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so ive recorded a simple Cmajor blues backing track, using chords C major, F major and G major. The obvious scales i would baase my improvisation around would be Cblues and Cmajor, also E minor pentatonis (relative minor). What other scales could I use or any nice ideas that work well with these chords. I really want to try and expand how i improvise.
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ah bugger i didnt mean E minor i meant A, i was getting mixed up with Gmajor hahha
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so ive recorded a simple Cmajor blues backing track, using chords C major, F major and G major. The obvious scales i would baase my improvisation around would be Cblues and Cmajor, also E minor pentatonis (relative minor). What other scales could I use or any nice ideas that work well with these chords. I really want to try and expand how i improvise.


A minor won't "work" because you'll just be playing in C major still. Any scale you use will have to resolve to C, so see how switching between C major and C minor alters the feel of things, and you could also experiment with C mixolydian at a pinch.
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also.. not to tell you what to play, but try dominate7th chords..
you'll get more of a blues feel.

also this is just an idea.. never tried it..
but you could play C blues over Cmajor (C7)
then when you switch to F major (F7) also switch to F Blues
and do the same when you switch to G major (G7)

I have actually made some sweet runs this way just jamming solo on acoustic but never tried it over chords..
i don't see how it couldn't work.
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Make all the chords some kind of dominant 7th/9th/whatever chord. That'll give a more bluesey feel to it.

So, C7 F7 G7.

C7: C E G Bb
F7: F A C Eb
G7: G B D F

The blues scale sounds nice over it, like you said.
Another "bluesy" scale is Mixolydian. But I suggest learning the major and minor scale(s) in depth before tackling modes. Buf if you just wanna noodle around, that's fine too.

Mixolydian: 1 2 3 4 5 6 b7
C D E F G A Bb C

EDIT: Dammit, beaten to it.
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Screw Mixolydian; Dorian is where it's at
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