From there, play the first 4 bars as written, and improvise the last 8 bars, before moving on to a fully improvised solo after that. This kind of transitional exercise is a great way to learn vocabulary, and integrate it into your playing at the same time. The blues scale is used in bars 1 to 3, and in the bridge.
In other places it is mixed with chromatic notes and arpeggios. Here are some typical Joe Pass phrases over a blues in G in which he combines minor and major blues scales. Backing Track. How do you use the blues scale in your jazz solos?
Let us know in the comments below…. I stumbled upon his video lesson of Blues Guitar and was amazen. The man seems to have little at first but when he starts explaining its almost like he forms your thoughts together. A very good teacher. Influenced my love for Blues further. Thanks for your sample e-mails, They have opened up a new world of jazz improvisation to an old rocker like me. Oeps… G Major blues scale 5 shapes … Last two diagrams are given 1 fret to low. Enfin on parle des deux gammes blues.
Mais essayez de jouer un blues entier avec seulement une des deux gammes alternativement. Regards, rf. Hi Roger! The first one is the G minor blues scale, the second one the G major blues scale. You can use the G minor blues scale over Gm7 or G7 among others , and the G major blues scale over Gmaj7 and G7 among others. Roger flansberry: The notes are different LOL. So if I understand correctly.
Slow Blues 5. Blues Shuffle 5 A x 6. Pentatonic instruments used include lyres, pentatonic flutes, and tone bars; special instruments have been designed and built for the Waldorf curriculum. Grunge Backing. The Red Sea Press.
There are other permutations as well. Another common example: A major pentatonic over A7, then A minor pentatonic over D7.
Since the key of Db appears on the Circle of fifths diagram as a major key, Lesson 3 explains how to construct the blues scale based on the major scale, for this. For a complete lesson on the Major Blues Scale, read this lesson. If you already know about the major blues scale and would just like to know how to play it in.
Please log in again. The login page will open in a new tab. After logging in you can close it and return to this page. Both the minor and major blues scale are hexatonic, which means they contain 6 notes. Macrino says:. Kyryll says:. Vic uk says:. Rob says:.
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NickytheNote says:. Allard says:. Dirk Laukens says:. Mike says:. Roger flansberry says:. Dustin says:. Jacob says:. It takes a lot of practice. First we need to understand what a key even is. In Western classical music, the idea is pretty straightforward. There are two kinds of keys, major and minor.
Each major key is generated entirely from a major scale. If you pick any note from the scale and then go up skipping every other note, you get a chord. Taken together, these are the chords that comprise the key of C major. Because they consist entirely of notes from the C major scale, you can use the C major scale over all of them, and everything will fit. Be aware that not every note will sound equally good in every situation, you need to use your ear for that.
Minor keys are more complicated. You can play C natural minor over any of them and be in good shape. However, this collection of chords is unsatisfying for various reasons. The big problem is that they sound more like E-flat major than C minor.
You really want that G minor chord to be a G7. That last note is the important one. The chord you get if you start on the G in the C harmonic minor scale is the one that really makes C minor feel like C minor. So when you see G7 in the key of C minor, raise your B-flat to B. You will quickly discover that real-life music rarely sticks exclusively to the major and minor keys.
In C major, your song will sound a lot more interesting if you bring in chords from C minor. If you really memorize your major and minor keys well, then you can learn to recognize when a chord comes from C major and when it comes from C minor, and change scales accordingly. That takes care of standard practice from classical music.
But now you need to deal with a whole other harmonic universe, the modes. A very common mode for rock and pop is Mixolydian. So if you see a song that starts and ends on C7, and that has Bb chords in it, you need to use your C Mixolydian to sound correct.