|Swingin’ Minor Blues Lead, Part 1
Swingin’ Minor Blues Lead, Part 1
In this blues lead guitar lesson, you’ll learn some swingin’ minor key blues in the key of Bb. Orville chose Bb to remind you that there are other keys than the standard guitar keys of E, A, G, D, and C, and that it’s good to know how to play in them. He plays this minor blues tune three times: one time through the melody in the middle of the neck, one time through the melody an octave higher, and a solo or variation on the melody. The melody mostly uses the minor pentatonic scale, but it occasionally uses the flatted fifth of the scale, as well as the usual flatted third and flatted seventh. Orville walks you through each part, showing you what he played and why. In this first video you’ll learn the basic melody.
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