#1
i should pick one in C minor right? or just in C?
tired of finger speed exercise and turned into slow blues improvisation lately
#2
If you're going for a blues/rock sound you could have a C major blues.

Other than that, C minor should work well too.
Only play what you hear. If you don’t hear anything, don’t play anything.
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#3
I'd sit down with a piece of paper, maybe select a Cmin progression you like, or a standard, and then start substituting chords.

A good Spanish feel might be: Cmin, GMaj or better yet, G7.

You might modulate to C harmonic minor. I personally love hitting up some sweet blues licks in a Spanish style piece.

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Last edited by Bubonic Chronic at Aug 16, 2010,
#5
One thing I like to do is play min pent against a Major progression.

Try a 12-bar cycle of D# - D# - G# - G# - D# - D# - G# - G# - A# - G# - D# - A#7 :

There's some great hillbilly country stuff for you.

Shift that progression down to C and make them all 7's and you've got the blues.
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#6
Quote by Leather Sleeves
Use c minor. There's two sharps in c minor pentatonic, 0 in c major, so it probably wouldn't sound to great.
No. First of all, there are two flats in the C minor pentatonic.

Also, using a minor pentatonic scale over a major progression is basically the quintessence of blues.
Only play what you hear. If you don’t hear anything, don’t play anything.
-Chick Corea
#8
Quote by Leather Sleeves
^My bad about the key sig.

Could you give me a couple examples of songs that use that?
Pretty much any blues or blues/rock.

I'll give you an example though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruMX0GrvwAI

That should give you a feel for the blues major/minor mixing.

Now, he doesn't strictly play the minor pentatonic over the progression (as that gets boring after a while), but it should give you a good idea of how that sounds. If you want an example you may be more familiar with I can find one.
Only play what you hear. If you don’t hear anything, don’t play anything.
-Chick Corea