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Blues Workshop 12/2/2006. What is the Blues?. The “Blues”, as a musical style, has different meanings for different people – Boogie, Texas, Country, Rock, Delta, etc.
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Blues Workshop 12/2/2006

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What is the Blues? The "Blues", as a musical style, has distinctive implications for various individuals – Boogie, Texas, Country, Rock, Delta, and so on. Individuals can discuss the blues from a hypothetical point of view (i.e. a 1-4-5 movement more than 8/12/16/24 bars, and so on), yet doing as such overlooks what\'s really important. To quote Bill Dahl, "The blues is as fair a musical frame as it is elevating. The blues is life – with all its high points and low points in place"

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Blues Styles

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Suggested Listening

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Blues Progressions Start with knowing your significant scale or fabricate the scale in the event that you don\'t have a clue about the notes. Step Pattern for Major Scale – W H W H Take the main (I), fourth (IV) and fifth (V) harmonies to assemble your movement. Case in the Key of A – A B C# D E F# G# An I – An, IV – D, V – E While you can play the blues utilizing significant harmonies, the standard is to utilize prevailing harmonies. Along these lines, for each of the three harmonies above, play them as seventh harmonies (A7, D7, E7). Regular blues movements are 12 measures in length, otherwise known as 12 bar blues. There are 8 bar, 16 bar and 24 bar blues. For this workshop, we\'ll concentrate on 12 bar blues. Fundamental 12 Bar Blues A7/A7/A7/A7 D7/D7/A7/A7 E7/D7/A7/A7 Quick Change Blues A7/D7/A7/A7 D7/D7/A7/A7 E7/D7/A7/E7 Jazz Blues A7/D7/A7/Em7 A7#5 D7/Ebdim/A7/A7 E7/D7/A7/F7 E7 Basic 12 Bar Blues I7/I7/I7/I7 IV7/IV7/I7/I7 V7/IV7/I7/I7 Quick Change Blues I7/IV7/I7/I7 IV7/IV7/I7/I7 V7/IV7/I7/V7 Jazz Blues I7/IV7/I7/vm7 I7#5 IV7/bVdim/I7/I7 V7/IV7/I7/#V7 V7

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Blues Progressions For minor blues, change the I and IV harmonies to minor 7 th and make the V harmony an adjusted predominant 7 th (ex. D7#9). The Blues can be played in any key, yet the normal keys are An, E and G for Rock/Country blues and F, Bb, Eb for Jazz blues. Utilization of exchange tunings is additionally a typical element in a few blues. Substitute tunings, for example, open (D A D F# A D) and open G (D G D G B D) encourages both finger style and slide application. Stormy Monday Blues G7/C7/G9 Ab9/G7 C7/C7/G9 Am7/Bm7 Bbm7 Am7/Cm7/G7 C7/G7 D+ Stormy Monday Blues I7/IV7/I9 bII9/I7 IV7/IV7/I9 iim7/iiim7 biiim7 iim7/ivm7/I7 IV7/I7 V+ Minor 12 Bar Blues w/a Quick Change Am7/Dm7/Am7/Am7 Dm7/Dm7/A7/A7 E7#9/Dm7/Am7/E7#9 Minor 12 Bar Blues w/a Quick Change Im7/IVm7/Im7/Im7 IVm7/IVm7/I7/I7 V7alt/IVm7/Im7/V7alt

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Blues Chords This is an "example" of A predominant harmonies (7 th , 9 th , 13 th ) that might be utilized as a part of a blues. As usual, take in a few approaches to play all harmonies. A large portion of these harmonies are root position, which means, on the off chance that you know the names of the notes on the guitar neck, you can utilize these harmony grasps for different roots (i.e. G7, Bb7, E7, D7, and so forth)

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Blues Soloing Use of the pentatonic scale is the primary soloing gadget utilized as a part of blues. To move unreservedly around the neck, you ought to take in each of the five examples of the pentatonic scale. The flatted fifth (b5) interim in the minor pentatonic scale is otherwise called the "Blue Note". Utilization of this interim is fundamental to getting a genuine blues sound while soloing. To solo expressively, once the pentatonic scale is under your fingers, work in expression methods, for example, slides, octaves, twists, twofold stops and vibrato. Contingent upon the class (i.e. jazz, shake, delta, and so on), you ought to likewise take a shot at playing the notes in both a straight 8 th note or swing style. At last, playing a blues solo is more about feeling and expression than what number of notes you play. While it is amusing to play quick keeps running, to really stable like the blues, playing less notes – all the more expressively – is the approach!

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Pentatonic Boxes G minor pentatonic 13 th fuss G minor pentatonic 8 th fuss G minor pentatonic 3 rd worry G minor pentatonic 10 th fuss G minor pentatonic 6 rd fuss BLUE Notes = the b5 note RED Notes = the G root

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