Join Tricia Woods for an in-depth discussion in this video The major pentatonic scale, part of Beginning Blues Keyboard.
- Okay, so far we've been playing melodies and sounds…out of a scale based on the minor pentatonic,…but you can also use notes out of the major pentatonic…for soloing the blues.…It sounds a little bit different, a lot brighter,…because it's based on a major scale.…If you listen to some B.B. King solos,…you'll hear him use a lot of sounds…out of the major pentatonic.…The formula for a major pentatonic scale…is one, two, three,…five, and six.…Let's look at this in the key of G.…
We have the one G,…A is two,…B is three,…D is five,…and E is six.…Here's a 12-bar blues in G using the major pentatonic.…(upbeat 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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