EXAMPLE5 ma­jor to mi­nor over i-iv Changes: larry Carl­ton

Guitar Techniques - - PLAY|SOPHISTICATED BLUES -

an es­sen­tial tip for making your blues more au­then­tic: play the ma­jor 3rd over the i chord (ie d over B and the mi­nor 3rd over the iv chord (d over e This is prefer­able to us­ing dif­fer­ent scales for each chord (ie B and e Mixoly­dian), in fact, avoid­ing ‘scale hop­ping’ over changes usu­ally pro­vides the most melodic re­sults. The res­o­lu­tion of the phrase in bars 4-5 oc­curs on the chord change,

Bb7 ac­knowl­edged by play­ing chord’s ma­jor 3rd (d) on the first beat of bar 5.

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