Welcome to Metalworks Institute Keyboard Tips.
I’m Peter Kadar and today, we’re going to talk about additional scales that we can use
when soloing over the Blues. In our last video we saw how using the Blues scale, C, E flat,
F, F sharp, G, B flat and C, could be used to solo over three chords, C, F, and G in
the Blues. So check it out. It sounds like this. Here we go. Pretty cool. After a while
though, it gets a little bit repetitive. So what we need to do is we need to add a few
things to our vocabulary so that we can maintain interest. So what I’m going to do is I’m going
to give you some new scales that we can add and superimpose over top of this Blues scale
to make it a little bit more interesting. So in the key of – on the C chord, we’re going
to use the Blues scale, its relative minor. So that would be A, C, D, D sharp, E, G, and
A. When we get to the F chord, we’re going to use the Blues scale of its relative minor,
which would be D Blues scale. So that’s going to be D, F, G, G sharp, A, C, and D. And when
we get to the G, we’re going to use the Blues scale of its relative minor, which is E. So
we’re going to get E, G, A, A sharp, B, D, and E. So that’s a really technical way of
looking at it. When I first discovered this, I called it the “Migral Scale”, because I
didn’t know what to call it at the time. And here’s why I called it the “Migral Scale”.
So if I think “Migral Scale”, that’s a lot easier to think about and remember than all
that other technical stuff I just said. So, what’s important is how it sounds. I’m going
to do a chorus of Blues, and I’m going to play with just the Blues scale, and then I’m
going to do a chorus of Blues with just the “Migral Scales”, and then finally I’m going
to do a chorus of Blues where I do both of them together. So, chorus of Blues. Here we
go. Check it out. Here’s the Migral Scale. More major and almost kind of country sounding.
Let’s put them both together, see what we get. I’m Peter Kadar from Metalworks Institute
Keyboard Tips. We’ll see you next time.