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Happy jamming! Blues Shuffle in A minor Backing track. Funk Groove Back Beat. Blues Backing Track in B. To help you take this scale from the technical side of your practice routine to the improvisational, here are 8 classic sounding blues scale licks that you can work on in 12 keys. To finish our intro to the minor blues scale, here is a sample solo over an F blues. You can use the F minor blues scale over the entire blues chord changes. Learn jazz blues guitar step-by-step , download our ebook Introduction to Jazz Blues Guitar. Just as its minor sibling, the major blues scale is an important melodic device that you can use to solo in many different musical situations and genres.
As you can see below, the major scale has 7 notes.
The major pentatonic scale is made up of five of those notes 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 of the major scale. To produce a major blues scale, you simply take the major pentatonic scale and add in a blue note , the b3 of the key. Here is a sample two-octave fingering for the G major blues scale. Get it under your fingers so that you can begin to visualize this scale on the fretboard, and hear how it sounds on your guitar.
The major blues scale works over both major 7 and dominant 7 based chords. This is because there is a major triad in the scale, but no 7th. The main difference between the use of major and minor blues scales is that as the chords change in a blues or other standard form, you have to change scales along with them. So, make sure that you differentiate the major from the minor blues scales in your practicing so that they are distinct and easy to move between when you apply them to your jazz guitar solos. There are 5 main fingerings for the major blues scale. Here are the scale diagrams for a G major blues scale.
To help you get started with the major blues scale, and learn how to apply it to soloing situations, here are a few sample licks that you can learn, work in 12 keys, and use as the basis for your own lines. To really get this lick into the swing style, try and accent the first and last note play them louder of the lick. This will bring an emphasis to the outer notes of the lick, and add an extra layer of rhythmic interest to the line itself. This allows you to build energy in your solo, as well as use a repeated lick without it sounding boring.
Then, play the first 8 bars as written and improvise the last 4 bars. 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…. Hi my sincere congratulations for your website. It is a very useful tool for musicians who wAnts to learn about the jazz world theory and practicing elements.
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12 Bar Blues in 12 Keys
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Essential Blues Basics: Soloing with the Combined Minor/Major Pentatonic Scales
Your friend Gene Pierce. That is some fine jazz dining. I was getting a little hungry for some Passta. This place is always a class act. I enjoy the Joe Pass lesson Joe is using G minor pentatonic in the turnaround of the blues I like that. Thank you so much for your work ,your site is definitly n. I m not pretty wealthy at the moment but i will support your site as soon as i can. Thanks again Martial. Tonight the work begins! Thanks for this. Thanks Dirk. Bingo Geoff! I have read and heard in his playing exactly that about Joe. I understand when Joe was a kid just learning the guitar, that his father not a musician told Joe to copy tunes off the radio and encouraged him to create fills and solos as many different ways he could.
It adds to my arsenal of blues licks. Thanks again!
- Why the parallel *minor* pentatonic scale works so well over a *major* blues – Chromawheel Music;
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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. Please log in again.
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