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The blues scale is a hexatonic scale with minor pentatonic scale.[1][2][3] But because blues notes (or blue notes) have a different form, there can be no one blues scale.[4] As named in contemporary jazz theory, its use is based on the key and not the chord,[2] unlike some chords in jazz. The semitone differences for a blues scale are 3-2-1-1-3-2 for instance- C-Eb-F-F#-G-Bb-C


  1. Ferguson, Jim (2000). All Blues Scale for Jazz Guitar, p.6. ISBN 0786652136.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Arnold, Bruce (2002). The Essentials: Chord Charts, Scales and Lead Patterns for Guitar, p.8. ISBN 1890944947.
  3. Harrison, Mark (2003). Blues Piano: Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Series, p.8. ISBN 0634061690.
  4. J. Bradford Robinson/Barry Kernfeld. "Blue Note", The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, Second Edition, London (2002)
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