This week is all about something I’ve been sharing with my students a lot lately. We traditionally teach the blues scale or the minor pentatonic to beginning students and use them ourselves when we are searching for that traditional, ‘bluesy’ sound. The problem with this scale, in my opinion, is that it actually contains a lot of really horrible notes.
That’s why I came up with my own scale that I call, ‘The Minor-Major Pentatonic.’ This scale fits the chord structure of the blues in a much better way than the traditional scales we learn and does away with those sour sounding notes that deter many of us from going any further with improvisation. Tune in and hear all about it!
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