EXAMPLE12 using chromatic approach notes to outline blues changes
in this example the flat 5 is used to outline all three chords (i-iv-v) of a blues pErogression. in bar 1 the note is used to highlight the root of chord v (E7) while in bar 3 the 5th of i (A7) and the root of iv (D7) are both highlighted using this approach. The flat 5 has been used in this way since the earliest days of jazz. it’s a ‘thoughtful’ application of the note that can give your solos a classy edge, setting your playing apart from predictable blues scale shredders.