Top 5 Famous Riffs based on the Blues Scale

A great way to learn how to apply scales to your playing is to learn riffs that use that scale.

In this lesson, we look at riffs and lead lines that are based on the Blues Scale in position 1 and beyond!

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Blues Scale position 1 

Notes with square around them show the notes that we add to the minor pentatonic scale to get the Blues Scale.

Songs featured in this tutorial

Sunshine Of Your Love by Cream

Roadhouse Blues by The Doors

Heartbreaker by Led Zeppelin

Enter Sandman by Metallica​

Beating Around The Bush by AC/DC (featured at the start of the video)