#1
Hey can anyone please tell me what mode does the guitar player use in solo? thanks!
#2
None. He solos in a key.

To be actually helpful, it's an F# (if I recall correctly) blues, so you want to use the F# minor pentatonic.
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#3
Or an f# aeolian mode with no seconds or sixths. you can add a flat fifth for fun.
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Or an f# aeolian mode with no seconds or sixths. you can add a flat fifth for fun.

= Blues scale.

And it's minor, not aeolian.
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#6
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or is it?
Only play what you hear. If you don’t hear anything, don’t play anything.
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#7
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did you hear a noise? I suspect something just flew straight over your head.
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#11
Umm it's in a major key yeah? Certainly when I play it in cover bands it's in a major key, but these suggestions that a minor third is part of the harmonic context has me doubting myself as its been a while since I listened to the original.

But if it is, that aoelian suggestion is very funky. Crap even. Minor 6th in a major key anyone?
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#12
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did you hear a noise? I suspect something just flew straight over your head.
Regardless, the post wasn't helpful in any way.

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Umm it's in a major key yeah? Certainly when I play it in cover bands it's in a major key, but these suggestions that a minor third is part of the harmonic context has me doubting myself as its been a while since I listened to the original.

But if it is, that aoelian suggestion is very funky. Crap even. Minor 6th in a major key anyone?
Admittedly, I can't remember how long it's been since I've heard the original. I couldn't even tell you what the solo sounds like.

Every time I've played it though, I've always interpreted it as a blues (dominant 7th chords, minor pentatonic scale). I think a major scale would sound kind of odd over it.
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Last edited by food1010 at Apr 4, 2013,
#13
^^^^ Both should work if its in a major key.
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#14
Quote by AlanHB
^^^^ Both should work if its in a major key.
Generally speaking, yes. However, based on the melody and the rhythm in this case, I would lean more towards the minor pentatonic.

Then again, I think it goes without saying that you should never blindly wank on the minor pentatonic in a major blues. You use minor notes when you need them and major notes when you need them. I didn't mean to speak in absolutes earlier, it just was easier to give a solid answer.

The note I was concerned about was the major seventh, not the major third anyway. The again, it would definitely sound fine over the V chord or as a passing tone.

Moral of the story, use whatever notes you want...
Only play what you hear. If you don’t hear anything, don’t play anything.
-Chick Corea
Last edited by food1010 at Apr 5, 2013,
#15
^^^ For sure. It comes down to arrangement too - I dont use 7th chords (mostly) when playing it.
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