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bLuEs on the eDgE

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:10 pm
by Clifford D
The most common scales used in the blues can be found in the
Minor pentatonic with the added b5 tone the "blues scale".
Also the Major pent is very much used.
If we're playing an A7 blues these scales would provide 9 tones.
A B C C# D bE E F# G
1 2 b3 3 4 b5 5 6 b7

There is a way to play these common blues tones to generate new fresh
on the edge sounds, or "jazzy" or "out". This isn't every blues players cup of tea, but for those that don't mind a jazz moment in blues this could be a goldmine. Imo of course =)

A7..............................................................................................................D7...
-8--5---------5---------------------------------------------------------------
--------8--5------7----4--------7----5--------------------------------------
------------------------------6-------------5----------8-----6---------------
-------------------------------------------------7-----------------7----5-----
------------------------------------------------------------------------------6
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This line sounds a bit jazzy yet only uses the common blues tones, just put in unusual order.
Endless variety of lines with this idea




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