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#2057287 - 03/31/13 09:49 AM blues scales  
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Where can I find out about scales for blues? Its my favourite music genre at the moment but where to start?


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#2057298 - 03/31/13 10:16 AM Re: blues scales [Re: LarryShone]  
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Minor blues: 1 b3 4 #4 5 b7
Major blues: 1 2 b3 3 5 6


#2057342 - 03/31/13 12:34 PM Re: blues scales [Re: LarryShone]  
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You Tube has some pretty good intros if you're willing to dig.

Believe it or not, National Guitar Workshop has a good 3 book series on Blues Piano. It comes with CD's and the first is called "Beginning Blues Piano". It's distributed by Alfred.


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#2057344 - 03/31/13 12:36 PM Re: blues scales [Re: LarryShone]  
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Major Blues: 1 2 b3 3 5 6 b7, and sometimes 4.


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#2057415 - 03/31/13 03:11 PM Re: blues scales [Re: LarryShone]  
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You might enjoy this video, which takes you step by-step into blues improv..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v9GKaSnYgQ

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#2057738 - 04/01/13 11:19 AM Re: blues scales [Re: LarryShone]  
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The only book I've seen that's any good is "The Blues Scales" Essential Tools for Jazz Improvisation by Dan Greenblatt.

The thing about blues scales is that you need to know when to change keys, so just knowing how to construct the "blues scale" isn't the complete picture.


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#2057930 - 04/01/13 05:16 PM Re: blues scales [Re: LarryShone]  
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Yea I understand that blues is more of a feeling than a technique.
Its hard to define.


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#2058361 - 04/02/13 03:22 PM Re: blues scales [Re: LarryShone]  
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This is my favorite scales book. Blues scales are covered, too: Dan Haerle


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