The Blues Scale
An important part of learning the 12-Bar Blues is knowing how to construct and perform a Blues Scale. The formula for constructing a basic Blues Scale is shown in figure one displayed in the image for this section. In your music note book, construct a Blues Scale using the following root notes:
You can now add the Blues Scale to your List of Available Resources for Improvising.
Your Assignment for this Week
On your keyboard, play each of the Blue Scales you have constructed 5 times from bottom note to top note. Then play5 times from top note to bottom note. In other words, up and down each scale.
Using the F Blues scale that you’ve constructed in your music note book, experiment with playing the notes in random order and with different rhythms. Do this for 30 minutes. See how many variations you can come with.