How to construct and play the major blues scale

Name

This is the major blues scale.

Intervals

How to construct the major blues scale?

Use the following intervals in any order to construct this scale. Start on a specific note on which you want to construct this scale from (for instance the note "C") and calculate each interval on top of it. Afterwards, you will be able to play it on your instrument.

Perfect unison

Has 0 semitones and spans 1 naturals.

Major second

Has 2 semitones and spans 2 naturals.

Minor third

Has 3 semitones and spans 3 naturals.

Major third

Has 4 semitones and spans 3 naturals.

Perfect fifth

Has 7 semitones and spans 5 naturals.

Major sixth

Has 9 semitones and spans 6 naturals.

Chords

Which chords can you play on the major blues scale?

Cheatsheet

Play the major blues scale in any musical key

You can play the C major blues scale with the following notes.

C   D   Eb   E   G   A  

Sheet music of the C major blues scale.

The notes of the C major blues scale written down in sheet music.

C major blues on the piano.

The notes of the C major blues scale on the piano.

You can play the C# major blues scale with the following notes.

C#   D#   E   E#   G#   A#  

Sheet music of the C# major blues scale.

The notes of the C# major blues scale written down in sheet music.

C# major blues on the piano.

The notes of the C# major blues scale on the piano.

You can play the Db major blues scale with the following notes.

Db   Eb   Fb   F   Ab   Bb  

Sheet music of the Db major blues scale.

The notes of the Db major blues scale written down in sheet music.

Db major blues on the piano.

The notes of the Db major blues scale on the piano.

You can play the D major blues scale with the following notes.

D   E   F   F#   A   B  

Sheet music of the D major blues scale.

The notes of the D major blues scale written down in sheet music.

D major blues on the piano.

The notes of the D major blues scale on the piano.

You can play the D# major blues scale with the following notes.

D#   E#   F#   F##   A#   B#  

Sheet music of the D# major blues scale.

The notes of the D# major blues scale written down in sheet music.

D# major blues on the piano.

The notes of the D# major blues scale on the piano.

You can play the Eb major blues scale with the following notes.

Eb   F   Gb   G   Bb   C  

Sheet music of the Eb major blues scale.

The notes of the Eb major blues scale written down in sheet music.

Eb major blues on the piano.

The notes of the Eb major blues scale on the piano.

You can play the E major blues scale with the following notes.

E   F#   G   G#   B   C#  

Sheet music of the E major blues scale.

The notes of the E major blues scale written down in sheet music.

E major blues on the piano.

The notes of the E major blues scale on the piano.

You can play the F major blues scale with the following notes.

F   G   Ab   A   C   D  

Sheet music of the F major blues scale.

The notes of the F major blues scale written down in sheet music.

F major blues on the piano.

The notes of the F major blues scale on the piano.

You can play the F# major blues scale with the following notes.

F#   G#   A   A#   C#   D#  

Sheet music of the F# major blues scale.

The notes of the F# major blues scale written down in sheet music.

F# major blues on the piano.

The notes of the F# major blues scale on the piano.

You can play the Gb major blues scale with the following notes.

Gb   Ab   Bbb   Bb   Db   Eb  

Sheet music of the Gb major blues scale.

The notes of the Gb major blues scale written down in sheet music.

Gb major blues on the piano.

The notes of the Gb major blues scale on the piano.

You can play the G major blues scale with the following notes.

G   A   Bb   B   D   E  

Sheet music of the G major blues scale.

The notes of the G major blues scale written down in sheet music.

G major blues on the piano.

The notes of the G major blues scale on the piano.

You can play the G# major blues scale with the following notes.

G#   A#   B   B#   D#   E#  

Sheet music of the G# major blues scale.

The notes of the G# major blues scale written down in sheet music.

G# major blues on the piano.

The notes of the G# major blues scale on the piano.

You can play the Ab major blues scale with the following notes.

Ab   Bb   Cb   C   Eb   F  

Sheet music of the Ab major blues scale.

The notes of the Ab major blues scale written down in sheet music.

Ab major blues on the piano.

The notes of the Ab major blues scale on the piano.

You can play the A major blues scale with the following notes.

A   B   C   C#   E   F#  

Sheet music of the A major blues scale.

The notes of the A major blues scale written down in sheet music.

A major blues on the piano.

The notes of the A major blues scale on the piano.

You can play the A# major blues scale with the following notes.

A#   B#   C#   C##   E#   F##  

Sheet music of the A# major blues scale.

The notes of the A# major blues scale written down in sheet music.

A# major blues on the piano.

The notes of the A# major blues scale on the piano.

You can play the Bb major blues scale with the following notes.

Bb   C   Db   D   F   G  

Sheet music of the Bb major blues scale.

The notes of the Bb major blues scale written down in sheet music.

Bb major blues on the piano.

The notes of the Bb major blues scale on the piano.

You can play the B major blues scale with the following notes.

B   C#   D   D#   F#   G#  

Sheet music of the B major blues scale.

The notes of the B major blues scale written down in sheet music.

B major blues on the piano.

The notes of the B major blues scale on the piano.