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From: elessar@PHYSICS.UNC.EDU (Shawn Mehan)
Subject: MTAB: 12 bar blues and blues scale

This may be of use to some people. Some of you also
have blues stuff for mando/violin. Bring it on!!!!

	The open blues scale and 12 bar blues. 

First you need the open (GM) pentatonic (P) plus the blues notes(*)
to add color, tension, what have you.
                                             

       I   II III  IV  V   VI VII
E-P-||-*-|---|-P-|---|-P-|-*-|-P-|
A-P-||-*-|-P-|---|---|-P-|---|---|
D-P-||---|-P-|-*-|---|-P-|---|---|
G-P-||---|-P-|-*-|-P-|---|---|---|

note that VII = Open 1 course above.
* = Bb, F here

Practice with and without * and you can lay down notes inside
most anything in the key of GM. * + P works great with following,
the 12 bar blues.


         G7  (I)           C7   (IV)          G7    (I)         G7   (I)  
E---||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A---||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D---||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G---||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
       ^ . : . : . : .   ^ . : . : . : .   ^ . : . : . : .   ^ . : . : . : .

         C7  (IV)          C7   (IV)          G7     (I)        G7   (I)
E---||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A---||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D---||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G---||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
       ^ . : . : . : .   ^ . : . : . : .   ^ . : . : . : .   ^ . : . : . : .

         D7  (V)         D7 or C7 (V, IV)     G7  (I)         D7    (V)
E---||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A---||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D---||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G---||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
       ^ . : . : . : .   ^ . : . : . : .   ^ . : . : . : .   ^ . : . : . : .

if you are ending, the last V, the turnaround chord, is no longer needed,
so findish with some sort of I. You can see this goes to any key easily,
just make all major chords 7-chords. In this tuning, here are the open
chords.

G7 : 0021      C7 : 0210     D7 : 2032






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