Monday, 2 October 2017

THE SECRET BEYOND KEYS AND SCALE

      The scale and keys one of the major building brick in music . This  can a bit abstract and can be confusing, even a myths in the beginning. With experience this become more and more clear. You might consider rereading this lesson from time to time until you solidfy your understanding of this essential musical concept.
What is Keys in Music?
       In music a key is the major or minor scale around which a piece of music revolves. A song in a major key is based on a major scale. A song in a minor key is based on a minor scale.
     A song played in the ‘key of C major’ revolves around the seven notes of the C major scale – C, D, E, F, G, A, and B. That means the fundamental notes making up the song’s melody, chords, and bassline are all derived from that group of notes.
    A song in the ‘key of F major’ uses the notes of the F major scale – F, G, A, Bb, C, D, and E.
     Similarly, a piece of music can be in a minor key and revolve around a natural minor scale. For example, a song in the ‘key of D minor’ uses the notes of the D minor scale – D, E, F, G, A, Bb, and C.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

How to Play the Blues Scale on Bass Guitar

How to Play the Blues Scale on Bass Guitar

The six-note blues scale is one of the most commonly used scales in soloing. Consequently, learning how to play the blues scale on bass guitar is essential. The blues scale is so popular because it’s comfortable to play, it’s easy to move around, and it sounds great.
When you create a solo with the blues scale, it’s going to sound bluesy. Let your ears be the judge of which notes you can linger on and which notes you should use as passing tones  (unaccented notes that connect two strong notes). Just like salt for the soup: When you add the right amount, it’s delicious; when you use too much, you spoil it.
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This figure shows blues-scale pattern. What follows gives you a more step-by-step approach to getting the blues scale under your fingers.

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