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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2011-03-25T18:55:06+00:00 2011-03-25T18:55:06+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Blues Scales Question]]> For general all around good playing, Otis Spann
The piano players accompanying bessie Smith, I think James P Johnson, take it to a whole new level.

With blues, brevity is always the soul of wit

Statistics: Posted by dabbdc — Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:55 pm

2011-03-24T23:55:44+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Blues Scales Question]]>
I IV V (C,F,G)
transition V V# VI (G, A flat A (minor chord) up to d minor

vamp back and forth a minor d minor

Then play a D 7 and a G7 and you are back in C

Statistics: Posted by dabbdc — Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:55 pm

2010-12-23T01:50:53+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Blues Scales Question]]> Statistics: Posted by tinsmith — Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:50 am

2010-12-22T10:08:47+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Blues Scales Question]]>

Hope it helps.

Statistics: Posted by Justin11 — Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:08 am

2010-11-10T16:37:56+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Blues Scales Question]]> Practice Practice Practice!

Tinsmith....thanks for the recommendation...I'll try hammering them out and see how it works for me!

Statistics: Posted by cobra1365 — Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:37 pm

2010-11-06T02:07:52+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Blues Scales Question]]>
What I just played the keys of Cm, Fm & Gm are:

Cm Blues:

Fm Blues

Gm Blues

I think I got it.
See how close they are together.
As Dickey Betts used to say.....stay within the chord...

Statistics: Posted by tinsmith — Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:07 am

2010-11-05T18:37:29+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Blues Scales Question]]> Statistics: Posted by jeffl — Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:37 pm

2010-11-05T13:48:27+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Blues Scales Question]]>
tinsmith wrote:
All the blues scales as far as I-IV-V, same as minor pent with added goodies, are in the same position, same fret across the board.
Same thing would occur on the keyboard....just slightly different notes, but all in the same spot.

So, you're saying if I am playing in the scale of C, then complimentary scales would be F and G? If so, do you have any suggested connectors to tie the riffs together?

Statistics: Posted by cobra1365 — Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:48 pm

2010-11-05T00:38:02+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Blues Scales Question]]> Same thing would occur on the keyboard....just slightly different notes, but all in the same spot.

Statistics: Posted by tinsmith — Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:38 am

2010-11-04T21:46:23+00:00 <![CDATA[Blues Scales Question]]> New to piano and Blues. I started playing this past May (I am playing a Yamaha YPG 635) and am still very much a novice at piano.So, please forgive me if I this question sounds sort of obvious to you more knowledgeable types. :?
A friend plays the harp and got me interested in blues. I now incorporate some blues scales work in my practice sessions. But, I have a question...How do I tie the different scales together so they flow? In other words, if I am running some riffs in the C Blues scale, how do I switch smoothly to say the G or the F etc? Are there some that compliment each other better?
Also still working on getting the right hand to play a riff while the left hand is playing a bass line! I think this is the hardest part of learning to play! My right hand keeps wanting to do what the left is doing!
Anyway, thanks in advance for any tips! I am really ejoyig learning about how the music comes together and actually playing the piano and not having it sound like a skunk in heat! (I actually have o idea what that sounds like! :D )


Statistics: Posted by cobra1365 — Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:46 pm