#1
So, I know a lot of scales... minor pent, major pent, major, natural minor, etc... but i'm not sure what it means by progression... Example, play a minor blues scale with a 1,4, 5 progression. what does that mean? any help would be apprecaited,
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#2
well if your in c major 1 is cM 4 is FM 5 is gM and those chords go behind the lead
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#4
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Blues progressions are more complicated, focus on diatonic progressions for now.

www.musictheory.net has all you need.



cool, thanks

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#5
Quote by forty6and2
So, I know a lot of scales... minor pent, major pent, major, natural minor, etc... but i'm not sure what it means by progression... Example, play a minor blues scale with a 1,4, 5 progression. what does that mean? any help would be apprecaited,
thanks!
It just means the progression is made up of chords built off the 1st, 4th and 5th degrees of the scale - so if you are in A a 1 4 5 progression (normally notated in roman numerals - so I IV V or i iv v - capitals for major chords, lower case for minor chords) would be chords built off the A, D and E.
#6
each note in a scale is have a numerical value. example in the C major scale:

C=1, D=2, E=3, F=4, G=5, A=6, B=7
i was taught to use roman numerals though.

im afraid i dont know as much as id like about Jazz/Blues theory, because its a whole other animal for real. however a I-IV-V progression in C would be going from a C chord to an F chord to a G chord. as far as whether or not the chords are major, minor, or major/minor 7th (which i know blues and jazz love), all depends on the key and the chart specifically.

i would highly recommend getting this progression down packed, cuz as far as i know, it is a favorite in blues and jazz.