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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. ole Jason

    ole Jason Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Louisville, KY
    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.