Continuing with the F7 blues, George shows the scale to play over the last chord in the F7 blues progression. This scale follows the same protocol as the F7 and Bb7 scales, in that you add a passing tone between the flat 7 and the root. Once you get this scale under your fingers, you'll have learned all the bop scales for playing the F7 blues scales.
- Last scale and then we're going to start putting…this stuff together with a couple other very…simple tools and we're going to be playin' the blues.…The last scale we're going to look at,…follows the exact same protocol as our F7 and Bb7 scales…in that we're going to add a passing tone…between the flat seven and the root.…The notes in the C7 scale, we've got…C-E-G…and then Bb is really what we would call…the tension or the extension on it.…
So these are the chord tones that we want to be hitting…on the beat with our scale,…and it's the same one as it's been.…(C dominant scale)…And to finger it we start with the two so that…we can keep continuity as we go up.…And it's two,…one, two, three,…one, two, three,…one, two,…and same thing going up.…One, two, three, one, two, three, one, two.…Coming down…again we need to accommodate this little thing…so we're going to go…three, one,…three, two, one, three, two, one,…three, one, three, two, one, three, two, one, three, one,…three, two, one, three, two, one,…and the root.…
When we practice, as we go up,…
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- The blues in F
- Building a scale out of the F7 chord
- The B flat 7 bop scale
- The G minor 7 bop scale
- The C7 bop scale
- Practicing guide tones