The Major Blues Scale for Guitar

The Major Blues Scale is an extension of the Major Pentatonic Scale that adds the 3♭ (flat third) note to the scale.

Click on a Tab to View the Major Blues Scale for Each Root Note

C
D
E
F
G
A
B

The Major Blues Scale uses the 1, 3♭, 3, 5 and 6 notes of a scale.

The 3♭ note is often referred to as the "blue note" and adds tension to the sound of the scale.

The diagram below shows the 5 Major Blues Scale Patterns spread over the length of the guitar neck. Notice how the patterns overlap and connect to eachother down the guitar neck. The diagrams below show the Major Blues Scale for the key of A♭ major.

major blues guitar scale diagram

Major Blues Scale Guitar Tabs

Blues Scale (minor)