Join Tricia Woods for an in-depth discussion in this video Playing off the triad, part of Beginning Blues Keyboard.
- Here's a classic comping figure that you can hear…on the famous Slim Harpo tune Scratch My Back.…I calling it playing off the triad,…because for each chord in the form, you play on,…and then off the triad…and back.…So you're playing root three five,…root four six,…back to root three five.…Now, not all blues are shuffles.…This one has a funky feel.…
(funky blues music)…
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- Labeling the chord and triads
- Triad inversions
- The blues scale and the major pentatonic scale
- Playing off the dominant chord and dominant bass line
- Dominant chord inversions
- Playing off the triad
- Blues fills
- Endings and introductions
- Boogie-woogie bass lines
- Cycle of 5ths and the 6th chord
Skill Level Beginner
1. Blues Harmony
2. Blues Melodies
3. Dominant Chords
5. Turnarounds, Endings, and Introductions
Boogie-woogie bass lines4m 12s
7. Advanced Harmony: Slow Blues
Next steps1m 40s
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