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Learning To Jam - Page 9

by Jesse Engel
 
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The next step is to make you're proggressions move more. You can do this by using scales to go between the notes of the chord. The scale i will use here is the blues scale.

There's a whole lot of theory behind scale construction, which i'll save for another lesson. For now, knowing scale shapes and roots will suffice. The A blues scale looks a little like this. Keeping arrpegios and octaves in mind, you can use this scale to connect the dots. It is a minor scale and should be used in progressions that have a minor or a 7 chord at the base or root. Here is an example of something you could play if you just wanted to Jam around A.

If you look at the octaves, you can see that this chord progression goes A,D. The progression moves from A to D by decending down the scale. seq|4_5|4_8|3_5|3_6|3_7|2_5|2_7|1_5|1_7|1_8|1_8|1_7|1_5|2_7|2_5|3_7|3_6|3_5|4_8|4_5|seq |cr|
 
 
 
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