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Scales Over Chord Changes

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:44 pm
by outstretchedarm
what scales can you play over different chord changes in the blues.

For instance, let's say I'm in the key of C.

I'm playing the usual chords....C, F, G as well as Dm, Em, Am, Bdim

besides just playing the blues scale the whole wy through, have you all learned ways of playing other scales (blues or otherwise) at the different changes of chord?

and How do I avoid certain "clashes," say between the Eb of the blues scale and the E in C major?

I like keyboard playing that changes scales/modes through the chord progression.


PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:42 pm
by outstretchedarm
I also think this is an interesting question.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:22 pm
by Bournio
Sorry to put it in a patronising way but you just go through each chord change, play each note of the scale over it, see what you think, and repeat for the whole piece/song. this also means if you Jam, learn the I/IV/V in each key, and what not to do over each!

The other interesting one, playing Cmajor, instead of playing Eb from the blues scale, flatten it again! Ebb, or D, so it becomes a 9th chord effectively, it's one of my techniques, just change dodgy notes, go chromatic a bit!

Bassically play around and do whatever solong as it sounds good! Strum the strings of a piano, stick knives in the organ, whatever!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:27 pm
by outstretchedarm
thank you.