Guitar Scale, key of B Blues




Intervals of the (B) Blues Scale are: WH-W-H-H-WH-W steps.

The notes of the B Blues Scale are: (B  ) (D  ) (E  ) (F  ) (F) (A).


e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|-----------------2--4--'--4--2----------------------------------------------------
D|--------2--3--4-----------------4--3--2-------------------------------------------
A|--2--5-----------------------------------5--2-------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    B Blues Scale Tab: (1a)1b)1c)1d)1e)(2a)2b)2c)2d)2e)2f)2g)(3a)3b)(0a)0b)

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|------------------7--9--'--9--7---------------------------------------------------
A|---------7--8--9-----------------9--8--7------------------------------------------
E|--7--10-----------------------------------10--7-----------------------------------


    B Blues Scale Tab: (1a)1b)1c)1d)1e)(2a)2b)2c)2d)2e)2f)2g)(3a)3b)(0a)0b)

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|---------------------12--14--'--14--12--------------------------------------------
E|--7--10--12--13--14---------------------14--13--12--10--7-------------------------


    B Blues Scale Tab: (1a)1b)1c)1d)1e)(2a)2b)2c)2d)2e)2f)2g)(3a)3b)(0a)0b)

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|--------------------0--'--0-------------------------------------------------------
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|-----0--2--3--4--7-----------7--4--3--2--0----------------------------------------
A|--2-----------------------------------------2-------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    B Blues Scale Tab: (1a)1b)1c)1d)1e)(2a)2b)2c)2d)2e)2f)2g)(3a)3b)(0a)0b)

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|--2--5--7--8--9--12--14--'--14--12--9--8--7--5--2---------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    B Blues Scale Tab: (1a)1b)1c)1d)1e)(2a)2b)2c)2d)2e)2f)2g)(3a)3b)(0a)0b)

e|-----------------5--7--'--7--5----------------------------------------------------
B|--------5--6--7-----------------7--6--5-------------------------------------------
G|--4--7-----------------------------------7--4-------------------------------------
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    B Blues Scale Tab: (1a)1b)1c)1d)1e)(2a)2b)2c)2d)2e)2f)2g)(3a)3b)(0a)0b)

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|--------------------10--12--'--12--10---------------------------------------------
G|---------9--10--11---------------------11--10--9----------------------------------
D|--9--12-------------------------------------------12--9---------------------------
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    B Blues Scale Tab: (1a)1b)1c)1d)1e)(2a)2b)2c)2d)2e)2f)2g)(3a)3b)(0a)0b)

e|--------0--1--2--5--7--'--7--5--2--1--0-------------------------------------------
B|-----3-----------------------------------3----------------------------------------
G|--4-----------------------------------------4-------------------------------------
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    B Blues Scale Tab: (1a)1b)1c)1d)1e)(2a)2b)2c)2d)2e)2f)2g)(3a)3b)(0a)0b)

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-------------------10--12--'--12--10----------------------------------------------
G|-----7--9--10--11---------------------11--10--9--7--------------------------------
D|--9-------------------------------------------------9-----------------------------
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    B Blues Scale Tab: (1a)1b)1c)1d)1e)(2a)2b)2c)2d)2e)2f)2g)(3a)3b)(0a)0b)

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|--------------------------12--'--12-----------------------------------------------
G|------------------11--14-------------14--11---------------------------------------
D|------12--14--15-----------------------------15--14--12---------------------------
A|--14-----------------------------------------------------14-----------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    B Blues Scale Tab: (1a)1b)1c)1d)1e)(2a)2b)2c)2d)2e)2f)2g)(3a)3b)(0a)0b)

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------12--'--12--------------------------------------------------
G|--4--7--9--10--11--14-------------14--11--10--9--7--4-----------------------------
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    B Blues Scale Tab: (1a)1b)1c)1d)1e)(2a)2b)2c)2d)2e)2f)2g)(3a)3b)(0a)0b)

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|--0--3--5--6--7--10--12--'--12--10--7--6--5--3--0---------------------------------
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    B Blues Scale Tab: (1a)1b)1c)1d)1e)(2a)2b)2c)2d)2e)2f)2g)(3a)3b)(0a)0b)

e|----------12--13--14--+--+--'--+--+--14--13--12-----------------------------------
B|--12--15-----------------------------------------15--12---------------------------
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    B Blues Scale Tab: (1a)1b)1c)1d)1e)(2a)2b)2c)2d)2e)2f)2g)(3a)3b)(0a)0b)

e|--7--10--12--13--14--+--+--'--+--+--14--13--12--10--7-----------------------------
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    B Blues Scale Tab: (1a)1b)1c)1d)1e)(2a)2b)2c)2d)2e)2f)2g)(3a)3b)(0a)0b)

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|--2--0-----------------------------------0--2-------------------------------------
E|--------2--1--0--+--+--'--+--+--0--1--2-------------------------------------------


    B Blues Scale Tab: (1a)1b)1c)1d)1e)(2a)2b)2c)2d)2e)2f)2g)(3a)3b)(0a)0b)

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|--7--5--2--1--0--+--+--'--+--+--0--1--2--5--7-------------------------------------


    B Blues Scale Tab: (1a)1b)1c)1d)1e)(2a)2b)2c)2d)2e)2f)2g)(3a)3b)(0a)0b)


The B Blues Scale is a minor pentatonic scale, with an additional note (F) -called a blue note or passing tone -between the 3rd and 4th notes (E &F) of the B Minor Pentatonic Scale. For the Blues Scale in the key of B, the distances on the guitar fretboard from each preceding tone to the next higher note of the blues scale are: whole and a half step (B-D), whole step (D-E), half step (E-F), half step (F-F), whole and a half step (F-A); whole step (A-B).


The B Blues Scale notes of the chromatic octave can be located by number of steps to the scale tone, and also by their ionian diatonic interval from the key tone; B. Refer to the next line to find any of the notes of the B Blues Scale by its interval from the root note. The notes of the B Blues Scale are, ascending by step/interval from the root note; B- root note (Prime), whole-and-a-half step (Aug2/Min3) -D, two-and-a-half steps (Perf4) -E, three steps (Aug4/Dim5) -F, three-and-a-half steps (Perf5) -F, five steps (Aug6/Min7) -A.


With the tonic of the Blues Scale on B, the note an octave lower than each of the tones of the scale is (an) interval descending from the tonic: for B: six step (octave), D: four and a half steps (maj6), E: three and a half steps (perf5), F: three steps (perf4), F: two and a half steps (maj2), A: whole step (maj2). This descending interval from the tonic (B) locates the note an octave lower in pitch than the tone of the B Blues Scale listed.




This easy guitar scale reference details the intervals and notes of the B Blues Scale at a glance:
» The text on the practice page lists the notes and intervals of the Blues Scale in the key of B.


» The practice section includes several B Blues Scale guitar tabs denoting the scale in various fingerings and positions. Each tab lists the notes proceeding from the tonic (B), through each note of the scale and descending back to the tonic. Select a tablature from the menu at the bottom of the tab section for a variation of the B Blues Scale to practice.


» The guitar fretboard animation for the B Blues Scale illustrates the notes of the scale in ascending order by octave, it shows each of the playable notes of the scale on the fretboard, (B , D , E , F , F, A), by octave. After getting comfortable with a variation of the B Blues Scale from the tab section, watch the animation while practicing to see how it coheres with the scale pattern across the fretboard. You can see how each of the notes of the B Blues Scale has additional unison and octave notes on the guitar that can be incorporated into your melody.