Welcome back! Today I wanna show a one of the most fusion blues lessons online.
I’ve usually been showing you shuffle blues lessons or good old blues grooves but this time we
are gonna go for a more fusion way of playing it. The first thing I’m going to show you is the
chord progression. Normally I would choose open chords and more sustained grooves, but this
time we are gonna explore a more staccato and pronounciated rhythm that will sound awesome
over a funky blues drum track. Bass players are going to love you for this; it is ideal for them to
lay down some modern chops.
Let’s take a look at the progression:
It is very simple: an A7 going to a C9 and to a D9. You can play it with a pick or with your fingers
as you wish. If you choose to use your fingers, I would play the lower bass notes with your
thumb and the rest with the index, middle and ring finger.
There are many scales that would sound amazing over a progression like this. The first one that
comes to mind is obviously the A Minor Pentatonic scale. Another scale that goes great with a
progression this funky is the Dorian Scale. You could potentially mix in the A Mixolydian scale if
you wanted too as well.
For this groove I have prepared an awesome melody/solo that will go perfectly well over the
blues progression above. The rhythm is a bit on the complicated side but once you get used to
it, you’ll love it.
Let’s check it out:
would personally pick all the notes and not use any legato or slide technique, though you are
more than welcome to use any technique you want.
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