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Learning to play the Blues     For Guitar Teachers and Students

Jam - Room

INDEX

CTB Index

ABOUT

B - MEMBERS   Now use what you have learned

Use the Slide Rule in the Jam-Room with the Video number 12 and experiment with all of these Scales

A Minor Pentatonic

A Natural Minor (A Aeolian Mode)

A Harmonic Minor

MODULE 6

PAGE 3

M6 - Project  3 - More Complex Chord Progressions

        Dealing with a Minor Chord Progression

A - Make sure you are familiar with everything we have covered so far      (Revise First if necessary)


       


B - MEMBERS   A Minor Chord Progression

A more complex chord progression than a simple basic I IV V Chord progression could be a chord progression that changes Key or is a minor chord progression for example:


Video 12 in the Jam-Room CTB Key A minor Blues Slow
























Some of the Scales you could use for this are:

A Minor Pentatonic - A Natural Minor (A Aeolian Mode) - A Harmonic Minor


To progress even further with you soloing ability you should start using some of the Minor Scales namely A Natural Minor (A Aeolian Mode) - A Harmonic Minor


Use the Slide Rule and plot out the A Natural Minor Scale and Practise this relentlessly

There are two ways to plot this out:

1 - Slide The Number 6 over the Note of A on the Keyboard as this is the 6th Mode (A Aeolian Mode)

As explained in the page before in C2



2 - The other way is Slide The Number 1 over the Note of A on the Keyboard and plot out the formula for the Natural Minor (Aeolian Mode)  All formulas are shown under the Slide Rule

The Formula is 1-2-b3-4-5-b6-b7-1


When you are comfortable with the Natural Minor Scale

Work on the Harmonic Minor, a very valuable scale to know


Slide The Number 1 over the Note of A on the Keyboard and plot out the formula for the Harmonic Minor Scale

The Formula is 1-2-b3-4-5-b6-7-1


Below is an example of one pattern for the A Harmonic Minor Scale



 See how I have plotted out one possible pattern for the A Harmonic Minor Scale

The Formula is:

1-2-b3-4-5-b6-7-1


DO NOT RUSH THROUGH THIS IF IT TAKES DAYS OR WEEK THAT IS OK, JUST PRACTICE TILL YOU KNOW THEM WELL

By being proficient with some important scale patterns your ear will develop naturally and your fingers will automatically compensate for notes that do not fit a certain scale pattern.

You start to become intuitive with your playing

C -   Practice-Revise-Experiment

These are the Scales you should know now and you want to continually Practice, revise and experiment with them in all Keys


Minor Pentatonic

Major Pentatonic

Blues Scale (This is the Pentatonic patterns with the B Note added)

Major Scale

Mixolydian Mode

Natural Minor (Aeolian Mode)

Harmonic Minor