Of course not. But he sure makes it sound good.

Intermediate

Intermediate

  • Learn how to tweak the minor pentatonic scale to create a jazzier sound for the blues.
  • Dramatically increase your soloing vocabulary.
  • Dive deep into Robben Ford’s unique style.
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I’ve gleaned so much from listening to Robben Ford’s music. His incredible understanding of blues harmony and jazz vocabulary has been a deep inspiration. Over the years I’ve come to discover the “Robben Ford” scale. Of course, he didn’t invent it, but he has taken this sound and created a lifetime of music from it. Simply put, it’s a minor pentatonic scale (1–b3–4–5–b7) where the b7 is replaced with a 6. In the key of A, this would be A–C–D–E–F#.
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