Country Guitar Scales are worth knowing, they’ll save you hours of messing around. Really they are just Minor Blues Scales starting on a different note. I’ve done them in basic TAB and music notation for guitar.
Most guitar players want shortcuts, from my experience, these scales are the greatest shortcut for improvisation and soloing that I have ever encountered. People that can’t really solo of songs suddenly find that their guitar playing opens up.
If you are new to guitar you may not realise how many years of work I’ve just saved save you by posting this article. Practice slowly, with feeling. Below I have listed the three basic chords for each of the scales, yes there are more and aso many more scales. And yes there are many more fingerings, but you know what? These work!
Chords listed below, the scales followed by 3 basic chords
C Country Scale: C D Eb E G A C
Chords : C F G
G Country Scale: G A Bb B D E G
Chords: G C D
D Country Scale: D E F F# A B D
Chords: D G A
A Country Scale: A B C C# E F# A
Chords: A D E
E Country Scale: E F# G G# B C# E
Chords: E A B
I have uploaded the printable version click the link for the acrobat reader pdf file: country_blues_scales
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