#1
Hey I was just wondering, what scale would sound good for funk over a C minor and a B flat major chord?
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#2
What's the entire chord progression? If it's a Cm-Bb chord vamp, I'd just improvise in Cmin pentatonic.
#3
Cm Pentatonic, Cm Blues, and C Dorian would be good scales. C natural minor works as well, but the b6 doesn't usually sound funky and isn't a chord tone of either chord, so finding a great place to play it is hard.
#4
The entire chord progression is a C mi. to a B flat to an A flat major 7, but the solo section is just a Cmi. to a B flat
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#5
That Abmaj7 indicates C natural minor. The solo leaves it ambiguous, but the nat6 may sound awkward. Use your ear and good judgement to see what sounds good.
#6
Alright thanks, that helps alot
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#7
C Dorian Blues is also a nice scale to spice it up!!

EDIT: Remember, funk isn't so much about WHAT you play, but HOW you play it. Create and feel the groove! Double stops are a nice way to make it a bit funky, use 16ths rhythm and muting
#8
Anything really as long as it has a M6 in my opinion. And doing hammer ons between m3's and M3's is instant funk
#9
I improvised a solo for my jazz band, which was doing a funk song (Chameleon, anyone heard it?) and all I used was altered dominant scales. I pretty much improvised how I would any other blues/jazz song and it sounded fine.