About Thomas Berglund
My name is Thomas Berglund and I´m a swedish musician and guitar teacher.
I have played in various genres through the years but no matter what style I play in there´s the improvisation moment I search. I love jazz, blues, country and many styles but there´s in the improvisation my heart is. So....my intention is to have lessons in various genres but to put in solo scales, phrasing and stuff from the improvisation that makes the music comes alive.
For more lessons you can go to my guitar lesson site.
...and here can you listen to my music!
/all the best
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Develop your Blues Guitar soloing by using the minor 6th pentatonic scale adding the 9th tone in the playing
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. In this lesson I´ll show and discuss the minor 6th pentatonic scale adding the 9th tone and how to use it in the blues guitar soloing.
Below you have the A minor 6th pentatonic scale and the same scale including the 9th tone.
A minor 6th pentatonic scale
A minor 6th pentatonic scale with the 9th tone
These scales creates variations 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.
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
The backing track for you to practice with is in the end of the video.
Hope you´ll find this lesson useful and good luck!