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Jesse
post Sep 17 2008, 07:36 AM
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I need some help. You know Joe Bonomassa right? What scales does he paly over a 12 bar? I really think its not only pentatonic.. + What is the "blue nots" ? I've heard people about this. It seems to make pentatonic scales even bluesier..

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post Sep 17 2008, 09:25 AM
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Usual combination is X minor pentatonic/X dorian/X minor blues/X major third. For example, let's say you have X=A.

There's a plenty combinations there to make it sound whatever you want.

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post Sep 17 2008, 09:29 AM
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So dorian mode is used in the blues?! Didn't knew that. Thank's! That image is like, all of those scales combined? I know the Dorian mode pattern. I know the minor pentatonic boxes. So Minor blues... I don't know which that one is:D

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post Sep 18 2008, 02:31 PM
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The minor blues is is the minor pentatonic(1 b3 4 5 b7) with 1 additional note - a b5. So the scale formula is: 1 b3 4 b5 5 b7. This b5 is known as the devils interval - it has a certain dissonant tonality to it - a tritone. It also adds a chromatic feel to some licks and riffs.
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post Sep 18 2008, 02:56 PM
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You can also expand your Blues vocabulary using pentatonic only.
What you should do is to try all licks you know already in each of 5 boxes
of pentatonic scale,apply bends as well and you'll have tons of similar,
but still new licks. smile.gif


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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Sep 18 2008, 03:56 PM) *
You can also expand your Blues vocabulary using pentatonic only.
What you should do is to try all licks you know already in each of 5 boxes
of pentatonic scale,apply bends as well and you'll have tons of similar,
but still new licks. smile.gif


Very cool and handy advice - I agree with this! smile.gif


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post Sep 18 2008, 04:30 PM
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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Sep 18 2008, 03:56 PM) *
You can also expand your Blues vocabulary using pentatonic only.
What you should do is to try all licks you know already in each of 5 boxes
of pentatonic scale,apply bends as well and you'll have tons of similar,
but still new licks. smile.gif



Great advice!

I would ad to learn one lick in 3 octaves and practice connecting it with click (metronome backing drum machine etc).

Also try applying rhythmic variation to all your licks - that way you will have lots of licks instead of just one!



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I always play to jamtracks:D Thank's for the tips! I also bend alot, but they are functional bends!

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