EXAMPLE8 Flat 5 melody note over chord iv oF a blues
The Blues scale, as we discovered in Example 5, sounds awesome when played o2ver chord iv of the blues, but in that scenario as a passing note. What if you hit the interval hard against the chord? in bars 3-4 of this example, you can hear the E Blues scale played against A13 (chord iv). notice how the flat 5 resolves down to an A (the chord’s root) in both cases, illustrating preferred resolution direction when playing over the iv chord of a blues.