mdc
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#2
No that's not correct.

The major blues scale is simply the blues scale with a added major 3rd.

So your C major blues scale is: C Eb E F Gb G Bb.

It's a grey area between dominant and minor tonalities for sure.
links136
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#3
i'd also like to say I found good success with simply changing from minor pentatonic to major, usually adding a few major notes to the minor ones every now and then, good dynamic.
Power Metal Kid
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#4
But isn't the foruma for the Major Blues scale 1 2 b3 3 5 6 8 from the Major scale? Meaning the notes would be (if you're in C Major) C, D, Eb, E, G, A and then C again? How can there be an Eb, Gb and Bb if you're in C?
Power Metal Kid
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#5
Oh, wait. Would that screenshot I attached in my first post be correct if you're in the KEYof C Major NOT the C MAJOR BLUES scale?
chronowarp
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#6
Quote by Power Metal Kid
But isn't the foruma for the Major Blues scale 1 2 b3 3 5 6 8 from the Major scale? Meaning the notes would be (if you're in C Major) C, D, Eb, E, G, A and then C again? How can there be an Eb, Gb and Bb if you're in C?

Because it's blues.
rockingamer2
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#7
Quote by Power Metal Kid
But isn't the foruma for the Major Blues scale 1 2 b3 3 5 6 8 from the Major scale? Meaning the notes would be (if you're in C Major) C, D, Eb, E, G, A and then C again? How can there be an Eb, Gb and Bb if you're in C?

Easy, you can play any note in any key, scales be damned.
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mdc
UG's Mr Chord Man
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#8
Quote by Power Metal Kid
Oh, wait. Would that screenshot I attached in my first post be correct if you're in the KEYof C Major NOT the C MAJOR BLUES scale?

Well that depends if a Blues in C is...

... in the key of C.


Lol
food1010
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#9
To be quite blunt, I think this "major blues scale" crap is pretty stupid. Use major notes when you want and use minor notes when you want.

Edit: That said, for blues you should be pretty comfortable with the major and minor pentatonics, but beyond that it's up to your own ear to come up with note choice. Blues is really more about phrasing, dynamics, and intonation than it is about scales.
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Last edited by food1010 at Oct 2, 2012,
chronowarp
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#10
Ya...It'd be more amusing to give people an auxilary blues scale, which is a collection of all the idiomatic melodic tendancies...it'd essentially be the chromatic scale loLOLolL