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Using the minor 6th pentatonic scale

with the 9th tone in blues

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Blues Course

Copyright © Thomas Berglund, TeeBeeMusik

Various Genre Course

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In this lesson I´ll show and discuss the minor 6th pentatonic scale with the 9th tone and how to use it in the blues soloing.


When playing blues guitar one can get stucked in the blues scale and the common minor pentatonic scale. To develop and go further from that the minor 6th pentatonic scale is a good choice and when you put in the 9th tone to it you have a new palette to use to your blues playing.

Below you have the A minor 6th pentatonic scale and the same scale including the 9th tone.

These scales creates varitions and a new sound to your blues playing. Down below there are two soloing lines from my playing in the guitar lesson video. They will give you some ideas to use the scales when it can be hard to get into a new scale in the beginning. Then it´s good to catch ideas from other players and go further from them to find your own way.

A minor 6th

pentatonic scale

Hope you´ll find this lesson useful and good luck!

A minor 6th

pentatonic scale

with the 9th tone

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Download the soloing lines from the link below.

The chord schedule to my playing and the backing track in the video is:

II A7 I A7 I A7 I A7 I

I D7 I D7 I A7 I A7 I

I E7 I D7 I A7 I E7 II