EXAMPLE13 ap­ply­ing the blues scale to ii-v-i pro­gres­sions

Guitar Techniques - - PLAY | THE BLUES SCALE -

Be­lieve it or not, the Blues scale can sound fan­tas­tic when ‘forced’ over ii-v-i pro­gres­sions. Ob­vi­ously it’s not go­ing to sound cool if you don’t know what you’re do­ing, but mix in a few choice chord tones and your ii-v-i licks will en­ter a new di­men­sion. While you can­not play ‘proper’ jazz us­ing the Blues scale alone, it will add jazz­i­ness to your blues licks. re­mem­ber to avoid finger­pick­ing oc­taves but use down­strokes with pick or thumb for best re­sults.

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