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chord progressions to play with a blues scale

Discussion in 'Ask Michael Dimin' started by Funkin'_Bassist, Sep 2, 2003.


  1. hi Mike ..
    I was searching for chords to play with blues scale .. I tought it might be inspiring .. I usually play dominant 7th and m6 .. even though I dunno if there is any rules on making progressions from them ...
    thanks for yer time .. it's nice having you back here :D
     
  2. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    FB,
    Sorry to take so long to get back to you. The blues scale is a version of the minor pentatonic scale. It works well over chords that would normally use the mixolydian mode (dominant 7th), the Dorian Mode (minor 6), the m7 (aeolian mode).

    As for developing chord progressions, take a look at some 2 chord funk grooves like Chameleon or Mercy, Mercy, Mercy. Look at some different major and minor blues progressions.

    Also create your own progressions. The only rule is that they sound good.

    Mike