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    Mixing Major and Minor scales for Blues ( beginners )

    Ive noticed a lot of guys just starting out (or just getting into the blues ) think that when playing over a blues progression you just use minor petotonic or just "the blues scale " , when in fact ONE of best techniques for a good blues (and rock ) solo is mixing both minor and major pentatonic

    so whos doing it , and who's not and wants to know more ?

    Geraint

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    Re: Mixing Major and Minor scales for Blues ( beginners )

    Sure post more info.

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    Re: Mixing Major and Minor scales for Blues ( beginners )

    I don't know about that pentagramy witch stuff but I am willing to learn! Just don't unleash the hexenbiest on me!


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    Re: Mixing Major and Minor scales for Blues ( beginners )

    Im so sorry its taken me so long to post anything on this , i was going to do a video with some ideas and approaches to this technique but its not working out
    Anway heres a another guys video on one of the approaches to mixing the two scales , should get you started
    https://youtu.be/KoZOD2mSQOo

    meanwhile i'll work on get my own videos up

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    Re: Mixing Major and Minor scales for Blues ( beginners )

    Learn the 6/9, aka "major pentatonic" from your root note. Playing each minor and major pentatonic over each other, you'll see a pattern of note changes, then you can add those notes for flavor (I like going major when song is on the IV chord)

    Another way to look at the above, is to learn your modes. It's probably been beat to death, but Jimmy Page was very effective at this (think live versions of No Quarter or Thank You). The solos on those songs use a lot of raised (or natural) 6ths, so think Dorian mode for flavor.
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