The C Major Blues Scale contains the following notes:

C – D – Eb – E – G – A

For a complete lesson on the Major Blues Scale, read this lesson.

If you already know about the major blues scale and would just like to know how to play it in five positions as well as the open position of C, read on. This page includes notation/tabs and scale diagrams for each position along the fretboard.

Here’s how to play the C Major blue scale in the open position.

Open Position C Major Blues Scale

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C Major Blues Scale CAGED Positions

Here are the 5 CAGED positions for the C Major blues scale (notes and tabs).

2nd Position (lowest fret is 2)

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5th Position (lowest fret is 5)

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7th Position (lowest fret is 7)

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9th Position (lowest fret is 9)

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12th Position (lowest fret is 12)

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Further Reading

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