Hello there! This time I will give you tips to add extra "color" and personalize one of our passions: the blues.
Let`s say we have a 12 bar blues progression like this:
| Bb7 | Eb7 | Bb7 | Bb7 | Eb7 | Eb7 | | Bb7 | Bb7 | F7 | Eb7 | Bb7 | F7 | Where Bb7 - I7; Eb7 - IV7; F7 - V7
Now we will take a look at some great options to help you out.
For the I7 (Bb7) you can use:
For the IV7 (Eb7) use:
Finally, for the V7 (F7) use:
As you can see, there are a lot of great options, but do not try to study or apply all of them at the same time. Be judicious. Get a nice blues backing track or just record yourself playing the chords and listen carefully at how different each scale sounds over the chord changes.
I would like to remind you that these are options, and surely you will not like the sound of all of them, so give each scale a try and stick with the ones you like.
These concepts were used on the concept, harmonization, melodic construction and Improvisation of my new CD release "Coastline". That`s all for now, and do not forget to visit my web page at www.miguelmega.com.br.