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Discuss the Banjo lesson: Intro to Minor Blues Scale

https://banjobenclark.com/lessons/intro-to-minor-blues-scale-banjo-advanced

Some of the coolest banjo licks I know employ the minor blues scale! We need to know it, so let’s learn what it is and how to use it…and of course some hot licks!

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Here’s a great pre-req lesson: https://banjobenclark.com/lessons/introduction-to-melodic-banjo-banjo

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Loved the triplets! Something to work on for sure! :+1:

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Thank you! Some things are beginning to click now (licks & scales). I surely do appreciate this one immensely. Great stuff, Ben!

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The dogs love red meat…I see this stuff in a lot of stuff, this fill the gaps. Really like it when the theory is there to hang everything onto. Also seeing how to apply it is great.

Great Lesson @BanjoBen I have always kinda steered well clear of bluesy stuff, But I am really enjoying working through this lesson. I am halfway through the licks section struggling to get some clean notes on the thumb over the 5th string section.

Some fun stuff! Now to get the fingers to go in these foreign territories. I have learned some melodic songs, all in G, so I’m used to playing a bit up the neck, but found myself going to ‘familiar’ frets. Really will enjoy learning to use different parts of the neck.

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Hi @captstevehardy Welcome to @BanjoBen 's Forum. I too love this lesson, It amazes me how I just keep discovering new things on the fret board in every new lesson I work through.

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Hey @BanjoBen in the Learn the Licks section, measure 51, where you do that amazing choke. How do you get the warble into the choke. I hear you do it a lot and try as I might I just can’t seem to replicate that sound and I end up with either a simple bend and release or I stumble, getting my fingers caught up in the strings

Hmmm, I can’t really say unless I could hear your attempt, perhaps?