As soon as you hear these very identifiable blues progressions you know that they are wide open and you can go hog wild if you wish. Here is a little trick to make it easier to get to Major Pentatonic if you are not familiar.
E Major and C Minor are relative major and minor so both are constructed from exactly the same notes:. If you think more in terms of Minor Pentatonic or just know those shapes then play all your C Minor Pentatonic scales, but start on and emphasize the E notes and it will be E Major Pentatonic. By focusing on those E notes it will exude those sweet, happy, major sounds. Try E Dorian over all the chords.
Dorian is the 2nd mode in any major key. To determine E Dorian ask what major scales 2nd note is an E note. The answer is D. So E Dorian is the same as D major:. Try playing D major scales but start on and emphasize the E notes. Resolve to and focus on those E notes and you are playing in E Dorian. Experiment, explore, and keep trying new and interesting things on the instrument.
In this jam the chords are moving pretty slow so you have a lot of time on each chord. This is perfect for treating each chord as a separate event.
Remember to listen to the rhythm and time your changes so you change your scale or landing notes as the chords change. Here are a few avenues to try:.
Play E major scales and licks but start on and emphasize the B notes and you are now playing in B Mixolydian. Harpsichord, bass, vibes and sleigh bells!
Beautiful sounding recording too. The Blues in H is a major blues. Not many blues tunes in B major around, so thanks for that! Great job Mike. Any chance you know of tunes for rhythm changes in all keys? Thanks, Camden. I saw the discussion, but I doubt there are rhythm changes in every key.
Good luck! Not sure when this was posted, so may be waaaaay after the fact here, but did you ever find that Ab minor blues? I think there is one called Party Time by Lee Morgan….
So thanks a million for this, Alan : Now the pieces come together, the playlist is complete! I think a gateway into another dimension just opened….
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Home Free Lessons 12 Bar Blues. I hope you enjoyed this lesson on the 12 Bar Blues! The picture shows a C chord, played with a capo in the second fret. So, finding the correct key is educated guesswork. To truly understand the shuffle feel, first play straight eighth notes, which are eighth notes without a shuffle feel. Weitere Informationen.
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E Major Blues Scale – Positions Along The Fretboard. E Major Blues Feature The E Major Blues Scale contains the following notes: E – F# – G – G# – B – C#. E Blues Scale. Free Guitar Scale Charts And Fingering Diagrams. Scales you can use in the real world, created by a human guitarist. Non computer generated.
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