Welcome to Metalworks Institute Keyboard Tips.
I’m Peter Kadar and today we’re going to talk about soloing over the Blues. So in the key
of C, we’re going to use the Blues scale. And it’s a great scale because we can use
one scale to solo over three different chords. So, that scale is C, E flat, F, F sharp, G
and B flat, and finally resolving at C. Now, when we start soloing on the Blues, I recommend
to students that they don’t just start randomly running the scale up and down. Instead, take
an entire chorus of Blues and just play one note. So take a one note solo. And that is
every time each chorus goes around what we’re going to do is we’re going to add another
note to that scale. So it’s going to help you get the most music out of the minimum
number of ingredients, and it’s going to also help your ears because you’re going to really
start to hear these things and you’re really going to notice when other players are using
the Blues scale. So I’m going to demonstrate right now with a one note solo. Check this
out. One, two, three. Here we go. Play a chord there. Here we go. Now I’ll do two notes.
Starting to sound not too bad already. Now, assuming we go through all the other notes
in the scale, eventually what we wind up with is something that sounds like this. I’ll take
another one. Check it out. I’m Peter Kadar from Metalworks Institute Keyboard Tips. We’ll
see you next time.