Ten different scales with appropriate licks
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.