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Watch the Level 1: Blues Bends online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Take 5: Blues Bends

Let's check out a slow blues in A using two specific whole step bends found in the Am pentatonic scale: the D to E, which is the 4th to the 5th, and G to A, which is the b7 to the root. These two notes are a great way to get into bending and outlining the changes on an A blues as well.

An A minor pentatonic scale is spelled A-C-D-E-G, as you can see the scale is made up of whole steps and minor thirds. The two whole step bends we'll be working on are the most common bends in the pentatonic scale.