West Coast Jump Blues Chromatic Notes (March 2013)

Some essential knowledge for you to consider when developing this style is the place in the scales where you use chromatic notes.

Three scales that are commonly used in combination are the Major scale the Major Pentatonic Scale and the minor Pentatonic scale.

If you know these scales well you can overlay them in the key that the song is in.

There are notes in between the scale notes. They will lead to filling in the gaps.

Playing a note from the minor Pentatonic scale then sliding or bending it to a note in the Major Pentatonic is one way to achieve the effect.

Guitar modes Lesson page precisely names the between notes so that you may slowly introduce each one into your West Coast style.

18 Mar 2013