The Blues scale consists of 6 different notes. They are the 5 notes of the minor pentatonic scale, plus one additional note. The note added is the diminished 5th (o5) measured from the scale tonic.
For example : adding to the C minor pent. scale : C - Eb - F - G - Bb - Cthe diminished 5th - Gbproduces the C Blues scale : C - Eb - F - Gb - G - Bb - C
In relation to the Major scale the notes of the Blues scale are : 1 - b3 - 4 - b5 - 5 - b7 - 1. The b3, b5 and b7 notes of the scale (for C Blues scale : Eb, Gb and Bb) are the so called blue notes of the scale.
Here are the Blues scales in all 12 keys listed in Circle of Fifths order. C Blues scale C - Eb - F - Gb - G - Bb - C G Blues scale G - Bb - C - Db - D - F - G D Blues scale D - F - G - Ab - A - C - D A Blues scale A - C - D - Eb - E - G - A E Blues scale E - G - A - Bb - B - D - E B Blues scale B - D - E - F - F# - A - B F# and Gb Blues scales F# - A - B - C - C# - E - F#, …
Remembering all seven of the church modes can be a challenge. I remember them by using a mnemonic. I've heard many different ones over the years. This is my favorite:
I've Developed Perfectly Logical Modal Associations. Listen! I've = Ionian (Major)Developed = DorianPerfectly = PhrygianLogical = LydianModal = MixolydianAssociations = Aeolian (Natural Minor)Listen = LocrianI also like this one: "I Don't Play Loud Music About Love"
Now the way to remember the notes in a mode is that the interval between the half steps on the white keys on the piano are the same: B>C; E>F first, and second, which note the mode starts on. If you remember those two things, you have all the intervals of the modes!
C = Ionian (C,D,E,F,G,A,B,C) D = Dorian (D,E,F,G,A,B,C,D) E = Phrygian (E,F,G,A,B,C,D,E) F = Lydian (F,G,A,B,C,D,E,F) G = Mixolydian (G,A,B,C,D,E,F,G) A = Aeolian (A,B,C,D,E,F,G,A) B = Locrian (B,C,D,E,F,G,A,B)
Another way to remember the modes is to use all white notes, m…
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