The first 5 notes of these different scales are exactly the same. The only thing that changes are the 6th and 7th degrees of the scale. That is the main point of this lesson. I would like to prepare a lesson where I explain what context to use these different scales as an improviser.
These turns are a little bit different than turns off of degrees of the major scale. I discuss turns off of the flat 3 and flat 7. The basic melodic interval that we ornament is a descending minor third figure instead of a whole step.
The key of G is a good place for diatonic blues players to get used to bending notes on the chromatic it’s also generally a good key for blues players to improvise in since at least part of it should feel familiar.
I say living because Jean Toots Thielmans has passed away. There are three guys that I instantly think of and then there was one I almost forgot about and have added him to the list. I refer to these guys as the Spanish guy, the Swiss guy, the French guy, and the British guy. All […]
On January 9th, 2017 I braved the New York Subway system and navigated my way to Manhattan from Queens in 2o degree weather for a lesson with the awe-inspiring Yvonnick Prene. Yvonnick first came on my radar way back in 2004 or 2005 when I discovered him on myspace. We corresponded a bit. He was […]
F is one of my favorite keys to jam in. I call F the friendly key. The major scale, the dominant, and dorian scales are all real nice and ergonomic and have a nice flow on the harmonica. Also the minor pentatonic scale is my favorite in this key with an intuitive breathing pattern and […]
So that is a good question and I’m not going to answer it right now because this is just a test blog post but I will say I am pretty adamant about my students starting on a 12 hole instrument and I have a list of reasons why: sdfa ga fgae aweef awe