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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-05-2001, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need Soloing Help - ~little odd progression

I would like to know what modes/scales you would use to sound good over a weird blues progression my school is doing in Jazz band. *The song is fairly slow, and it sounds goofy (no pun intended :innocent: ) when I use Minor pentatonic.
These are the chords/changes:

F minor seven add 9 (4 bars)
C Dominant Seven Add Flat 10 (2 bars)
The F-chord again (2 bars)
B flat Dominant Seven Add Flat 10 (1 bar)
The C-chord again (1 bar)
The F-chord again (2 bars)
REPEAT

I have been practicing it over a recording, and I can't make a solo that sticks together... * I have been using Minor and Dorian over them, but it lacks dynamic-ness. *Someone try it out, it will be a good exercise for you too!
Thanks in advance,
* * Goof-Dogg
P.S. *Sample licks would be appreciated!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-05-2001, 07:39 PM
 
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F Harmonic minor throughout except for the B7#9 play B mixolydian (b9, #9, b13).

Good luck!
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-06-2001, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks Dave, any other suggestions?
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Hi-

First, those "flat 10" chords are actually dominant 7 sharp nine chords; just a nomenclature difference. *The reason is tens are threes up an octave. *When you name a chord, say C7, the notes are: CEGBb; to add a b10 means inserting Eb into the chord. *Because E is already natural, the third, you must call the Eb by it's enharmonic name, D#, whenever possible. *In some cases, you'll end up with doubly- and triply flatted or sharped notes.
Your chords read:

Fm7 add 9
C7#9
Bb7

So you're doing a minor blues. *Jazz-blues' always have a dominant IV and V chord, the Bb7 and C7#9 respectively. *Basically, anything with an Eb major key signature will fit all notes in the scales dictated by the chords. *If you want to get a little funky, try an A- or a B-diminshed arpeggio or scale when moving to the Bb7.

Good luck.

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Over your dominant chords there is a scale that would work out nicely called the Mixo-Blues scale. *It is basically the b5 blues scale with an added major third. *This way, you get that #9/b10 note AND a major third, so you can go either way. *I'm playing it right now and it sounds pretty good fast with the 5 chromatic notes.

The scale is 1 - b3 - 3 - 4 - b5 - 5 - b7. *Enjoy.

(Edited by Josh Blagg at 6:58 pm on May 6, 2001)
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