I am fairly new to playing the guitar now backed with some theory. I was exercising the A Blues Major scale for a while now and had some very cool insights. The latest is the assumption that the A Blues Major and the A Blues Minor meet at some point.

This is the A Blues Minor Scale in the mode of the 5th fred.

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It is the same pattern as the A Blues Major I learned when being in the box of 2nd to 5th fred.

Is this some kind of pivot point to give me a way to switch to another scale?

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    Yep. It's very handy to to be able to play this shape in the fifth position for minor/blues and in the second position for a more major/country sound. Not sure what you mean by 'pivot point'. since one can just move to another scale at will. – PeterJ Feb 6 at 11:24
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    What you've shown are Am blues and Cmaj blues notes. They're relative to each other, there's no pivot point here, but if you take the whole pattern down 3 frets, you're at the A maj blues spot. Pivot point, 'A', surprisingly! – Tim Feb 6 at 11:39
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    ... and then they both go into a bar... – Carl Witthoft Feb 6 at 13:37

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