Ten dif­fer­ent scales with ap­pro­pri­ate licks

Guitar Techniques - - PLAY: THEORY -

ex­am­ple 8: naT­u­ral mi­nor sCale (r-2-b3-4-5-b6-b7) The Nat­u­ral mi­nor scale is most use­ful when solo­ing over chord IV of the mi­nor blues. The mi­nor 6 is a tricky in­ter­val to use over chord I as this in­ter­val is only a semi­tone from the per­fect 5th. The lick ex­ploits the sound of the F (mi­nor 6th) when played against chord IV of the A mi­nor blues (Dm7). In this con­text the F note is2 func­tion­ingTi­tle as the b3rd of Dm7, and sounds most ef­fec­tive. ex­am­ple 9: aDDing noTes To The pen­Ta­ToniC (Tar­geT Tones) A nice way to add colour to so­los is to add one note to the mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic. Gui­tarists like Robben Ford are masters of this. The scale here is sim­ply A mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic with the ma­jor 6th added. This makes the scale par­tic­u­larly use­ful when played over chord IV (D7), as the F# func­tions as the 3rd of D7. Our lick show­cases this con­cept so you can get an idea of how to phrase with it.

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