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scales on Amazing grace

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by paintandsk8, Jun 23, 2003.


  1. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    I have recently been working on Victor Wooten's version of amazing grace. I want to do some of my own improv as an intro and some throughout the song, but I have no idea what scales/modes/chords I should use. Anyone have any advice?
     
  2. I'm not sure what key he plays it in with those harmonics but I don't recall him changing anything drastically. If you have a realbook I think there is an Amazing Grace chart in it. If not, try searching for a pdf of it. It should be easy to find on p2p or web search engines.
     
  3. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    G mixolydian. If you're using natural harmonics like Vic, they'll limit you.