Why this fingering is written for Ab minor blues scale?



Asked by: Barb Jimenez

What is the fingering for the blues scale?





The fingering for this scale is a little different. You will use fingers 1 2 and 3 all the way up and down the piano. Practice this scale in one octave up and down, and then try it in multiple octaves.

What are the Blue Notes in the AB blues scale?

1. A-flat blues scale

Note no. Note name
1 The 1st note of the A-flat blues scale is Ab
2 The 2nd note of the A-flat blues scale is B
3 The 3rd note of the A-flat blues scale is Db
4 The 4th note of the A-flat blues scale is D

What are the notes in the A minor blues?

Minor Blues Scale Construction



The natural minor scale (aka Aeolian scale) has 7 notes. The minor pentatonic scale consists of 5 of these notes (1, b3, 4, 5 and b7). You can also think of the minor blues scale as a minor pentatonic scale with an added b5 note. This added note is often referred to as the blue note.

Is the blues scale a minor scale?

The hexatonic, or six-note, blues scale consists of the minor pentatonic scale plus the ♭5th degree of the original heptatonic scale. This added note can be spelled as either a ♭5 or a ♯4.

How do you write a blues scale?





The blues scale is made from the 1st, flattened 3rd, 4th, flattened 5th, 5th and flattened 7th notes from the major scale above. The 2nd and 6th notes of the major scale are not used. To flatten a note, just replace it with the piano key lower in pitch ie.

How do you play the blues scale?


So start off by playing with my smallest of all fingers a little finger here on the seventh fret of the G.

How are blue notes created?

In jazz and blues, a blue note is a note that—for expressive purposes—is sung or played at a slightly different pitch from standard. Typically the alteration is between a quartertone and a semitone, but this varies depending on the musical context.

How do you play minor blues?

String. F minor seven. And the dominant seven chord g7. The five chord in the key of c. Minor. All right that's going to be the tenth fret a string ninth fret d. The tenth fret g.

What notes make up the blues scale?

Melodies often follow this structure. The blues scale is like a minor pentatonic scale with an additional chromatic passing tone: do–me–fa–fi–sol–te (^1−♭^3−^4−♯^4−^5−♭^7) ( 1 ^ − ♭ 3 ^ − 4 ^ − ♯ 4 ^ − 5 ^ − ♭ 7 ^ ) .



What is the formula for a minor scale?

The minor scale is created with a formula, just like the major scale. The formula for the minor scale is whole, half, whole, whole, half, whole, whole. This formula is the same sequence as the major scale formula, but it begins on a different note.

What is the minor scale?

What Is a Minor Scale? In music theory, a minor scale is a seven-note musical scale that features a minor third scale degree (also known as a flat third). The sound of the minor scale can evoke sadness, eeriness, and suspense. Minor chords and minor-key music use notes from a minor scale.

What key is most blues played in?

The two most common keys in blues music are E and A. There are others, but these two keys are the most common.



What are the 3 elements of blues?

Metre, rhythm and tempo



there is syncopation to emphasise the weak beats. swing rhythms are heard- quavers are uneven and give a triplet feel to the beat. early blues music was very slow but got faster as the style developed.

What are the three blues chords?

Essentially, the blues is a specific progression that uses the C7, F7, and G7 chords. (For the sake of brevity, I’ll only look at playing blues in the key of C). The blues chord progression lasts 12 bars (thus the phrase “12-bar blues”) that move in a familiar pattern using those three chords.

What mode is blues played in?

Over a typical blues progression, we use three dominant-seventh chords. Dominant-seventh chords occur naturally when you build a chord based on the 5th degree of the major scale. Also, when you play through a major scale starting on the 5th degree it creates the Mixolydian mode.

Do blues scales have modes?

The blues modes are usually the 2nd and 3rd modes of the major scale…but that isn’t what’s important. What’s important is how they sound, and what notes they contain, as I explain in the video.



Who invented the blues scale?

It is typically believed to have been developed by African Americans in the American South toward the end of the 1800s, likely the 1890’s. Some sources suggest it began in Mississippi and others note that the earliest mention of the style, but not the term, appears c. 1901 on pages 148 – 152 of a journal found here.