The Minor Blues Scale With a Major 7

How to build a minor blue scale with a major seventh

There are several minor blues scales, the most known is the minor blues scale with a b5 between the fourth (4) and the fifth (5). There is also a minor blues scale with a major third (3) between the minor third (b3) and the fourth (4). These two scales are great tools when you want to add a blues touch to your improvisations. However, there are two other forms of minor blues scales that include a major seventh (7) :

  • The minor blues scale with a major seventh 7 and a flat fifth (b5). The formula is 1 - b3 - 4 - b5 - 5 - 7
Minor blues scale with a major 7 - Form 1 1 b3 4 b5 5 7
G minor blues G Bb C Db D F#

 

You see in the neck diagram below the two blue notes (b5 and 7).


Minor blues scale with 7 and b5

  • The minor blues scale with a major 7th and a minor seventh but without a b5. The formula is  1 - b3 - 4 - 5 - b7 - 7
Minor blues scale with a 7 - Form 2 1 b3 4 5 b7 7
G minor blues G Bb C D F F#

 

The following shape show you how to play the minor blues scale with a major seventh onto the guitar neck.

Minor blues scale with 7

 

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Last edited: 05/07/2018