How To Play Uptown Blues

Uptown Blues is the sound you hear from blues players that tend to have a jazzier sound to their playing. Robben Ford and Duke Robillard are a couple examples. Most blues players tend to use the minor blues scale predominantly, which is the most common tool for playing the blues. Lightning Hopkins is a good example of using the minor blues scale primarily. While there may be various tricks used to get that uptown sound, a great way to get it is to mix the major blues scale with the minor blues scale, creating a hybrid of the two scales. In This series of videos I explain how to combine the major and minor blues scales to get that uptown blues sound. If you like the videos please subscribe and leave comments. I tend to produce more videos when I get feedback from the public. Enjoy and keep jamming!

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