Welcome to episode 240 where today we are diving into Strategy #2 of Minor Blues Month! In the last episode we composed a 12 bar minor blues using the minor pentatonic and blues scale almost exclusively. This time we build on that etude by incorporating chord tones and a few scales to level-up the jazz in our minor blues.
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This is our second episode for Minor Blues Month here where we are going over 3 strategies for improvising over a minor blues, as well as the last 4th episode being my practice plan for really mastering and diving deep into a minor blues.
In the last episode, we talked about strategy #1 which was using minor pentatonics and the blues scale to improvise.
And on that episode, I basically composed on the spot an etude over a 12-bar minor blues using almost exclusively just those two tools.
Now, in today’s episode, we are going to take that exact same etude and add strategy number 2 to it, and start doing a little bit of recomposition.
And strategy #2 is all about using chord tones and modes and scales to start adding some more color and dimension to this important song form.
In this episode:
1. A review of last episodes etudes
2. Adding some chords to the minor blues form
3. Chord tones and scales to use over a minor blues
4. I re-compose the etude while implementing the new strategy