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video(s) How I approach playing blues
I'm going to do 6 short videos on how I approach playing blues
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July 5, 2018 - 6:13 pm
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here is the first one starting off with the basics, and a topic descriptions of them.

1. A minor and C major blues scales

2. minor blues scale over the I chord. Major blues scale over the IV chord

3. modal scales over the IV chord

4. minor 6th (min7b5) arpeggios over the IV chord

5. major7 arpeggios over the IV chord

6. modal triads over the IV chord

woops: in this first vid I forgot to mention how the Major blues scale turns it country/swingy.

woops: at 2:40 I say G scale when I should have said C scale.

should the background be louder?

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Thanks Blues 🙂
I'm sure many will appreciate your videos.

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but the one who needs the least."

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here is video #2. minor blues scale over the 1 chord. Major blues scale over the IV chord, back to minor blues scale over the V chord.

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Thanks, bluesviolin. That's music and dance all in one!

It's just been put on my bucket list of stuff to learn (the music, the theory and your apparently relaxed bow arm!) 

Hope you do more videos. If you do, please do us a favor and try to include your bow hand in the frame. I got a couple of glimpses of it and think I could learn something from how flexible it seemed.

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@bocaholly: Thank you very much! I've been trying to make blues converts for years, without much success. Although previously I've only been talking about it, and this is the first time I've tried to make videos.

Your comment about bowing took me completely by surprise, as I've never considered myself to have much for varied bowing technique. just long legato bow strokes and my right hand just follows my left hand around to whatever string it goes to.

certainly can't do fiddle bowing...a bit of country shuffle and that's about it.

and yes, I'm determined to do the remaining 4 videos as per the list in my OP

Cheers, Dave.

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Thanks Blue,

Inprove is something I have real issue with, hard for me just to let go and compose on the fly and not try to follow the melody exactly as I hear it. The creative side of the brain (inprove) doesn't function when the analytical side (note following) is engaged and I am certainly not a multitasker. This is something I must dedicate some time towards in the very near future.

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Mark

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Great job BV.

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