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Now let's add our second tension note to our pentatonic scale pattern.

In the previous lesson we reviewed our pentatonic scale pattern, and then we added the tension note here in the 6th fret of the A string. Now let's keep going up the scale after that until we reach the 7th fret of the G string. After that we'll use our pinky to add the new note 8th fret of the G string. Hear that cool blues tension?!

Now you'll notice that this note in the 8th fret of the G string is the same as the 6th fret of the A string we added in the previous lesson only an octave higher.

If you've forgotten what the concept of the octave means remember how we talked about a grown man and a child singing a song together. They're singing the same melody but one is low and the other is high. That's the same as this. They're both E-flat notes, but one is a higher E-flat.

You can also think of a piano and how all the notes repeat again and again from low to high.

Now let's practice this higher portion of the blues scale.

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