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12 Bar Blues In F Major 80BPM

 

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This is a 12 Bar Blues in F major at 80 BPM.

Remember to start with the basic pentatonic box shapes you already know. Start with the first box shape and put the "1" (the root note of the scale) on the right note for the backing track. Since this one is in F, put the "1" on the 1st fret of the bottom E string and you are on your way.

F - I (one chord) 4 measures
B-flat - IV (four chord) 2 measures
F - I (one chord) 2 measures
C - V (five chord) 1 measures
B-flat - IV (four chord) 2 measures
F - I (one chord) 1 measures
C - V (five chord) 1 measures

The MP3 backing track audio file can be used in the player at the bottom of this lesson page. Or you are welcome to download it and use it in a media player or digital audio workstation (DAW) to play or record your own 12 bar blues!

For more on how to play lead solos over blues using the pentatonic box shapes check out my other tutorials here:

Pentatonic Scale Basics

Pentatonic Scales: Boxes & Frameworks
Pentatonic Minor Scale Exercise: All 5 Shapes
Pentatonic Major Scale Exercise: All 5 Shapes
Connecting Pentatonic Patterns: Series 1
Connecting Pentatonic Patterns: Series 2
Connecting Pentatonic Patterns: Series 3

Blues Licks Using Pentatonic Scales

Basic Standard Blues Licks In A Minor Pentatonic
E Blues Rhythm & Lead: Series 1
E Blues Rhythm & Lead: Series 2
Major Notes In Minor Pentatonic Series 1
Major Notes in Minor Pentatonic Series 2
Major Notes In Minor Pentatonic Series 3
Major Notes In Minor Pentatonic Series 4

With all that in mind, let's play some blues!

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