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Playing in F, Part 3: F Minor Blues Scale

This lesson is part of the course Theory for Mandolin and Fiddle with Chad Manning.
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Playing in F  
 
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Playing in F, Part 3: F Minor Blues Scale
Playing in F, Part 3: F Minor Blues Scale
 

To get a darker blues sound in F, Chad shows you how to use an F minor blues scale up the neck, which you’ll find by moving that D minor blues scale up three frets (or half steps).


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