SOLO1 A Com­bi­na­tion of Scalar Ap­proaches Over a Blues

Guitar Techniques - - Lesson: Blues -

There is a cer­tain Clap­ton- type sound here, which is namely the C mi­nor pen­ta­tonic: R b3 4 5 b7 ( C Eb F G Bb) and the ma­jor pen­ta­tonic: R 2 3 5 6 ( C C E G A) used in tan­dem. This can be su­per ef­fec­tive, and al­lows mu­si­cal ca­dences to oc­cur in your lines, such as mi­nor re­solv­ing to ma­jor. Mick ap­proaches this mix­ture in a way that sounds al­most mo­dal at times, by util­is­ing lots of semi­tone move­ments and bends. If we add the two pen­ta­tonic scales to­gether, the re­sult is a pool of eight notes: R 2 b3 3 4 5 6 b7 ( C D Eb E F G A Bb) which could be thought of as a hy­brid of C Mixoly­dian: R 2 3 4 5 6 b7 ( C D E F G A Bb), which is a ma­jor- based sound, and C Do­rian: R 2 b3 4 5 6 b7 ( C D Eb F G A Bb), a mi­nor sound.

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