How to Play the Blues Scale on Bass GuitarThe six-note blues scale is one of the most commonly used scales in soloing. Consequently, learning how to play the blues scale on bass guitar is essential. The blues scale is so popular because it’s comfortable to play, it’s easy to move around, and it sounds great.
When you create a solo with the blues scale, it’s going to sound bluesy. Let your ears be the judge of which notes you can linger on and which notes you should use as passing tones (unaccented notes that connect two strong notes). Just like salt for the soup: When you add the right amount, it’s delicious; when you use too much, you spoil it.
This figure shows blues-scale pattern. What follows gives you a more step-by-step approach to getting the blues scale under your fingers.