I really enjoy playing the blues and I love the applications of blues you can use on the five-string banjo, whether you are playing blues songs or bluegrass. In this section, let’s at least touch on some of the ways we can play the blues and add blues influences to our banjo playing. As I’ve consistently said, my goal is to give you some practical tools on which to build, and my aim is just that again in this section. Start by learning the notes in the blues scale and getting a little exercise in the left hand at the same time. Learning these scales will get you started on the right path to adding a little more soul to your banjo playing.