Ab Blues Ukulele Scale - Slack-key

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Slack-key Tuning (gCEG).
View this scale in: Standard Tuning (gCEA)G-Tuning (DGBE)D-Tuning (ADF#B)

The blues minor scale is a six-note minor scale. It is built from the pentatonic minor scale, which has the diminished fifth, or the famous "blue note". It is typically used mainly in the blues (major or minor) but also in plenty of modern Rock and Pop.

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Diagram/Chart

Staff Line Notation

Scale details

  • Type : Minor pentatonic
  • Number of notes : 6
  • Formula : 1,b3,4,#4,5,b7
  • Notes : A♭, B, D♭, D, E♭, G♭
  • Intervals : WH,W,H,H,WH,W
  • Degrees : A♭ (I - tonic), B (II - supertonic), D♭ (III - mediant), D (IV - subdominant), E♭ (V - dominant), G♭ (VI - submediant)

Scale Positions

You'll find below the 5 different positions/shapes of the Ab Blues Uke scale in Slack-key Tuning (gCEG), along with their ascending tab patterns.

Position #1

Position #2

Position #3

Position #4

Position #5

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