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Minor Blues - Lesson 2, Part 1

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Minor Blues - Lesson 2, Part 1

In this third group of minor blues progression, we use a major IV chord instead of the minor iv. This gives us the basic chords i - IV - V7. A Type 1 progression will be like this:

The major chord as a IV chord have the major 6th instead of the minor 6th of the basic scale (based on the root). As long as we use the minor pentatonic scale, it does not make too much of a difference, as this scale has no sixth in it. But going from a minor 6th to a major 6th is what distinguish a dorian scale from a natural minorscale. The major 6th hints on the dorian scale. But it is not a dorian progression. A strict dorian progression would have had i – IV – v.

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And the Type 2 progression will be:

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B.B. King The Thrill is Gone Bm King of The Blues (UK)
Live at the Regal (UK)
King of The Blues (Amazon US / UK)

Minor Blues for Guitar - Vol. 1

Written by David Bloom

Discover highly melodic minor blues chord progressions and become fluent with them in three months with this popular book/CD pack.

Discover highly melodic minor blues chord progressions and become fluent with them in three months with this popular book/CD pack. Gives you the freedom to play minor blues differently every time and contains 21 melodic minor blues chord progressions. David Bloom is director of the nationally recognized Bloom School of Jazz in Chicago which he founded in 1975. A noted lecturer and writer, he also plays, composes, and arranges jazz guitar. Published by Bloom School of Jazz Publishing.

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