Welcome to episode 239 of the LJS Podcast where today we kick off “Minor Blues Month” on the podcast! We’ll be uncovering 3 strategies for improvising over a minor blues and then my master practice plan for dominating a minor blues. Today is Strategy #1: Minor Pentatonics and “Blues Scales.”
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October 2020 is Minor Blues Month here on the LJS podcast where I will be going over 3 strategies for improvising over a minor blues followed by the final episode 4 of the series where I’m going to give you my plan for mastering a minor blues.
Now today’s episode is strategy number 1 where we’re going to talk about using the minor pentatonic and the blues scale.
What’s going to be fun about this series is each strategy is going to go over something new. A new kind of approach to the minor blues but I’m going to be composing a solo, it’s a 12-bar minor blues solo today on this show, only using those tools.
And in the next episode, I’m going to be taking that exact same solo but changing it and morphing it up a little bit to add the new strategy. And in the next episode, strategy number 3, adding more to the solo to start developing it and making it more complex.
In this episode:
1. Minor Blues Month and what you will learn
2. The chords to a basic minor blues form
3. How to play minor pentatonics and the “blues” scale
4. I compose a solo using these scales on a minor blues