Hopefully you can work that in in just
any lick that you play.
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