Join Tricia Woods for an in-depth discussion in this video The blues scale, part of Beginning Blues Keyboard.
- Now that we know the chords in the 12 bar blues,…let's put some melody over the top.…(piano blues music)…(piano blues music)…- All the notes you just heard come from a six note scale…called The Blues Scale.…
This scale is made up of the minor pentatonic scale…plus one extra note that we call the blue note.…Here's how can find the notes of a blue scale…in any key.…When we talks about notes in the chord…or a scale, we use numbers to label each notes place…in a major scale.…For example, in the key of C,…the note C is one.…D is two.…E is three and so on.…Sharp or flat notes are indicated by putting a…sharp or a flat in front of the number.…
For example, E flat is the flat three in the key of C.…The formula for the minor pentatonic scale is…one, flat three,…four, five, flat seven.…Let's look at this in the key of C.…We would have C.…E flat.…F.…G.…And B flat.…Now we said that there's one more note in the blues scale,…this is a note called the blue note…and it's the flat five…and it's very important,…it's going to give you a lot of the sounds that make…
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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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