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Fireglo and Jetglo finishes. Here we have a basic 12-bar blues progression in the key of C. Clearly C minor Pentatonic will work great
Eb- Bb), (C- F-G- but you can, of course, also treat each chord as a dominant 7th and use Mixolydian mode (C, F and G Mixolydian respectively for the I, IV and V chord of the blues progression). Alternatively, try mixing in key chord tones from the arpeggios: C7
Bb), Eb) (C-E-G- F7 (F-A-C- and G7 (G-B-D-F). This will add instant sophistication to your lines. The progression here is Am-D9Fmaj7-E7. You can use a variety of modes, but A minor Pentatonic scale is still great (A-C-D-E-G). Dorian mode (A-B-C-D-E-F#-G) works perfectly over the Am and D9 chords, whereas you’d want to switch to A Aeolian – ie the natural minor scale – for the Fmaj7 (A-B-C-D-E-F-G). A Harmonic minor is a great way of negotiating the E7 chord (A-B-C-D-E-F-G#). Here’s a Latin-sounding track that is perfect for diving into the third of the Major scale modes: Phrygian. (C# Phrygian consists of C#-D-E-F#-G#-A-B). C# minor Pentatonic (C#-E-F#-G#-B) and C# Blues scale (C#-E-F#-G-G#-B) are also great options. Try playing around with spelling out a C# minor arpeggio (C#-E-G#) and a D major arpeggio (D-F#-A) for maximum Phrygian effect. This challenging 7/8 groove track shifts between E Minor and G Minor. The E minor progression is Em7 to A7, so E Dorian mode (E-F#-G-A-B-C#-D) is a top scale option, as well as E minor Pentatonic (E-G-A-B-D). The G minor progression is also of a Dorian nature, with the chords
Bb Gm7 -C9. G Dorian (G-A- C-D-E-F) and G Minor Pentatonic
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